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WSU submits biennial budget proposal for 2021-23

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.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 18, 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...

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

The library’s reopening will be safe and slow, said Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, during a NPL board meeting Wednesday. 
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 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 Board of Regents reviews financial impacts of athletics, COVID-19

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.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 17, 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...

OPINION: Students should cook on a budget

Food is expensive, especially for college kids, but there are easy and cheap hacks to make dinner affordable.
JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist September 15, 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...

WSU extends late tuition fee deadline for students

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.
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...

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

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he acknowledges the financial hardships of students and families, but tuition dollars fund the valuable educational experience at WSU. 
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 24, 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...

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

The university will implement a $37.2 million budget cut for fall due to the financial impact of COVID.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 21, 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...

WSU implements freeze on non-essential contracts, discretionary purchases

Matthew Skinner, associate vice president for WSU Financial Services, said the freeze will help staff prepare for funding reductions and offers some financial flexibility.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter July 12, 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...

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

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.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 28, 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...

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.
SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist June 23, 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...

WSU libraries limit use of online film service to save money

Library officials switched to a request-based format for Kanopy, an online film service.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 9, 2020

WSU faculty members will now have to file a request form in order to access a Kanopy Film Service movie.  Kanopy is an online platform used by WSU to allow classes to watch films together at no cost...

Animal and plant research makes way for airport expansion

The animal rights organization cites three public records reports from the USDA where, according to PETA, there have been violations of the Animal Welfare Act. One report involves three bighorn sheep.
RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2017

A group of bighorn sheep stare out of their enclosures through chain-link fencing at the WSU animal research facilities on Terre View Drive, on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. At the facility, bighorns are...

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