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New appointee will represent student needs with a first-hand perspective

New appointee will represent student needs with a first-hand perspective

October 24, 2012
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Selected by the Washington State Governor, senior Joshua Neil hopes to represent the voice of the student body while serving on the EWU Board of Trustees. Neil is the 14th student trustee to be selected in Eastern’s history, a tradition that has helped the members on the board of trustees better understand...

New projects underway for eLearning

New projects underway for eLearning

October 24, 2012
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The staff in Eastern’s eLearning department have been keeping busy over the past few months. This quarter they launched Canvas for some select courses and have been working on a few other technological projects they think students and faculty will appreciate. “We’re looking at where is technology...

Tobacco policy still on table

Tobacco policy still on table

October 24, 2012
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Riverpoint smoke-free since May The ASEWU is in the early stages of researching a tobacco-free policy for the Cheney campus. A tobacco-free policy would eliminate all smoking on campus grounds. The campus currently hosts designated smoking areas and approximately 61 smoking urns. Implementing any poli...

Library incorporates technology tools

Library incorporates technology tools

By Kristie Hsin, Staff Writer
October 24, 2012
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  Campus technology slowly moves to expand technology access to students, faculty and staff through innovative pilot projects and maintenance. The Office of Information Technology held the first annual EWU Fall Teaching and Technology Sampler event where individuals from the department, EWU...

Pintak discusses portrayal of Muslims on YouTube

Pintak discusses portrayal of Muslims on YouTube

October 24, 2012
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“We live in a world that sometimes can be frightening. Sometimes we make it frightening. “We tend to create this idea that places are dangerous and that people are dangerous. And certainly, nowhere is that more true than in our relationship with the Muslim world,” said Dr. Lawrence Pintak during...

Funding the cure

Funding the cure

October 24, 2012
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Showalter Hallperformance to raise funds for Cat Davis Senior creative writing majors Jared Munson and Dan Mullen will present a benefit performance on behalf of Spokane native Cat Davis, who was diagnosed with CREST syndrome at 22 and now needs a special medical procedure. Munson happened to read ...

Student organizations hope to incorporate more gender-neutral restrooms on campus

Student organizations hope to incorporate more gender-neutral restrooms on campus

By Linsey Garrison, Staff Writer
October 24, 2012
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Transgender, third gender, intersex and some disabled students are sometimes left with no choice but to trek across campus because gender-neutral restrooms are missing from main areas of Eastern. “They’re available to anyone to use, as well as for students who may be uncomfortable going into either...

Eastern grows a greener future

Eastern grows a greener future

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter
October 24, 2012
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Eastern could be home to an alternative energy demonstration site by as early as fall 2014. The site is to be constructed behind the Anna Maria apartments near the Red Barn. The facility, known as the Center for Alternative Energy and Sustainability, is a project two years in the making. Education...

EWU enrollment record broken

EWU enrollment record broken

October 22, 2012
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Student enrollment for 2012 Fall quarter is record-breaking with an overall headcount of 12,587, surpassing last year's enrollment of 12,130 by more than 450 students. “Many more students are choosing Eastern because of its quality programs and lower tuition when compared to other public institutions...

Marijuana most prevalent campus drug

Marijuana most prevalent campus drug

By Teri Simpson, Staff Writer
October 18, 2012
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According to EWU police, since January 2012 there have been 10 marijuana violations, four arrests and two referrals to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. When a student is caught selling or smoking marijuana, penalties vary depending on the circumstances. Some are arrested and char...

Williams takes long road back to Cheney

Williams takes long road back to Cheney

October 18, 2012
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Pride Center Coordinator Sandra Williams knows what it is like to be different. As a part of both the LGBT community and black community and growing up as the daughter of a military man, being different is part of who she is. Born in South Carolina, Williams moved around with her family a lot. According...

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
October 17, 2012
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Classics: No other word inspires such fear in the undergraduate mind. For those who have had to sit through honors English and mythology classes, I feel your pain. There are many ways to die, but death by boredom is one of the worst. And classics are just about the most boring books around. This...

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