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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Students studying in the Spark, Feb. 22.

WSU changes grade terminology: ‘freshmen’ to ‘first-year student’

ELENA ADAIR April 1, 2022

Next fall, students coming to WSU for the first time will be referred to as “first-year students” and not “freshmen.” Bill Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement,...

Eric Shelden will assume the responsibilities of Faculty Senate chair during the 2023-24 school year.

WSU faculty senators choose chair-elect

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor March 26, 2022

Faculty Senators voted for Eric Shelden, School of Molecular Biology associate professor, as their chair-elect during their meeting Thursday.  Of the 86 faculty senators, 63 cast votes and one...

“A lot of how we attract and keep students is how we help them afford their education,” said Saichi Oba, vice provost for enrollment management.

Faculty Senators reflect on declining enrollment rates

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter March 5, 2022

WSU Faculty Senators discussed declining enrollment and upcoming payment plans during their meeting Thursday.  Enrollment  Undergraduate enrollment at public four-year institutions around the country...

Faculty senators heard a presentation from professor Steve Bollens, WSUs advocate to the state legislature, at their meeting Thursday.

Faculty Senate prepares to elect new chair March 22

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor February 22, 2022

Faculty senators have until March 22 to elect their next chair. The two candidates running for Faculty Senate Chair are anthropology professor Jeannette Mageo and molecular biosciences professor Eric...

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 response, classroom ventilation

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 response, classroom ventilation

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 22, 2022

With case numbers rising throughout Whitman County, Faculty senators expressed concern over the university's handling of COVID-19 during their meeting on Thursday. Whitman County is over 1,500 cases...

Bill Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement, said the number of students who were in danger of failing classes at midterms or had academic alerts placed on them by instructors was higher than in previous semesters. 

Faculty Senate suspends academic probation

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor December 11, 2021

Faculty senators voted to suspend academic probation across the WSU system during a meeting on Thursday. The senate also rejected a motion that would have added a new equity and justice UCORE category. Bill...

UCORE Director Clif Stratton discusses a new proposed UCORE category during a WSU Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday.

Faculty Senate discusses new UCORE category

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor November 20, 2021

WSU Faculty Senate discussed during a Thursday meeting a proposal to add another UCORE category called equity and justice. Adding an equity and justice UCORE category will help clarify the content...

Glen Duncan, professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, said the university is in a continual cycle of hiring staff and losing them.

Faculty senators frustrated with low pay for certain staff

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor November 5, 2021

Faculty senators expressed frustration at a meeting Thursday with the uncompetitive pay WSU gives certain staff members. Michael Neff, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, said one...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said decisions about requiring vaccinations will be made by the end of this semester, pending legal counsel.

Hybrid classes require ‘heavy lifting’ from WSU faculty

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 9, 2021

WSU administrators spoke with faculty senators about the university’s COVID-19 response as fall semester approaches during the last Senate meeting Thursday afternoon. President Kirk Schulz and Provost...

“I think the whole system of tenure is not well suited to attracting more diverse faculty,” said Joe Hedges, associate professor of painting/intermedia. “People are talking about revising the process in such a way that it is more equitable.”

Plan drafted to establish equity for career track, tenure faculty

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 18, 2021

When one WSU professor heard he had received tenure, a weight lifted off his chest – six years of his life had not been wasted. The sensation quickly faded, said Joe Hedges, associate professor of...

The WSU Executive Budget Council plans to create a new budget model. The process will bring in stakeholders, like faculty and staff, to evaluate current budget-planning methods then adapt them to better suit university needs.

Legislative representative reports to Faculty Senate

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 5, 2021

Faculty senators heard from guest speakers about legislative progress for WSU-specific House Bills, as well as updates from the Executive Budget Council during a meeting Thursday afternoon. Stephen...

Challenges students face with the current system set-up are too great to be ignored, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

Provost addresses faculty concerns about ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 19, 2021

Faculty Senate members presented constituent concerns and questions about ONEWSU to WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton during a senate meeting Thursday afternoon. ONEWSU, an initiative led by the WSU president...

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