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Faculty Senate shows concern for athletics budget, ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 5, 2021

Faculty Senate members approved sending a letter of recommendation to the WSU Board of Regents raising concern about the 2021 athletics budget plan. Senators also expressed hesitation for the proposed...

Faculty Senators have been concerned about WSU paying Pac-12 annual membership fees starting in fiscal year 2022.

Faculty Senate resists million-dollar commitment to athletics

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief December 11, 2020

WSU Faculty Senators expressed concerns during a meeting Thursday that a proposed $2 million to $3 million commitment to help resolve the Athletics budget deficit could harm academic quality.  Budget...

WSU submitted a capital budget request for $139,400,000 to the state, which will finance 10 projects, said Kate Kamerrer, WSU executive director of facilities, finance and building services.

WSU submits biennial budget proposal for 2021-23

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 19, 2020

WSU submitted a $422.1 million budget proposal for 2021-23, which will finance the construction and renovation of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus. The proposal includes the capital and operating...

The library’s reopening will be safe and slow, said Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, during a NPL board meeting Wednesday. 

Neill Public Library creates reopening plan, adds days to curbside pickup service

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 15, 2020

The Neill Public Library created a reopening plan that will be implemented when the rate of local COVID-19 cases decreases. The plan follows reopening guidelines that have been set by Gov. Jay Inslee's...

WSU is still asking for full funding for the athletics budget. The athletics deficit has grown by $25 million, partly due to the loss of PAC-12 ticket sales.

WSU Board of Regents reviews financial impacts of athletics, COVID-19

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 18, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents discussed WSU’s previously-created financial plan and the athletics deficit during its virtual meeting on Thursday. Financial Planning  A new financial plan will help the...

Food is expensive, especially for college kids, but there are easy and cheap hacks to make dinner affordable.

OPINION: Students should cook on a budget

JOEY FRANKLIN September 16, 2020

Cooking on a budget can be tough but having a game plan can really help you keep a healthy and consistent diet. “When you’re trying to buy [groceries], think ahead,” said Dan Aherin, associate manager...

Dave Cillay, WSU Vice President for Academic Outreach and Innovation, said WSU’s learning system helps encourage distance learning and will make classes easier to adapt to.

WSU extends late tuition fee deadline for students

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2020

WSU officials announced students will not have to pay the first late tuition fee on Sept. 7, giving students who are late on tuition an extra month to pay. This announcement came during WSU’s ninth online...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he acknowledges the financial hardships of students and families, but tuition dollars fund the valuable educational experience at WSU. 

Schulz says tuition stays the same; student fees to be reevaluated

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 25, 2020

WSU will not reduce tuition for any students, WSU President Kirk Schulz confirmed Friday afternoon in an online town hall.  “I would ask our Coug family to remember we’re also in the midst of a...

The university will implement a $37.2 million budget cut for fall due to the financial impact of COVID.

Letter from WSU officials updates faculty, staff about upcoming budget cuts

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 22, 2020

WSU officials wrote a letter that updated faculty and staff on the upcoming school-wide budgetary cuts. The university needs to reach a state-mandated reduction of $37.2 million.  The school will not...

Matthew Skinner, associate vice president for WSU Financial Services, said the freeze will help staff prepare for funding reductions and offers some financial flexibility.

WSU implements freeze on non-essential contracts, discretionary purchases

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter July 13, 2020

WSU has placed an immediate freeze on all non-essential contracts and discretionary purchases of equipment and software to compensate for a 10 percent reduction in funds. Matthew Skinner, associate...

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun, left center, said the department's revenue will drop about $6 million. WSU President Kirk Schulz, far right, said he believes football will continue fall semester.

Board of Regents increases tuition; WSU Athletics faces $99 million deficit

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved the WSU Athletics Budget, increased student tuition by 2.5 percent, and made cuts to President Kirk Schulz’s salary during the virtual meeting on Friday.  Board...

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

SARAH DANIELS June 24, 2020

I don’t think I need to waste time explaining the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on so many aspects of our lives – education, I think, having received some of the largest hits. Not only has...

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