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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

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

ANDREA GONZALEZ and MELINA ERNST May 10, 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...

The new budget means that athletics will receive $35.6 million in external funding through general university bonds.

Board of Regents approve athletics budget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor May 8, 2021

During a meeting Friday, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve WSU Athletics' revisions to the fiscal year 2021 revised budget, the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget and a proposal...

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UREC is asking for $1.07 million, and the CUB is requesting about $1.47 million to pay staff salaries and benefits.

Student groups request funds for next year

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 8, 2021

Campus organizations presented requests to receive Services and Activities Fee funding with several groups factoring in losses caused by COVID-19. To receive S&A Fee funding, nonacademic student...

Spencer Tull, Pullman High School senior, studied for the SAT with a group of friends. He said finding out WSU was discontinuing the test was a relief.

WSU no longer requiring SAT, ACT

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 19, 2021

When COVID-19 caused the cancelation of SAT and ACT tests across the country, Spencer Tull was one of many high schoolers left wondering how it would impact his chance of getting into college. Tull,...

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 15, 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...

“While each campus is unique, each campus is different and was created for a different reason,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications.

Structural changes to come with ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 18, 2021

University administration launched ONEWSU last month to start discussions about restructuring system priorities for WSU finances, leadership roles and research.   WSU President Kirk Schulz...

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...

Open positions include president, vice president, vice president of legislative affairs, senators and college representatives.

Application opens for GPSA general election

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 5, 2021

GPSA executive members discussed recruiting graduate students for the upcoming general election during a meeting Thursday afternoon.  Applications for the election opened Feb. 1 and will close...

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...

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,...

About 65 classes were approved for in-person instruction in the spring. That is twice the number of classes that were approved this fall, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

Student fee reductions, athletics budget proposed at Board of Regents meeting

SYDNEY BROWN and ABBY DAVIS November 13, 2020

Students may pay about $50 less in student fees for summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21, according to WSU officials during their Board of Regents virtual presentation on Thursday. The university worked...

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