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WSU officials, students speak out against international student immigration policy

International students must take at least one in-person class in order to stay in the country, according to a statement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

International students will not be able to stay in the country if they do not take at least one in-person course in fall 2020, according to a statement by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. WSU will be following a hybrid model this fall, so as long as WS...

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

I don’t think I need to waste time explaining the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on so many aspects of our lives – education, I think, having received some of the largest hits. Not only has education accessibility for students across the world changed completely, suddenly paying for it looks...

WSU President review describes accomplishments, challenges

The president emeritus of University of Wisconsin completed a review of WSU President Kirk Schulz.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The comprehensive review of WSU President Kirk Schulz lists both accomplishments and challenges he has faced since his appointment in 2016.  The review was conducted by Kevin Reilly, president emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. Reilly interviewed approximately 70 people for Schulz's review, incl...

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...

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...

Schulz takes pay cut, updates Faculty Senate on provost search

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he is taking a five percent pay cut starting May 2020 until July 2021.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2020

The Division of Student Affairs is expecting to return $12-14 million to students requesting partial refunds for housing and dining fees. “This is a significant impact and just keep in mind, this is only six or seven weeks of our residence halls,” WSU President Kirk Schulz said. Schulz deli...

Pandemic leads to underwhelming end to college career

Pandemic leads to underwhelming end to college career

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2020

Soon-to-be graduates reflect on the loss of a milestone in their life and face the uncertainty of their future prospects, which have been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. System-wide WSU students received an email from Kirk Schulz on March 25, which stated May commencement would be postponed...

WSU urged to cease animal testing

The animal rights organization cites three public records reports from the USDA where, according to PETA, there have been violations of the Animal Welfare Act. One report involves three bighorn sheep.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2020

The animal rights organization People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to WSU President Kirk Schulz on April 1 urging the university to stop animal testing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Shalin Gala, PETA vice president of international laboratory methods, said the letter calls for WS...

OPINION: WSU needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Notifications about COVID-19 updates at WSU should not only be sent to students. This information should be easier to access.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has caused major changes in nearly everyone’s lives at this point. Over the last four weeks, different institutions and corporations have released statements and plans regarding their response to the global pandemic. In the case of WSU, the conversation took a quick shift and left many stu...

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