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EWU administration faces sudden adjustment

By Dylan Harris and Kaitlyn Engen

September 21, 2018


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As EWU students and staff prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, they may notice some changes on campus due to shifts in the administration. Changes that are likely to have an impact, immediate or not, on students and staff alike. These are developing stories, and as more information trickles in, answers...

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 19, 2018


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One small-town grocery store. One disorderly man with a knife. Three bullet holes in the wall. One dead body. Questions still linger as the  Washington State Patrol investigates the events of Sept. 3. Mitchell’s Harvest Foods employees, like Rebecca Pettingill, try to process what they witnesse...

EWU construction continues with new buildings

EWU construction continues with new buildings

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 19, 2018


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As students arrive on campus for the start of the school year, they may feel they are entering a construction site rather than a university. EWU currently has three buildings under construction as it continues to add to its Cheney and Spokane campuses. Work on the PUB is wrapping up. The renovate...

First gender-inclusive floor open to students

First gender-inclusive floor open to students

By Richard N Clark IV, Multimedia Director

September 19, 2018


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A gender-inclusive housing accommodation will find its home on the 10th floor of Dressler Hall starting fall 2018, despite the Trump administration revoking protection for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Gender-inclusive housing is an option in which two or more students share a room and co...

This week in EWU history: the PUB

This week in EWU history: the PUB

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

September 19, 2018


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As the renovation project of the Pence Union Building, or PUB, nears its completion, here is a look back at the PUB in 1970, the first year of the building’s existence. The PUB was named after Omer O. Pence, a long-time EWU educator and administrator. Work began on the original building in 1969 and was...

Officials investigate police shooting at Cheney grocery store

Officials investigate police shooting at Cheney grocery store

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 4, 2018


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The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team, a interagency investigative team, is reviewing the events of last night, at approximately 11:40 p.m., involving the shooting death of an armed male by Cheney Police officers near Mitchell’s Harvest Foods in Cheney. Here is what is known so far, according to s...

Ground breaks on new science building

Ground breaks on new science building

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

July 23, 2018


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EWU took another step toward building its new Interdisciplinary Science Center with an official groundbreaking ceremony July 23. “The Interdisciplinary Science Center will be a state-of-the-art facility,” EWU President Mary Cullinan said. “It will enable our STEM college to increase the capacity...

Community college students continue to transfer to EWU in large numbers

Community college students continue to transfer to EWU in large numbers

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

July 6, 2018


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Transfer students make up a big part of the EWU student body. EWU’s office of institutional research states that 42 percent of new students who started in the fall quarter of 2017 are transfer students. According to the admissions office, EWU expects to take on 1,275 more transfer students this fal...

Strategic Plan emphasizes diversity, equity

Strategic Plan emphasizes diversity, equity

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

June 7, 2018


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EWU President Mary Cullinan officially announced the external launch of the university’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 at the Montvale Event Center on May 24. A project headed by Chris Robbins, EWU’s director of strategic university planning, put a focus on expanding EWU’s overall presence as a unive...

EWU has sights set on becoming Hispanic Serving Institution

By Tania Núñez, Contributor

June 7, 2018


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As EWU’s Latino population continues to grow, it’s no surprise that the university is looking forward to becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution in the near future. While becoming an HSI mandates certain requirements, the most important aspect is giving Latino/a students the resources they need to succ...

Greek Week brings out competitive spirit

Greek Week brings out competitive spirit

By Katherine Senechal, Reporter

June 7, 2018


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The annual war called Greek Week concluded with Phi Delta Theta and Alpha Omicron Pi winning it all for their houses. The festivities commenced on Tuesday with the Greek Week Kickoff, where every house brings their letters and gathers for a picture behind the JFK Library. Three events follow: kic...

Black Panther paper wins prize

Black Panther paper wins prize

By Dylan Harris, Contributor

June 7, 2018


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For the first time in its 42-year existence, the Northwest Communication Association awarded an EWU student, Anthony Gonzales, with the Top Undergraduate Paper award at its annual Coeur d’ Alene conference. Gonzales, a philosophy major and communications minor, is being recognized for his research p...

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