The Easterner

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...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

June 1, 2018


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Possession with the Intent to Deliver, May 18 Around 9 p.m. at Morrison Hall, EWU PD received a call of a noise complaint. They said the people were always loud and always smoking marijuana in the dorms. Police responded to the call and went to search the room. After getting a search warrant, the...

Former EWU professor Rachel Dolezal charged with welfare fraud

Former EWU professor Rachel Dolezal charged with welfare fraud

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 31, 2018


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Former EWU professor Rachel Dolezal, now Nkechi Amare Diallo after changing her name in 2016, was charged on May 22 with 1st degree theft by welfare fraud, perjury to the 2nd degree and false verification for public assistance, according to Spokane Superior Court documents. Diallo’s criminal activity started soon af...

ESL teacher to teach in Jordan over the summer

ESL teacher to teach in Jordan over the summer

By Katherine Senechal, Reporter

May 31, 2018


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Dr. Gina Petrie, EWU associate professor of English as a Second Language, has been chosen by a team at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan to teach over the summer in the country. Petrie will be teaching and working in Jordan for a little less than two weeks with only two rest days, which she hopes to spend ...

Examining EWU’s smallest ethnic group on campus

Examining EWU’s smallest ethnic group on campus

By Erica Halbert, Contributor

May 31, 2018


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In the rainy, dreary days of spring in Cheney, it’s hard to imagine a place more different than the warm, sandy beaches of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Yet 34 Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students call Cheney, and EWU, home. Out of 11,473 students at EWU, 42 percent identify as a non-Caucasian ethn...

Multicultural center story slam gets snaps of approval

Multicultural center story slam gets snaps of approval

By Erica Bullock, Contributor

May 31, 2018


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EWU’s multicultural center hosted the first ever story slam in Hargreaves Hall last Friday, surrounding the theme of identity. A story slam is similar to a poetry slam, but instead of poems, volunteers perform short, original, true stories. Storytellers are judged on how well the story is told an...

Police Beat: Looking back on 2018

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

May 26, 2018


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In this issue’s Police Beat, The Easterner looks back at some of the more humorous police encounters from this school year. Assault, November 4 During a hockey game a few weeks ago, a fan was not impressed with the choice of music being played during the game at the URC. A father watching ...

Spirit of the Eagle Powwow brings Native community together

Spirit of the Eagle Powwow brings Native community together

By Erica Bullock, Contributor

May 23, 2018


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The Spirit of the Eagle Powwow celebrated the 50th anniversary of the American Indian Studies program over the weekend at Reese Court Pavilion. The occasion showcased dozens of dancers and drummers of all ages from across the Pacific Northwest. EWU’s Native American Student Association, also known as NASA ...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

May 16, 2018


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Theft, May 7 On Tuesday a female student returned a computer she rented to the library. Afterwards, she remembered she left her bracelet and ring in the bag. Her bracelet was returned to her but she is still missing the ring. EWU PD asks if you know anything to contact them so the ring can be returned t...

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