PUB remodel moves forward for consideration

PUB remodel moves forward for consideration

March 4, 2015

In a second attempt to remodel the Pence Union Building, ASEWU held a special election on Feb. 24. Out of 2,053 votes cast, 1,052 people voted for the... Read more »

Annual civic conference educates youth

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

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Students from grades four through 12 participated in EWU’s sixth annual West Valley Civics Conference on Feb. 20. This year’s theme was: What needs to change at my school so that rights and respect are maintained for all? The conference on Friday featured Washington Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens, ASEWU President Dahir “D.J.” Jigre and EWU professor of government... Read more »

Library bumping up spring hours

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

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Student voices were heard because the JFK Library is extending its hours starting Spring 2015 to help accommodate growing student needs. According to JFK Library’s newsletter, LibraryLIVE, the extended hours will amount to a total of 14 more hours per week. The new hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays... Read more »

Hoffer steers EWU toward pilot program

Hoffer steers EWU toward pilot program

February 25, 2015

The battle between students and textbooks is a costly one, but a new bill being pushed in Olympia could ease the burden. [caption id="attachment_35186"... Read more »

ASEWU PUB redesign vote a close call

ASEWU PUB redesign vote a close call

February 25, 2015

The PUB redesign preliminary numbers are 1,052 students voting for and 983 voting against it, according to Kelsey Lavelle, ASEWU director of elections. According... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: ASEWU responds to PUB remodel editorial

Letter to the Editor: ASEWU responds to PUB remodel editorial

February 24, 2015

23 February 2015 I am writing, as a member of ASEWU, in response to the editorial in the Feb. 18 edition of The Easterner regarding the proposed PUB... Read more »

Arevalo honored with emeritus status

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015

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Former EWU president Rodolfo Arévalo received emeritus status on Jan. 30 during a Board of Trustees meeting. According to EWU Policy 401-05, the current procedures for awarding emeritus status were adopted by the EWU Board of Trustees on Dec. 3, 2013. Emeritus status is awarded to individuals who have held office or were full-time professors and were eligible for retirement... Read more »

Senate bill may allow state to gamble on fantasy sports leagues

By Alex Miller, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015

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With the 2014 NFL season in the books, winning members of fantasy football leagues are looking to cash in on their success, but having money riding on a fantasy game is technically illegal in Washington because it is a form of online gambling. States like Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana and Montana have a similar law. This means anyone living in those five states that have money... Read more »

Measles cases appear in Washington state

Measles cases appear in Washington state

February 18, 2015

Washington is one of 17 states to have reported cases of the measles to the CDC, according to recent government reports. The Centers for Disease Control... Read more »

Eastern prepares for possible reaccreditation from college commission

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

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EWU will be visited by six representatives and a liaison from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) between May 6 and 8 as part of an evaluation for re-accreditation. Eastern held a town hall meeting on Feb. 11 to inform students and faculty about the process of becoming accredited with the NWCCU. “This is about celebrating what we do well and... Read more »

Canvas: Useful or Hindrance?

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

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Eastern’s utilization of Canvas has been called into question on whether it is as beneficial to students and faculty as initially believed. According to Eastern 24/7, Canvas has been running since the fall of 2012 after the testing phase was completed during the summer. Since 2012, features such as the Single Sign-On (SSO) and anti-plagiarism systems have been added to... Read more »