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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 18, 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 review began in 2013 and looked at universities’ handling of sexual harassment and sexual violence...

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 20, 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 and health insurance. Washington law allows universities to set tuition rates for their students...

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 16, 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 beginning of April, these organizations came before the Services and Activities Fee Committee with...

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 4, 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 have traditionally said the athletics budget is separate from the university’s, and that athletics...

WSU sues over Cosmic Crisp

WSU sues over Cosmic Crisp

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 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. 26 claims that WSU broke the terms of their contract that deals with the Cosmic Crisp apple variety,...

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 facility in April. The lawsuit, which represents everyone affected by the security breach, argu...

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 Mike Leach, who is set to make $3.5 million in 2018, has seen some of the highest increases in pay. ...

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="" title="Referendum 47-05 FOOTBALL.docx--EXTERNAL UPDATED SNO"]...

Regents executive sessions

December 10, 2017

We requested all documents from the Regents executive session from the meeting on WSU Pullman's campus on Sept. 21, 2017. No documents were withheld under any claim of exemption under the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). [pdf-embedder url="

WSU’s fiscal health website

December 10, 2017

WSU compiled information regarding its efforts to reduce spending and improve its financial situation. Note: This site is not maintained by The Daily Evergreen.    

Colleges outline spending plans

December 10, 2017

In response to WSU President Kirk Schulz's mandate that all WSU units reduce spending by 2.5 percent to eliminate the university's deficit, college deans described their financial plans in memos to faculty and staff. Carson College of Business [pdf-embedder url="" title="Carson Co...

WSU administrators’ emails related to wolf researcher

December 10, 2017

Email exchanges and other communication from several WSU administrators regarding wolf researcher Robert Wielgus, who filed an ethics complaint earlier this year arguing the university violated his academic freedom. The Evergreen obtained these records to inform reporting on Wielgus' battle with the...

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