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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...

COVID-19 cases are rising among non-student adult population, according to WSU-issued letter

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Whitman County among college-aged individuals, as is the number of cases among non-student populations, according to a letter WSU issued last week.  As...

WSU appoints three faculty members as deputies

Matt Skinner, associate vice president of finance and administration, said appointment of deputies prepares a second-in-command to step in and operate a department if necessary.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2020

Three faculty members have been appointed as deputies for their respective departments to help department heads or step in and operate a department if necessary.  Laura Griner Hill, Matt Skinner and...

OPINION: Students, admin are both to blame for COVID spike

It's tempting to cast blame on one group, but students and admin are both equally responsible for the COVID-19 problems in Pullman.
MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist September 16, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically in the Pullman, people are beginning to point fingers, and many are choosing sides. In most people’s minds, it’s either the students or the administration who should...

Administration discusses budget, strategic plan

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU Athletics lost $30-$35 million in net revenue due to COVID-19.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 9, 2020

WSU administration joined Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture to discuss the university’s budget, which has been disbursed among WSU campuses to recover from deficits, and its diversity plan,...

Former provost’s termination was not gender-based, investigation finds

Former WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya was terminated in Sept. 2019, two months after she began her employment.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter August 30, 2020

An independent reviewer found former WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya’s termination in Sept. 2019 was not influenced by gender bias or undue influence from third parties. Montoya served as provost for two...

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...

WSU’s move to distance learning will not cost less, university officials say

Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and administration, said the university is still reviewing the mandated 10 percent budget cuts.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 31, 2020

The move to remote instruction will not come with fewer expenses, WSU officials said Friday afternoon in the online COVID-19 Town Hall.  “Certainly it’s not less expensive,” WSU Provost Elizabeth...

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...

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 23, 2020

The WSU Pullman campus will be offering all undergraduate classes remotely with very few in-person exceptions, according to a letter WSU officials published today. WSU will announce information about graduate...

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 administration discloses more details about fall classes

Courses will be taught in a mixture of face-to-face instruction, distance learning and online. Students are encouraged to develop their personal methods of organization to prepare for fall.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter July 14, 2020

Fall instruction will incorporate different types of teaching models, and students will be expected to follow specific classroom protocols to ensure the safety of other students and instructors.  “These...

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