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OEO makes changes to name, policy

Holly Ashkannejhad, Director of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation at WSU, discusses the role that the Office of Equal Opportunity plays in providing clarity to its purpose during an interview at her office Monday afternoon.
JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter July 17, 2019

The Office of Equal Opportunity updated its procedures regarding sexual harassment as a part of a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The federal...

Tuition increase of 2.4 percent across WSU campuses

hil Weiler, Vice President of Marketing & Communication at WSU, discusses the 2.4% tuition increase going into the fall 2019 semester.
GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter June 19, 2019

WSU's Board of Regents approved a 2.4 percent tuition increase earlier this month during a Tri-Cities campus retreat. The increase is supposed to aid graduate students' and staff’s increased living expenses...

WSU audit finds mismanagement in athletics complimentary ticket sales

WSU fans passionately support the team during the 3 OT drama against BSU on Saturday, September 9.

An internal audit of WSU Athletics’ 2016 football ticket sales revealed inflation to home football game attendance and potential violations of state law. The purpose of the audit was to investigate...

GPSA, Transit react to S&A cuts

Jordan Frost, ASWSU president and Services and Activities Fee Committee chair, said the student government cut its own spending before submitting funding requests.
IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2018

University entities that rely on Services and Activities fees as a source of revenue for the most part received less than they asked for as student leaders pushed for scaling back student fees. At the...

S&A Committee makes blanket 2.5 percent cut

Mary Jo Gonzales, Vice President of Student Affairs, talks about being more responsible with money and simplifying WSU PR.
IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter April 4, 2018

The Student and Activities Fee Committee voted to reduce next years S&A fee contributions for all applicants, with the exception of ASWSU, during a 6.5 hour meeting Wednesday night. The committee...

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

The starting reserve balance of $205 million in 2013 comes from a chart WSU published in the fall. Deficits for the university and for athletics come from the Budget Office. The athletics deficits differ slightly 
from those previously reported, and the Budget Office could not immediately explain the discrepancy.
CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter April 3, 2018

Newly released financial figures show WSU Athletics accounts for roughly half the drop in university savings, which administrators have used to justify system-wide spending cuts of 2.5 percent. Officials...

Student Conduct rewrite carries into next school year

ASWSU Vice President Garrett Kalt talks about some of the suggested changes to the student conduct policies during the student conduct meeting held on Feb. 14.
REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter March 26, 2018

After more than a year of operating on emergency rules and month-long delays in the revision process, WSU officials expect the rewrite of the Student Conduct Code to carry into next semester, with potential...

WSU sues over Cosmic Crisp

WSU sues over Cosmic Crisp
IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter March 19, 2018

WSU filed a countersuit in response to a lawsuit brought against the university by an agriculture technology company over a new variety of apple. A lawsuit filed in King County by Phytelligence on Feb....

Heritage houses to continue with full funding

Maria de Jesus Dixon, manager of operations for the Culture and Heritage Houses and the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, describes her position and the importance of the houses.
YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter March 7, 2018

Despite fears of either a 58 percent funding cut to the WSU Culture and Heritage Houses or the houses being sold, they received their full operating budget for the year and will continue to function. The...

WSU faces lawsuit over data breach

WSU faces lawsuit over data breach
CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter March 1, 2018

Four people are bringing a class-action lawsuit against WSU, alleging they suffered identity theft after a hard drive containing sensitive information for more than 1 million people was stolen from a WSU...

High-ups earn six-figures

With a projected salary of $3.5 million for the 2018 football season, Head Coach Mike Leach is the highest-paid university employee.
REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter February 26, 2018

Editors Note: Clicking on the subheads before every section will open a new tab allowing readers to view the contracts in full.  Of the highest-earning employees at the university, football Head Coach...

ASWSU considers putting sports pass on ballot

February 7, 2018

ASWSU considered putting a $265 annual mandatory sports pass referendum on the ballot at their February 7 meeting.   [pdf-embedder url=""...

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