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List of cancelled EWU events

List of cancelled EWU events

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has caused mass cancellations on the EWU campus. See the below list of previously scheduled events to see all these cancellations, and to view those few events that are still upcoming.   To view the full list of events click the link below: Cancelled events lis...

ASEWU elections to occur exclusively online

ASEWU elections to occur exclusively online

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

April 6, 2020

ASEWU elections have been greatly affected by COVID-19 this year. ASEWU elections have been delayed a week with primaries now being held on April 14-16. The general elections will be held April 28-30.  Voting will be done exclusively online on the website vote.ewu.edu . According to ASEWU Director of ...

On-campus resident numbers plummet as spring quarter begins

On-campus resident numbers plummet as spring quarter begins

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter

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 to decide whether they would move out or stay on campus.  On March 12, the housing department announced that students living on campus could ...

Dining services adjusts operations amidst COVID-19 related closures

Dining services adjusts operations amidst COVID-19 related closures

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor

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 environment. According to Dave McKay, director of dining services, EWU is keeping the basic minimum of on-campus services open. The only dining services tha...

EWU clubs and organizations face uncertainty as COVID-19 cancellations grow

EWU clubs and organizations face uncertainty as COVID-19 cancellations grow

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

April 6, 2020

The coronavirus (or COVID-19) has impacted the world in an unforgettable way. One of the ways it has affected the EWU student body is the closure of campus and all in-person clubs and organizations. This umbrella includes intramural sports, student-lead organizations and facilities such as EPIC Adventu...

Prevention and safety tips against COVID-19

Prevention and safety tips against COVID-19

By Star Dragon, Reporter

April 6, 2020

There have been over 300 deaths in Washington State due to COVID-19. Currently, 34% of cases in Washington are from the 40-59 year old age group but 55% of the deaths are from people 80 and older, according to the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH).  The virus does not discriminate by age, race...

EWU Students Should Expect Minimum Changes to Tuition and Fees

EWU Students Should Expect Minimum Changes to Tuition and Fees

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

March 22, 2020

Students at EWU should expect large-scale changes to virtually every part of campus life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They should not, however, expect many changes to tuition and fees. As the novel version of the coronavirus sweeps across the U.S. and climbs towards 15,000 infections, over 1,30...

COVID-19 Timeline

COVID-19 Timeline

By Randle Kinswa, Randle Kinswa, Star Dragon, and Star Dragon

March 22, 2020

view the full size PDF here: COVID-19 Timeline...

Morrison Hall to close in Fall 2020

Morrison Hall to close in Fall 2020

By Karlee Van De Venter, News Reporter

March 13, 2020

As part of a university-wide restructuring, the Housing Department has announced they will be closing Morrison Hall and all Living Learning Communities starting in Fall 2020. This restructuring also affects academic departments, housing departments and even the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “Right...

Democratic primary gets filtered down to final two candidates

Democratic primary gets filtered down to final two candidates

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

March 12, 2020

There are many great American rivalries like: Ali vs. Frasier, Coke vs. Pepsi, Call of Duty vs. Battlefield, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Seinfeld vs. Friend and EWU vs. University of Montana.  A new rivalry brewing this spring, regarding the Democratic Presidential nominee.  Former Vice President Joe Bi...

EWU announces plan of action in response to COVID-19

EWU announces plan of action in response to COVID-19

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

March 11, 2020

EWU will be following Washington State Governor Jay Inlsee’s procedure, on how to slow the spread of the coronavirus.   Inslee has advised events involving more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will be prohibited. Events involving less than 250 people in those areas mu...

EWU takes action on stopping spread of COVID-19

EWU takes action on stopping spread of COVID-19

By Lauren Reichenbach and Rose Hammack

March 10, 2020

With 136 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Washington State alone, EWU has begun to take some preventative measures in order to keep its students as safe as possible. Perhaps the biggest measure EWU has decided to take is moving finals week from March 17-20 to March 9-13. The university stated...

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