The independent, student-run news site of Eastern Washington University.

The Easterner

EWU Brings Sexual Assault Safety Events to Campus

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

Filed under Carousel, News

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EWU has scheduled events to help educate students about sexual assault and to inform students on the resources available to those who have been affected. Michelle Helmerick, student support and advocacy manager, said that part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is educating the students about who to talk to in case of an event, an...

Police Beat November 10th

Police Beat November 10th

November 10, 2016

Sexual Assault October 30 Over the Halloween weekend a female student reported she was sexually assaulted by male student. The male student was ...

Police Beat November 3rd

Police Beat November 3rd

November 3, 2016

Trespass October 26th Officers received multiple calls from students in the Theater Building reporting an unrecognized male showering in the bathrooms. Office...

Police Beat September 29th

By Kristi Luchetta, News Editor

October 9, 2016

Filed under News, Police Beat

Malicious Mischief September 18th A male student's back bicycle tire was damaged outside of Reese Court. Officers responded to the report a couple days following the crime but have currently not found the suspect. The suspect, if found, will be charged with a Malicious Mischief in the 3rd degree.   Alcohol September 20th Officers responded to a call from ...

Police Beat Issue 20 Volume 67

Police Beat Issue 20 Volume 67

March 13, 2016

March 1, 10:17 p.m. Marijuana CAs reported the smell of marijuana on the fourth floor of Pearce Hall. Officers responded and also smelled the odor. After...

Police Beat Issue 19 Volume 67

Police Beat Issue 19 Volume 67

March 6, 2016

February 22, 11:59 p.m. Harassment A male student reported being harassed for his sexual orientation by another male student to a professor. The professor...

Citizens move to recall Mayor Condon

Citizens move to recall Mayor Condon

January 9, 2016

"This is awfully convenient timing for the release of these documents." - Rich Eichstaedt | executive director of center for justice

Read more »

SAFE may change university response to sexual assault

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

December 6, 2015

Filed under News

The Safe Campus Act of 2015 (SAFE) is a federal bill put forth to address sexual violence on college campuses and was introduced July 29, 2015 by representatives Matt Salmon of Arizona, Pete Sessions of Texas and Kay Granger of Texas. According to the bill, the purpose is “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to protect victims of sexual violence, to improve the adjudication...

EWU clubs host anti-assault rally

EWU clubs host anti-assault rally

November 14, 2015

The EWU Against Rape Culture Rally was held in the outskirts of the PUB on Nov. 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The rally was put on by Planned Parenthood...

Sexual assault awareness bettering our campus

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion

EWU is moving in the right direction with the campus-wide sexual assault awareness campaign. Reported sexual assaults have increased dramatically this quarter. This is obviously troublesome, but as reported by the Easterner, this increase is partially due to the university's push to increase on-campus awareness. Due to the nature of the crime, many of the violations...

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

November 4, 2015

According to EWU’s Timely Warning Log, a total of seven sexual assault have been reported between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. In comparison to previous years,...

Timely warnings criticized

By Jaclyn Archer, News Editor

October 9, 2015

Filed under News

When an assault is reported on campus, like what happened on Sept. 16, Sept. 21 and Oct. 2 of this school year, there is a process of notification and investigation which often ripples across the campus in the form of a timely warning sent out via email to all Eastern students. Since mid-September, six timely warnings, public safety advisories and follow-ups have been issued...

The independent, student-run news site of Eastern Washington University.
Sexual assault