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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

WSU President Kirk Schulz said the Athletics budget is expected to be balanced next summer during a GPSA meeting Monday night.

Schulz answers GPSA’s questions about COVID-19 policies

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2021

President Kirk Schulz addressed the GPSA Senate and answered questions from senators during a Monday night meeting. COVID-19 Jocelyn McKinnon-Crowley, senator for the Edward R. Murrow College of...

Nick Rolovich was fired from his position as head football coach on Monday.

Students react to Rolovich ousting

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2021

WSU students are mostly supportive of the university’s decision to fire head football coach Nick Rolovich and four assistant coaches on Monday for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Monday marked...

Concession stands will be open, and fans have the option to tailgate.

Martin Stadium to open at full capacity

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 27, 2021

WSU announced Martin Stadium will open at full capacity for the fall football season Wednesday. WSU officials attended several meetings over the last few months with the University of Washington and...

Board of Regents meeting screenshot

Board of Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition increase, discuss vaccine mandate

ANDREA GONZALEZ and MELINA ERNST May 9, 2021

The WSU Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year, WSU Athletics budget revisions and the establishment of new master’s degree programs during their two-day...

Originally, the university was expecting a loss of $54 million in revenue. The increase can be attributed to the loss of revenue in WSU Housing, Dining and Student Auxiliary Services, said Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration.

Board of Regents discusses finances, standardized tests

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief March 14, 2021

In addition to discontinuing ACT and SAT tests, the WSU Board of Regents received updates regarding university finances and the restructuring of the WSU system during their two-day meeting Thursday and...

Von Walden, professor and Faculty Senate member, said WSU Athletics struggled to pay debts from the football programs stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

Faculty senator says WSU needs ‘self-sustaining athletics department’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor February 9, 2021

A Faculty Senate member urged GPSA Senate to contact WSU’s student regent to oppose the proposal diverting $2-3 million annually from unappropriated funds to combat WSU Athletics’ debt crisis during...

One senator expressed concern about how ONEWSU could change WSU degrees and impact accreditation for students depending on the campus.

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...

The proposal would subsidize $2-3 million of Athletics’ costs for the fiscal year 2022 and beyond.

Faculty Senate continues athletics budget conversation

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor January 22, 2021

Faculty Senate members called for feedback on their recommendation to reject WSU Athletics’ request for more funding from the university at the first senate meeting of the semester on Thursday. The...

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 news editor 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 President Kirk Schulz said the university opened a new pharmaceutical startup called Athira Pharma.

WSU gains 3 percent less donations this year, regents say

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 16, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents discussed a decrease in donations made to the university and the possible reallocation of funds.  WSU received $38.7 million from donors and stakeholders, said Lisa Calvert,...

The university expects a revenue loss of $54.4 million, assuming WSU plays football, during the 2021 fiscal year. WSU will fully repay the debt over a maximum period of 10 years.

WSU Board of Regents approves financial plan

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 18, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved a financial plan for the university during its virtual meeting on Friday. WSU will not take out more than $30 million in loans. The money will go toward the $54.4...

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 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...

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