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UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

WSU names new provost, executive vice president

Mitzi Montoya, an administrator at Oregon State University, will start her new job at Washington State University on Aug. 1.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

WSU Provost Dan Bernardo, who filled in as president after Elson Floyd’s death, is stepping down

Bernardo plans to step down from his current role as provost and executive vice president, but will remain on the job until a permanent successor is appointed. Afterward, he will …


College Football Playoff tabs Washington State’s Kirk Schulz for Board of Managers

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has been chosen as the newest member and Pac-12 representative of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers, the organization announced Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

WSU responds to report alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by former football quarterback Jason Gesser

Washington State University officials announced Thursday that they found “no violation of University policy” regarding an investigation into alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by former quarterback, and current athletic staff member, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 7:01 a.m.

WSU’s Daily Evergreen named among top student newspapers in the country

The Daily Evergreen at Washington State University was named among the top three student-run daily newspapers in the country, and three Evergreen reporters won national honors for their aggressive coverage …


Allegations of mismanagement, lack of accountability in internal audit of WSU’s athletic department

Better accountability and a better accounting system are long overdue at Washington State University, the school’s governing body was told Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Washington State athletic department projects $67 million hole, will discuss plans to reduce debt at Board of Regents meeting

Washington State anticipates its multiyear athletics debt will reach $67 million by the end of the 2018 fiscal year, a school spokesperson confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday, and the school’s …


Petition for salary cuts delivered to WSU president

A petition calling on Washington State University to significantly cut its administrators’ salaries was officially delivered to President Kirk Schulz’s office Wednesday night and on Thursday to the Washington State …


Outside View: Tax plan unfairly hits grad students

If the goal of the tax package is to make the United States more economically competitive, penalizing students and higher education is not the way to do it.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Retention counselors, grad stipends spared in WSU budget

Washington State University departments have found ways to keep retention counselors on the payroll and avoid cutting graduate research stipends, but some remain dissatisfied over the administration’s handling of a …


Shawn Vestal: WSU’s budget crunch likely to hurt students more than highest-paid administrators, faculty

As Washington State University tries to turn around its financial ship, a couple of faculty members have made a modest proposal: Cut the six-figure salaries at the top of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Prof, alum alarmed at WSU performing arts cuts

Washington State University faculty offered extended applause to a scathing statement by a colleague regarding the university’s decision to cut the Performing Arts program Thursday afternoon at a regular meeting …


WSU President Kirk Schulz talks budget cuts in interview with student newspaper

In a 36-minute interview with the editors of the student newspaper on Tuesday, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz defended the hiring of a new administrator amid sweeping budget cuts …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

WSU president announces sweeping budget cuts to reduce $30 million deficit

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced sweeping budget cuts in an online statement Monday evening, fulfilling a promise he made when starting the job to curb the university’s spending …


A year after the ‘Trump wall,’ WSU navigates issues of speech and diversity

WSU President Kirk Schulz said it will take a lot more work to heal the campus after what has been a tiring and tumultuous year.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Washington State President: School to look both in-house and out-of-house for next athletic director

If it all goes according to plan, Washington State will have a new athletic director named by approximately Feb. 1, the school’s president said Tuesday.


Schulz: WSU needs to save money, will tighten financial belt

Washington State University will introduce a new hiring process that will include a careful examination by executive personnel of all hiring requests and justification of the need to fill positions, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

WSU student leaders want policy to keep sexual predators out of athletics

Student leaders at Washington State University are demanding a policy that would bar the school’s athletics department from recruiting any athlete who has been convicted of a sex crime.


John Blanchette: Robert Barber not about sports? Don’t kid yourself

This really shouldn’t be on the sports page, you know. Because it has nothing to do with football.


Attorney seeks judge to end Robert Barber’s WSU suspension

An attorney on Thursday will formally ask a judge to end the suspension of WSU defensive lineman Robert Barber until that judge can review the process that essentially ended his …


WSU hires independent law firm to review conduct boards in wake of Robert Barber controversy

Washington State’s administration affirmed its support for the university’s student conduct process on Friday, while at the same time hiring independent counsel to formally review conduct board processes, specifically with …


WSU students balk at paying higher fees to balance athletic department budget

Kirk Schulz, the new president of Washington State University, has introduced a plan to balance the budget of the school’s insolvent athletics department. But a piece of that plan has …


Editorial: WSU fumbles response to crime issue

WSU’s brand has been damaged, and President Shulz should at least say that something is seriously wrong when so many athletes are running afoul of the law. If the university …


Shawn Vestal: WSU’s Schulz, Leach, Moos punt responsibility

WSU president Kirk Schulz’s football first mantra fails the leadership test needed to deal with the problem of player arrests.


WSU president, athletic director create plan for department to pay down debt

The Washington State University athletic department’s financial woes will not end in the near future, but new president Kirk Schulz and athletic director Bill Moos have a plan for the …


UW regents sued over secretive presidential selection method

Washington’s top research universities have faced criticism in recent months for picking their presidents in secret, preventing the public from commenting on specific candidates.


President of WSU wise to focus on its finances

Deficit spending on athletics undercuts university’s future. Long-range financial plans will restore it.


New WSU president says he’ll curb overspending

Washington State University’s new president says the school’s spending habits are “simply not sustainable.” But he plans to change that.


UPDATED: Fri., April 8, 2016, 3:19 p.m.

New WSU president Kirk Schulz will be paid $625,000 a year

Kirk Schulz has been confirmed as the 11th president of Washington State University and will receive a five-year contract with a base salary of $625,000 per year.


New WSU president said medical school was a big attraction for him

Washington State President-elect Kirk Schulz spoke to a standing room only audience in Spokane, Friday.