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Master plan under revision

Master plan under revision

By Kristie Hsin, Staff Writer
October 16, 2012
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  An open forum will be held Thursday Oct. 25 in the PUB room 206 giving the campus community a chance to take part in the university’s ten-year master facilities plan. According to senior project manager for the department of construction and planning Jim Moeller, project consultants will...

Amnesty decided by situation and circumstances

Amnesty decided by situation and circumstances

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 15, 2012
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Eastern will not be implementing a medical amnesty policy, also known as the “Good Samaritan” policy any time soon. Instead of officiating a strict policy, the university will continue to practice granting amnesty on a case by case basis. This amnesty can be granted to underage students on and off...

Doyle takes reigns of EWU jazz

Doyle takes reigns of EWU jazz

By Christina Jordan, Staff Writer
October 11, 2012
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Imagine sitting in the darkness of a theatre bathing your ears with the soothing sound of jazz music. This time, there is someone playing a live solo for music lovers, except the performer is in Iceland. This is possible by a connection called “The Internet 2,” and is being experimented with in...

Possible tobacco-free campus in the works

Possible tobacco-free campus in the works

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
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  EWU does not currently have a tobacco-free policy because further research and student input still needs to be acquired, according to Interim ASEWU President Becca Harrell. While still in the early stages of researching for a tobacco-free policy, the ASEWU has found cultural routines to...

Electronic locks installed at URC

Electronic locks installed at URC

October 11, 2012
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Since its opening four years ago, reported thefts at the University Recreation Center have declined each year. However, this past July, digital locks were installed on some of the day-use lockers to help decrease thefts even more. “Every year we’re always looking for something different to better...

Policy prevents campus bullying

Policy prevents campus bullying

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
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    What started off as innocent hidden whispers soon spiraled into daily bullying. The bullying expanded to insults, mockery, rumors and eventually lead to isolation. For senior Amanda Clark, years of being bullied turned into more than a torturous daily routine. According to Clark,...

EWU and WSU partner up on food product choices

EWU and WSU partner up on food product choices

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
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    In partnership with Washington State University, EWU is taking advantage of combined purchasing of campus food products. After researching the idea of  combined purchasing last fall, in December 2011, EWU started reviewing products through April 2012 for campus dining. “We...

Chalking up the fight against stigma

Chalking up the fight against stigma

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
October 10, 2012
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Messages written in chalk, like “You are never alone” and “Stomp out stigma,” are scattered all over campus. These messages were written by the members of EWU’s Active Minds chapter in celebration of National Day Without Stigma. This is one of the events put on by the Active Minds’ EWU chapter....

Clery report relays campus crime statistics

Clery report relays campus crime statistics

October 10, 2012
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The 2011-2012 Clery Act report published on Eastern’s website Oct. 1 brings to the public crime logs and reports of misconduct that occur on university grounds. As mandated under federal law, all colleges and universities that participate in the federal aid program must abide by the Clery Act. This...

Charges filed against Hoffer

Charges filed against Hoffer

By Jane Martin, News Editor
October 9, 2012
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Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Love has filed charges against ASEWU President Kaleb Hoffer for assault in the second degree. Hoffer was booked on charges of second-degree assault (strangulation) early in the morning on Sept. 28 after his girlfriend called police and told them she had been kicked...

Library celebrates Learning Commons with ribbon cutting ceremony

Library celebrates Learning Commons with ribbon cutting ceremony

By Kelly Manalo, Staff Writer
October 8, 2012
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  The library is now home to the new Learning Commons, which has four core services: the Multimedia Center, formerly known as the MARS Lab, Program Leading to University Success, Writer's Center and the library. “The Learning Commons was designed to be conducive to collaborative studies...

Ormsby continues as vice provost

Ormsby continues as vice provost

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 6, 2012
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  The vice provost for undergraduate affairs position was reopened to candidates following the last search back in June, according to Provost Rex Fuller. The position was posted Aug. 10 and the screening began Sept. 15. The position will remain open until further notice. “The search committee...

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