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Axe falling for Riverpoint bookstore

Axe falling for Riverpoint bookstore

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter

October 4, 2012


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The bookstore located at the Riverpoint campus is moving its inventory to the main campus in Cheney in an effort to better consolidate its services. Riverpoint bookstore manager John Wilson said rising online sales were a major factor in the decision to close the Riverpoint store. “We’ve been...

Amnesty given case by case

Amnesty given case by case

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

October 3, 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...

Learning Commons officially unwrapped

Learning Commons officially unwrapped

October 3, 2012


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Students, staff and faculty gathered at the JFK Library to witness the ribbon cutting symbolizing the official opening of the Learning Commons on Sept. 28. Starting in July, staff members from the library cleared out a large area on the east end of the library that housed many academic journals which...

Hard times call for harder work

Hard times call for harder work

By Nicole Livingston, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012


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David Hall, owner of Rokko’s Teriyaki & BBQ, has worn through three pairs of shoes in the last six months. He attributes this to the amount of time he spends working at his restaurant. Though Hall is no stranger to hard work, it is a wonder that the small businesses in Cheney are still making...

Harrell fills in as president

Harrell fills in as president

By Jane Martin and Amy Meyer

October 3, 2012


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ASEWU Vice President Becca Harrell stepped into the role of student body president Friday after Kaleb Hoffer was arrested and booked on charges of second-degree assault earlier that morning. This action followed a temporary succession plan that is enacted when a senior executive member of the A...

ASEWU President arrested on second degree assault charges

ASEWU President arrested on second degree assault charges

By Jane Martin and Amy Meyer

October 1, 2012


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  This is an ongoing story that we will continue to update as we get more information. October 1, 2012, 10:30 p.m. ASEWU President Kaleb Hoffer was arrested and booked on charges of second degree assault following an altercation with his girlfriend, early Friday morning, according to Chene...

Clery report posted for campus and community

Clery report posted for campus and community

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

October 1, 2012


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  The new Clery report published on Eastern's website Oct. 1. According to the act, as mandated under federal law, all colleges and universities that participate in the federal aid program must report and maintain a crime log made available to the public. The Clery Act, established in...

Veterans Resource Center opens to students and community

Veterans Resource Center opens to students and community

September 27, 2012


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The Veterans Resource Center opened its doors to students and the community over the summer and has since experienced heavy foot traffic. The center provides advising, financial aid resources and information on the GI Bill. Director of the center, Dave Millet said, “I would call us a bridge—a connector...

EWU disability certificate program students journey to Ghana

EWU disability certificate program students journey to Ghana

By Nicole Livingston, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012


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Summer is a time for students to relax, take a break from school and maybe find a coveted part-time job for some extra cash. For one group of students it was the opportunity to further their understanding of disabilities in a different cultural setting and get elbow deep in volunteer work. Romel Mackelprang,...

ASEWU gets focused for 2012-2013

ASEWU gets focused for 2012-2013

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter

September 27, 2012


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The ASEWU spent the summer creating a philosophy to help guide them to success during the 2012-2013 school year. President Kaleb Hoffer said ASEWU plans to break broad goals down into projects that will be managed by ASEWU teams. “Our plan is to build teams, more like action committees,” he...

Graduate program phases out

Graduate program phases out

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

September 27, 2012


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  The university made the decision to no longer admit new students into the Master of Science in Mathematics graduate program last June. The program was under review for elimination due to its low graduation rate. Nine other graduate programs including music and computer science...

Bruce awaits trial

Bruce awaits trial

September 26, 2012


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Incoming freshman charged with second degree rape in connection with Aug. 19 incident in Pearce Hall By Jane Martin Former EWU football player Dalis Bruce pleaded not guilty of rape in the second degree at his arraignment hearing on Sept. 10, at the Spokane County Superior Court.  Bruce was arrested...

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