In the fall, we reported our fall-to-fall retention rates, which track specific cohorts
of students over time. An equally important measure of retention, sometimes referred
to as "grit," is term-to-term persistence. We have seen a steady increase in persistence
from fall to spring.
Faculty, students, colleagues and friends took the time to reflect on the life and
impact of President John Bardo.
One of the university's big pushes this semester has been encouraging students from
WSU and other area colleges to take summer classes. Extending a student's education
into the summer months helps them graduate faster, improve their GPA and explore other
areas of interest.
Brady Hatter sees the university campus as a giant garden. And every garden, he says,
is a potential gallery in need of art. In April, WSU's placemaking efforts moved forward
with the latest artistic contribution campus, the Earth Pod.