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Cheney businesses reopen during Phase 2

June 8, 2020

  Several Cheney-area businesses are back open during Phase 2 of Washington’s four-phase reopening plan.   Phase 2 allows restaurants, hair/nail salons...

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West Plains Roasters continues to serve community

June 8, 2020

Before the pandemic caused the community to practice social distancing, West Plains Roasters in Cheney was able to seat many people in their lobby. Wal...

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EWU leadership presents the financial impacts of COVID-19 to Board of Trustees

June 6, 2020

EWU leadership is proposing sweeping changes to university finances and structure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to presentations give...

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Emergency grants explained

May 18, 2020

Eligible EWU students will receive emergency grants from the financial aid office as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF, ...

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April job losses show EWU students an uncertain future

May 11, 2020

  The U.S. lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dealing a serious blow to EWU students looking fo...

Where’s my money? Federal stimulus checks explained

Where’s my money? Federal stimulus checks explained

April 27, 2020

  In March, Congress passed sweeping legislation to counteract the dire economic situation brought on by the novel coronavirus, including payments...


EWU facing large economic challenges during COVID-19 crisis

April 20, 2020

Last spring, EWU’s campus resembled a boomtown. Groups of students milled in the campus mall. Fraternities, sororities and activity groups of all kind...

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EWU forced to cut most student-employment positions

April 14, 2020

EWU has had to make drastic reductions to student employment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 760 positions have been laid-off, according to Deb...

On-campus resident numbers plummet as spring quarter begins

On-campus resident numbers plummet as spring quarter begins

April 6, 2020

Students living on campus this year were heavily impacted by COVID-19. When the decision came that all spring quarter classes would be online, residents had ...

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Dining services adjusts operations amidst COVID-19 related closures

April 6, 2020

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak across Washington, EWU is adjusting its dining services to meet the needs of students while creating a safe environme...

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