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Faculty, staff told to prepare for 10 percent budget cut

WSU President Kirk Schulz sent an email to faculty and staff instructing them to prepare for budget cuts across each unit and department.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

WSU president Kirk Schulz sent an email on Tuesday to faculty and staff stating that each unit or department should prepare for a 10 percent budget cut.  Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communication, said this is in response to direction from Gov. Jay Inslee who said each state agen...

WSU officials address COVID-19 concerns in online town hall

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU must submit a financial plan to the state government, which is due June 1.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

WSU President Kirk Schulz said in a virtual town hall meeting today that administrators are planning for some in-person learning at all WSU campuses for the fall 2020 semester.  This does not mean that next semester will look “normal” like fall 2019 did, said Bryan Slinker, interim provost a...

WSU to demolish Johnson Hall

The demolition of Johnson Hall will cost about $8 million and will be replaced by a new USDA Agricultural Research Services building.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

WSU hopes to receive state funding between the 2021 and 2023 fiscal year in order to demolish Johnson Hall, which would cost about $8 million.  Phil Weiler, WSU’s vice president for marketing and communications, said they plan to replace Johnson Hall with a new USDA Agricultural Research Services...

Second virtual town hall covers COVID-19 updates

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he believes the university will return to face-to-face instruction in the fall.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2020

WSU officials discussed topics ranging from WSU employment, student aid and resources, academic deadlines and student living during a virtual town hall on Friday. University faculty discussed changes to policies, where to find resources and what to expect for the future. They reviewed internal and e...

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 ...

New rules for pass/fail class options

Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales says the university is working on reimbursement for RDA and all residence and dining halls will remain open.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2020

WSU students received an email Thursday morning directing them to stay at their permanent off-campus residences if possible because access to food and healthcare is limited in Pullman. Students who are currently in Pullman or have an immediate need to return are allowed to be in Pullman, the ema...

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom's Weekend

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 13, 2020

WSU Pullman students received an email Friday morning saying classes will be held online for the rest of the semester and Mom's Weekend is canceled.  This decision only applies to WSU Pullman at this time, said Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications. Weiler sai...

WSU campus transition to online classes following spring break

WSU campus transition to online classes following spring break

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 11, 2020

All five campuses on the WSU system will be transitioning face-to-face classes to online following spring break because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an announcement on the WSU COVID-19 website.  Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications, said universit...

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