• Issue 10 of the Easterner is now online! Check out the current issue section! Good luck with Finals! November 13, 2014

Rallies gather in response to planned reduction of USPS services

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

December 6, 2014

Filed under News

This holiday season, delivering packages is not the only thing on the minds of the United States Postal Service (USPS) employees. The National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Union (APWU), National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association held a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 in opposition of the proposed cuts... Read more »

Critical Foundations, ASEWU sets goals

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Filed under News

Students attending classes at Riverpoint can expect to see EWU President Mary Cullinan around campus in January. This will be part of a regular schedule Cullinan will have in Spokane. The board of trustees met Nov. 21 to go over update reports from the presidents of various organizations and to approve the new, repealed and revised policies that were covered during the... Read more »

College-aged Americans take advantage of Affordable Care Act

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Filed under News

Open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15. By the time it ends on Feb. 15, the Health and Human Services department of the federal government expects at least 9 million Americans to sign up. During the first enrollment period, from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, over 7 million Americans signed up for insurance through the ACA. This included... Read more »

Professors take on winter in Olympia to advocate for Eastern

By Alex Miller, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

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Every winter a council at EWU selects a faculty member to send to Olympia to work with state legislators to raise awareness about issues students deal with, such as the price of tuition. According to Anthony Flinn, (Ph.D) an English professor at EWU who used to participate in the trips to Olympia, the faculty member who is selected needs to live in Olympia during the winter... Read more »

Board of trustees discuss plans for 2015

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Filed under News

Students attending classes at Riverpoint can expect to see EWU President Mary Cullinan around campus in January. This will be part of a regular schedule Cullinan will have in Spokane. The board of trustees met Nov. 21 to go over update reports from the presidents of various organizations and to approve the new, repealed and revised policies that were covered during the previous... Read more »

Eastern celebrates Vietnam veterans

Eastern celebrates Vietnam veterans

November 25, 2014

In the 60s, Eastern’s Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) program was not the voluntary force it is today. “ROTC was mandatory at Eastern for... Read more »

English Language Institute honors anniversary with cake

English Language Institute honors anniversary with cake

November 21, 2014

Flags from Brazil to Saudi Arabia lined the Powers Reading Room in Hargreaves Hall where laughter erupted and camera phones captured the fragrant tunes... Read more »

Middle Eastern studies lacking at EWU

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

Filed under News, Showcase

The University of Washington offers an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Washington State University has at least 13 courses covering the history and culture of the Middle East. Eastern offers three courses on the Middle East, sometimes. “I teach Middle East History and Culture, which tends to be the one that gets the most students,... Read more »

Professors write new master’s program to meet students’ educational needs

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

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In a world where a high school diploma is no longer considered enough, millions of young Americans each year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, choose to increase their chances of success by attending college. In the past few years, articles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and even stories on major network news outlets like CBS have... Read more »

Low turnout for Spokane County in midterm elections

Low turnout for Spokane County in midterm elections

November 16, 2014

The day before the Nov. 4 general elections in Washington state, local media in Spokane predicted low voter turnout. KXLY, KHQ and The Spokesman-Review... Read more »

NCUR abstract deadline approaches

By Alex Miller, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

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Time is running out for students who wish to submit abstracts for the National Conference for Undergraduate Research on April 16. The NCUR is an annual conference which is “dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study,” according to the website for the Council of Undergraduate Research. This year, the NCUR... Read more »

Eastern wins national award for impact in community service efforts

Eastern wins national award for impact in community service efforts

November 12, 2014

In the 2010 United States Census, 38.8 percent of Cheney residents were below the poverty level. Eastern’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE), and... Read more »