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Ormsby continues as vice provost

Ormsby continues as vice provost

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 6, 2012
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  The vice provost for undergraduate affairs position was reopened to candidates following the last search back in June, according to Provost Rex Fuller. The position was posted Aug. 10 and the screening began Sept. 15. The position will remain open until further notice. “The search committee...

Veterans receive a new home

Veterans receive a new home

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 5, 2012
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The primary focus of the Veterans Resource Center is to help student veterans transition back into civilian life. Financial details, working student veterans back into the classroom and developing study habits are common issues student veterans face during the transition back into civilian life, ac...

Employment brings students experience, keeps cash in banks

Employment brings students experience, keeps cash in banks

By Christina Jordan, Staff Writer
October 4, 2012
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According to four EWU students who have carried jobs through their college careers, having work experience can be beneficial in many ways. Shannon Hooper, a senior biochemistry major, is a plus group facilitator and tutor in the math lab. “I love to actually make money on a regular basis. My...

Sigma Nu status officially revoked

Sigma Nu status officially revoked

By Linsey Garrison, Staff Writer
October 4, 2012
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Sigma Nu has status officially revoked The Sigma Nu fraternity has been placed on a three-year suspension following a university investigation. A drug bust last January and an alleged sexual assault in May have led EWU’s disciplinary council to make the decision to revoke the Sigma Nu fraternity’s...

On Patrol with EWU PD

On Patrol with EWU PD

By Linsey Garrison, Staff Writer
October 4, 2012
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  Students flooded out of the residence halls and into tightly packed bars last Thursday night on Sept. 28 to take part in “First Thursday.” The night proved to be eventful for the EWU and Cheney police departments. Corporal Elvin Bermudez estimated that at least a dozen separate incidents...

The cop carriage awaits

The cop carriage awaits

By Linsey Garrison, Staff Writer
October 4, 2012
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Students flooded out of the residence halls and into the bars last Thursday night on Sept. 28 to take part in “First Thursday.” The night proved to be eventful for the EWU and Cheney police departments. Corporal Elvin Bermudez estimated that at least a dozen separate incidents occurred that required...

Fulbright scholarship allows students to study abroad

Fulbright scholarship allows students to study abroad

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter
October 4, 2012
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Many students dream of studying near the beaches of Spain or amid the bustle of Japan, but are unsure of how to pay for it. Saving money or taking out loans are viable options, and so is applying for study abroad scholarships. The U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs...

Axe falling for Riverpoint bookstore

Axe falling for Riverpoint bookstore

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter
October 4, 2012
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The bookstore located at the Riverpoint campus is moving its inventory to the main campus in Cheney in an effort to better consolidate its services. Riverpoint bookstore manager John Wilson said rising online sales were a major factor in the decision to close the Riverpoint store. “We’ve been...

Amnesty given case by case

Amnesty given case by case

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 3, 2012
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  Eastern will not be implementing a medical amnesty policy, also known as the “Good Samaritan” policy any time soon. Instead of officiating a strict policy, the university will continue to practice granting amnesty on a case by case basis. This amnesty can be granted to underage students...

Learning Commons officially unwrapped

Learning Commons officially unwrapped

October 3, 2012
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Students, staff and faculty gathered at the JFK Library to witness the ribbon cutting symbolizing the official opening of the Learning Commons on Sept. 28. Starting in July, staff members from the library cleared out a large area on the east end of the library that housed many academic journals which...

Hard times call for harder work

Hard times call for harder work

By Nicole Livingston, Staff Writer
October 3, 2012
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David Hall, owner of Rokko’s Teriyaki & BBQ, has worn through three pairs of shoes in the last six months. He attributes this to the amount of time he spends working at his restaurant. Though Hall is no stranger to hard work, it is a wonder that the small businesses in Cheney are still making...

Harrell fills in as president

Harrell fills in as president

By Jane Martin and Amy Meyer
October 3, 2012
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ASEWU Vice President Becca Harrell stepped into the role of student body president Friday after Kaleb Hoffer was arrested and booked on charges of second-degree assault earlier that morning. This action followed a temporary succession plan that is enacted when a senior executive member of the A...

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