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Campus climate, DACA, university update focus of town hall meeting

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By Meredith Metsker, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is focusing on action when it comes to balancing the budget and addressing concerns about campus climate and the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Kirk Schulz said Tuesday. » More …

Enterprise Systems migrating applications from mainframe to Cloud

By Jacqueline Southwick, Information Technology Services

palouse cloudsPULLMAN, Wash. – For more than three decades, WSU’s IBM mainframe — a highly secure and reliable platform for large-scale online and batch transaction processing — has effectively managed WSU’s business applications. » More …

President outlines university budget, financial management plans

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“With the end of the legislative session earlier this month, the University’s financial picture for the upcoming academic year is much clearer. » More …

WSU Regents approve 2017-2018 tuition rates for resident undergraduates

PULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a 2.2 percent tuition rate increase for resident undergraduate students for the academic year 2017-2018. » More …

Provost’s perspective: No government shutdown at WSU

By Dan Bernardo, provost and executive vice president

Bernardo-2013PULLMAN, Wash. – As members of the Washington State Legislature continue to work through the details of next biennium’s budget, there has been some media coverage around what happens if lawmakers are unable to complete their work by July 1. » More …

WSU pilots effort to help families eat healthy on a budget

4-H-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Studies show 16.2 million U.S. children live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Washington State University Extension 4-H has received $150,000 to engage 2,500 youth and families in 13 counties in the 4-H Food Smart Families program. » More …

Additional $1.2B hole in state revenue projected

By Andrew Garber, Seattle Times Olympia bureau

 

OLYMPIA — Officials were stunned to learn Thursday that the state is expected to take in $1.2 billion less in tax revenue than previously thought between now and June 2013, the latest grim result of an economy creeping toward recovery.

 

The bleak forecast means the state will have to cut $385 million more from the budget for the current fiscal year, which runs through next June — on top of a $520 million across-the-board cut the governor ordered in September.

 

Read the full article at the Seattle Times.