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GPSA, Transit react to S&A cuts

GPSA, Transit react to S&A cuts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, Transparency, WSU

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

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, News, PDFs, Sports, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

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


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU, WSU Pullman campus

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


Filed under News, Safety, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

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

High-ups earn six-figures

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

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


Filed under Transparency, WSU

ASWSU considered putting a $265 annual mandatory sports pass referendum on the ballot at their February 7 meeting.   ...

Regents executive sessions

December 10, 2017


Filed under Transparency, WSU

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). ...

WSU’s fiscal health website

December 10, 2017


Filed under Transparency, WSU

WSU compiled information regarding its efforts to reduce spending and improve its financial situation. https://wsu.edu/fiscal-health/ Note: This site is not maintained by The Daily Evergreen.    

Colleges outline spending plans

December 10, 2017


Filed under Transparency, WSU

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   College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences   College of Arts and Sciences ...

WSU administrators’ emails related to wolf researcher

December 10, 2017


Filed under State Government, Transparency, WSU

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...

Sifting through Schulz’s Samoa trip expenses

December 10, 2017


Filed under Transparency, WSU

In reporting on the university leadership's trip to America Samoa, we requested reimbursement of expenses incurred during or before the trip. No documents have been withheld under any claim of exemption under the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), though some identifying information was redacted and the legal r...

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