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Eastern Washington University’s Prairie Restoration in its third growing season

Eastern Washington University’s Prairie Restoration in its third growing season

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor February 13, 2024

Eastern Washington University’s Prairie Restoration Project kicked off in 2019, with the goal of converting 120 acres of university owned farmland behind Roos Field back into its native prairie habitat....

Emergency alert buttons across campus deactivated in favor of new EagleSafe app

Emergency alert buttons across campus deactivated in favor of new EagleSafe app

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor February 1, 2024

In May, Eastern Washington University police released a new emergency response app, EagleSafe. Now, they are working alongside university leadership to remove the red and blue emergency buttons scattered...

Faculty organization advocates for transparent budget

Faculty organization advocates for transparent budget

By C.J. Luce, Reporter January 30, 2024

On November 28, 2023, Eastern Washington University’s faculty organization called for more budget transparency at an Associated Students of EWU meeting. Recently EWU has dropped some academic programs...

EWU’s Strategic Resource Allocation: What is it, and what does it mean for students

EWU’s Strategic Resource Allocation: What is it, and what does it mean for students

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor January 22, 2024

The Strategic Resource Allocation (SRA) process has been occurring on Eastern Washington University’s campus for over a year now in response to budgeting deficits. The process has just completed a public...

Board of Trustees Meeting, Dec. 8

Community responds with concern to Eastern Washington University’s budget reallocation recommendations

By Cannon Barnett December 18, 2023

Newly published documents by Eastern Washington University detail budgeting recommendations for university and academic programs, including athletics. For the past year, EWU staff and faculty have been...

Native American Student Association

EWU Native American Heritage Month event embraces cultural education

By Kayla Dickson November 22, 2023

Eastern Washington University’s Native American Student Association hosted an educational event on campus Nov. 14 in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in...

Depot History - Cheney Depot

Cheney Depot: In need of donations and volunteers

By C.J. Luce November 22, 2023

Every year, newly admitted first-year students participate in Eastern Washington University’s annual walking through the pillars event. The new freshmen will walk through Eastern’s famous Herculean...

Records: Fired EWU Multicultural Center director questioned about students public criticism of McMahan prior to dismissal

Records: Fired EWU Multicultural Center director questioned about student’s public criticism of McMahan prior to dismissal

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor November 22, 2023

On April 17, Eastern Washington University President Shari McMahan and the university leadership team met to discuss racist graffiti found days earlier in the Black Student Union’s Dance studio. Five...

EWU campus left with questions and concerns after arrest of Justin Hale

EWU campus left with questions and concerns after arrest of Justin Hale

By Kayla Dickson, Reporter November 7, 2023

After the recent arrest of Justin James Hale, questions regarding his presence on campus as well as lack of action from university administration circulate amongst students. The 26-year old was arrested...

Campus Visitor Brings Hate to EWU, Threatens Students

Campus Visitor Brings Hate to EWU, Threatens Students

By Kayla Dickson, Reporter October 21, 2023

A petitioner on Eastern Washington University’s campus Thursday hurled hate speech and threats toward students before fleeing campus. Police are asking for help identifying the suspect.   EWU police...

Eastern Washington University Cuts French and German Minors

Eastern Washington University Cuts French and German Minors

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter October 15, 2023

McKenna Hoffman thought she had everything figured out. She was going to graduate from Eastern Washington University with a major in English and a dual minor in psychology and French. Then, she was going...

Spirit of the Eagle Powwow Hosted on “Whole New Level” Despite Administrative Conflict, Hate Groups on Campus

Spirit of the Eagle Powwow Hosted on “Whole New Level” Despite Administrative Conflict, Hate Groups on Campus

By Cannon Barnett June 18, 2023

People danced to the rhythmic pounding of drums, the bells on their regalia bringing an intense vibrancy to the room. Some in the audience watched intently, while others sat back and relished in being...

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