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WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive action against those who violate social distancing or are caught throwing large gatherings, said Phil Weiler, ...

Instructors receive extension for UCORE course revisions

Mary Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement, said UCORE courses are revised every five years.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2020

WSU postponed the renewal of University Common Requirements classes for the 2020-21 school year, which means UCORE professors have a one-year extension to rewrite their courses.  The UCORE committee and instructors will revise course designations because the curriculum’s current structure does ...

Upbringing influences student regent’s leadership

Arliegh Cayanan, new student regent on WSU’s Board of Regents, plans to focus heavily on community aspect present both in Hawaii and throughout WSU.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Arliegh Cayanan's upbringing in Hawaii fueled his style of leadership to be centered on community, a trait he hopes to promote in his new role as WSU student regent. “[Hawaii] is very family-centered and community-based,” said Cayanan, fourth-year doctor of pharmacy student at WSU Health Sciences ...

WSU Global Campus appoints two alumnae as first vice chancellors

Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she is a WSU alumna and has been with the university for 20 years.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Two WSU alumnae will serve as the first vice chancellors for WSU Global Campus.  Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she will also continue her current position as assistant vice president of academic outreach and innovation where she hopes to see students fr...

WSU President review describes accomplishments, challenges

The president emeritus of University of Wisconsin completed a review of WSU President Kirk Schulz.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The comprehensive review of WSU President Kirk Schulz lists both accomplishments and challenges he has faced since his appointment in 2016.  The review was conducted by Kevin Reilly, president emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. Reilly interviewed approximately 70 people for Schulz's review, incl...

WSU human resource officer joins national board as region representative

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, WSU vice president and chief human resource officer, has served in the university's human resources department since 1999.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

When Theresa Elliot-Cheslek graduated from WSU in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, she was adamant that she would never go back to eastern Washington. “Things change when you get older,” she said. Elliot-Cheslek, WSU vice president and chief human resource officer, has served in ...

WSU suspends university leadership raises

Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications, said WSU is limiting the amount of staff hired to conserve money.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

WSU is freezing salaries for executive leadership to prepare for potential economic turmoil as a result of COVID-19.  The university announced this decision in an email from the Office of the President and online on its COVID-19 website.  According to the announcement, the university ...

COVID-19 TOWN HALL

Interim Provost Bryan Slinker speaks at a town hall regarding coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building. He says officials are still deciding whether to hold online classes.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

WSU administrators held a town hall meeting to address the possibility of transitioning to online classes and ways to address race-based harassment stemming from COVID-19 on Tuesday. Bonnie de Vries, medical director of Health and Wellness Services, said there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19...

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