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Soon to be tobacco-free?

Soon to be tobacco-free?

April 13, 2017

The tobacco-free campus proposal that was started four years ago by ASEWU, is one step closer to a decision by the Board of Trustees. An open forum w...

Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

February 2, 2017

What happens when the president loses his marbles and starts taking funding away from any school that defines itself as a sanctuary?

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EWU alumna unites hundreds for peaceful gathering at Spokane County Courthouse

EWU alumna unites hundreds for peaceful gathering at Spokane County Courthouse

November 19, 2016

About 200 tearful, excited and hopeful people joined in on the peaceful gathering and fundraiser outside the Spokane County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. ...

EWU community members address ‘sanctuary’ petition and other concerns to Board of Trustees

EWU community members address ‘sanctuary’ petition and other concerns to Board of Trustees

November 18, 2016

Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to voice their concerns regarding social and political issues that may affect the EWU campus ...

Judge Murphy elected for 2015-2016 board

By David Meany, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015

Filed under News

The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously voted Judge James Murphy board chair for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year at its meeting Friday, Sept. 25. Murphy was appointed to the board Oct. 16, 2012 by Gov. Christine Gregoire, and served as the board’s vice-chair over the last academic year. He succeeds Jo Ann Kauffman, whose term on the board...

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of trustees met Nov. 21 to go over update reports from the presidents of various organizations and to approve the new, repealed and revised policies that were covered during the previous...

EWU Trustees board member elected as chairperson

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

Filed under News

EWU’s board of trustees elected board member Jo Ann Kauffman as the new chairperson, replacing Paul Tanaka “I was elated,” said Kauffman. “The September board meeting was chaired by Paul Tanaka, who served the last two years as chair, and that was his final meeting [as chair]. When he dropped the gavel and stepped aside, I became chair.” According to Eastern’s...

Trustees, ASEWU talk retention, remodel of PUB

By Ronni Taylor, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

Filed under News

EWU Board of Trustees held their first open session meeting on Sept. 26, 2014 . The meeting centralized around recent achievements and future goals for the university with each trustee highlighting various accomplishments. Trustee Jim Murphy talked about one of the most recent accomplishments in which ESPN broadcasted the football game against Sam Houston State. He...

New Eastern president steps into the spotlight

New Eastern president steps into the spotlight

June 30, 2014

EWU’s Board of Trustees named Dr. Mary Cullinan, former Southern Oregon University president, as the first female president of Eastern . During a...

Presidential candidates announced

By Aaron Bocook, News Writer

May 29, 2014

Filed under News

Eastern students, faculty and staff will have the chance to meet and talk with the final candidates in the search for Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo’s successor as university president.   The search began shortly after Arévalo announced his retirement in late January, and has been narrowed down to three finalists.   “The presidential search advisory committee...

New trustee added to board

New trustee added to board

February 19, 2014

Uriel Iñiguez has replaced Bertha Ortega to become the newest member on the board of trustees, and as an EWU alumnus, he hopes to give back to the university...

Majority of students and faculty who responded to survey oppose switch to semesters

Majority of students and faculty who responded to survey oppose switch to semesters

November 15, 2013

Money issues, student retention and curriculum change were the common themes of presentations made at the board of trustees town hall meeting on Nov....

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