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EWU Immigration Conference Addresses Student Worries

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under News

Cathi Tactaquin, executive director and co-founder of National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), gave a keynote address to students and faculty at Showalter Auditorium titled “Immigration and the Trump Presidency.” After the speech, EWU treats attendees to lunch, followed by a s...

International Women’s Day is Coming to EWU

International Women’s Day is Coming to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
February 23
Filed under Carousel, News

Working in partnership with businesses and universities across Spokane, the EWU Women’s Center will bring both renowned visual artist Favianna Rodriguez and regional author Megan Kruse to lead workshops in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated annually on March 8, IWD commemor...

Immigration Conference Debuts

By Marco Vargas, for The Easterner
February 23
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EWU’s Immigration Conference invites campus community members, including students and parents, to the Showalter Auditorium on Feb. 24 to discuss the current public tension around the subject of immigration. Pui-Yan Lam, EWU professor of sociology, said the idea for the Immigration Conference is to educa...

Lobby Day

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under News

In an effort to help expand EWU’s academics and further the growth of the university, ASEWU and EWU students met with legislators in Olympia on Feb. 16-17 to discuss certain topics prevalent to EWU. The ASEWU and EWU students planned a 50 student trip to show their support and have their voices ...

Police Beat February 23

Police Beat February 23

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 23
Filed under News, Police Beat

Hit and Run February 14 Two students reported their parked vehicles were hit another vehicle in Parking Lot 5. A witness observed a green truck backing up into a vehicle and then pulling forward and hitting another vehicle. The truck then proceeded to leave the scene. The witness gave officers the su...

EWU ties for first in National Recycling Competition

EWU ties for first in National Recycling Competition

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 23
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EWU football performed well in 2016 both on the field and in the stands, from a recycling standpoint that is. EWU tied for first place with Ohio University in the 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge with a diversion rate of 95.6 percent. The challenge is a competition between 79 colleges nationwide to reduc...

Eastern Fires: A Wikipedia Editing

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under News

On Feb. 15, EWU Libraries hosted a Wikipedia editing event that tasked students, faculty and staff with the assignment of constructing an entry about the EWU fires into the website’s database. Referred to as an “edit-a-thon,” it is the second rendition of the event and is organized by EWU’s Ed...

Business Going Well for Cheney’s Local Pot Shop

Business Going Well for Cheney’s Local Pot Shop

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 16
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After a delayed opening, LUCID, Cheney’s sole marijuana dispensary, began operations in December. The opening came after a transition, in which 3 Green Thumbs (Cheney’s previous marijuana dispensary) merged with LUCID (a network of marijuana retailers) and moved the location a few doors down -- LU...

Sweater Days, Better Days

Sweater Days, Better Days

By Marco Vargas, For The Easterner
February 16
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EWU created Sweater Days, Better Days to garner student support for the energy conservation effort.   Sweater Days, Better Days is a program that has students wear sweaters so the EWU buildings can reduce the heat to save money on heat energy. EWU can then use the saved money for any important cat...

EWU Now Offering a Nursing Home Major

EWU Now Offering a Nursing Home Major

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 16
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EWU’s Health Services Administration (HSAD) program now offers a new long-term care option. This new option for the Bachelor of Arts in HSAD has been added for students who want to fulfill the growing career opportunities in nursing home administration, assisted living or other types of residen...

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 16
Filed under Carousel, News

It was on the desert range of Arizona, while driving a van full of visitors for the Chiricahua National Park, when he saw the group of migrant men crouching low to fill up their milk jugs with puddle water. Being 21 and from Massachusetts, this was new to EWU History Professor Joseph Lenti, Ph.D. Having l...

Police Beat February 16

Police Beat February 16

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 16
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Theft February 6 A female resident expected a package to be delivered between 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., but UPS delivered the package on Feb. 7 at 12:45 p.m. When the resident came home, the package was gone. The package had a pair of black boots valued at $50. There are currently no suspects. &nb...

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