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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, ...

Washington begins Phase 1 of 4-part reopening process

Washington begins Phase 1 of 4-part reopening process

May 11, 2020

As per Governor Jay Inslee’s 4-Phase Safe Start Washington plan, the state entered Phase 1 of reopening on May 5. While most of Washington is still in ...

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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...

EWU announces first positive COVID-19 case amongst campus community

EWU announces first positive COVID-19 case amongst campus community

May 8, 2020

EWU informed its students and faculty Friday that the Spokane Regional Health District told the university that someone within the EWU community tested...

EWU Confessions account promotes supporting local business

EWU Confessions account promotes supporting local business

May 5, 2020

    To encourage supporting local businesses, the man behind the EWU Confessions account collaborated with The Basement, a local bar. On Friday, April 17, the 10th order placed would receive $10 off their pu...

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EWU announces “online-first, maximum flexibility” plan for fall quarter

May 5, 2020

EWU announced about 15 minutes into a livestream this morning that the university will be taking an online-first approach for classes in the fall quarter...

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EWU chemistry professors, design professor and design student team up to create “Eagle Sanitizer”

April 27, 2020

About a week into spring quarter, EWU professor of biochemistry Jeff Corkill had the idea to make hand sanitizer on campus and give it away to the com...

Writers’ Center Still providing guidance to EWU students

Writers’ Center Still providing guidance to EWU students

April 21, 2020

Like many services available to help EWU students succeed academically, the Writers’ Center has moved to virtual sessions this quarter.  Students...

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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 cancels 2020 in-person commencement

April 15, 2020

EWU announced via a campus-wide email today that the in-person commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class is cancelled due to concerns over the corona...

The 2020 ASEWU election process will take place solely online.

2020 ASEWU candidates

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 has provided its fair share of problems but nonetheless, the show must go on. There are 20 students who are running for an ASEWU position this year...

EWU's normally bustling campus is now practically empty.

Life on an empty campus

April 13, 2020

On a typical Tuesday afternoon, EWU's campus is usually filled with students hustling to and from classes. Now, the campus atmosphere has become quiet. In...

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