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EWU celebrates culture on campus

By Tahrae Bear Eagle, Contributor October 20, 2021

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, I went to the Cultural Fair at the Eastern PUB (it was initially supposed to be in the mall but was relocated due to snow), where I soaked in various cultures. There were...

Postbaccalaureate program at Eastern helps underrepresented students gain traction with educational help, financial assistance

McNair scholarship offers help for low income students

By Summer Sandstrom, Contributor October 19, 2021

The McNair Scholars Program was designed to help first-generation and low income students, or students in underrepresented groups, gain the skills and resources to apply to graduate school and receive...

The air pods will be given to the winner of the drawing.

Opportunity to win airpods by participating in the Life During COVID-19 archive

October 18, 2021

EWU has created an opportunity for students to be a part of the community’s history. The pandemic has brought so many changes to daily life and unexpected experiences. To provide future EWU students...

David May give a beginning of the year address to EWU.

New COVID-19 guidelines for Fall 2021

By Emily Driskel, News Editor October 6, 2021

As students arrive back to campus and begin living in the dorms, college life has started to feel more like normal. With in-person classes beginning again this fall, students have once again started to...

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Becki Kimball: Manager Extraordinaire

By Aiden Cook, Reporter June 4, 2021

As the pandemic raged through the 2020-21 school year, many businesses across the country were forced to cut back, causing mass laying off. Thomas Hammer Coffee was no exception.  Due to the lack of...

Graduate student Tim Gales practices the cello. Students in the EWU music program are facing program cuts and alterations.

Budget changes for 2021-23

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor June 3, 2021

After a year of online courses campus wide, like most universities, EWU is planning and budgeting for a return to normalcy, or semi-normalcy, by the fall of 2021. EWU plans to fully open campus services...

EWU ROTC member marching off the Inferno after national anthem.

EWU’s ROTC Program

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter June 3, 2021

  EWU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an Army program that allows students to gain access to many opportunities and experiences. The ROTC program is a four-year program overall....

The future of EWU journalism majors

By Emily Driskel, News Editor June 2, 2021

  Currently, the journalism program is on the list of degrees that will be cut from EWU in the next few years.  Dr. Christina Valeo, English department chair, discussed with The Easterner on...

EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson receives prestigious grant

EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson receives prestigious grant

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter May 26, 2021

  EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson has been awarded a prestigious grant for his work in the field of chemistry. The grant comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and totals over $395,000 to be...

Dr. David Syphers, author of the recent ad hoc faculty report concerning athletics, presents his findings at the Feb. 27 board of trustees meeting.

Why is tuition so expensive: the marketing of education

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 19, 2021

According to Forbes, the average cost of attending a four-year college has risen by 497% since 1985. This surpasses the rate of inflation which since 1985 has been 147.51%. These numbers don’t come as...

EWU’s Graduation Rate

EWU’s Graduation Rate

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter May 18, 2021

  EWU has a graduation rate of 45% according to the U.S. Department of Education. However, it’s not exactly as simple as a single number. Graduation rates are constantly changing, and there’s...

Students working on an assignment in lecturer Amber McConnells chemistry class. McConnell started the Women in Science at EWU club last spring as a way to encourage more female students to get involved in the STEM fields.

Professors give Physics research opportunities in summer of 2021

By Emily Driskel, Reporter May 13, 2021

  This summer, two professors from the EWU Physics Department will be guiding students through two research opportunities through grants they received.  Dr. Jason Stokes, lecturer for the EWU...

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