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The Easterner & ASEWU connect media and politics

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 24, 2019

Disclosure:  The Easterner was involved in the event that this story covers. The writer of the story, Sam Jackson, was not involved in the event in any way. The Easterner’s editor-in-chief, Michael Brock, and managing editor Jeremy Burnham did not participate in the editorial process for this sto...

Green Dog wins EWU Eagles’ Nest Pitch Contest

Green Dog wins EWU Eagles’ Nest Pitch Contest

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Green Dog, one of the five teams in the Eagles’ Nest Pitch Contest finals, stole the show on May 17, winning $2,500 for first place and $2,000 for winning the people’s choice award which is decided by the audience members. This was the third annual business pitch competition put on by the EWU Cent...

Washington strides toward affirmative action laws

Washington strides toward affirmative action laws

By Karolyn Wambold, Reporter

May 21, 2019

The Washington State Legislature is in the process of passing I-1000, which would add affirmative action laws and policies in employment, education and contracting. According to the Ballotpedia website, "I-1000 explicitly allows the state of Washington to implement affirmative action laws and polic...

EWU professors win grant for microbe research

EWU professors win grant for microbe research

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 21, 2019

EWU biology professor Javier Ochoa-Reparaz and his team of four professors will reportedly receive $415,000 from the National Institute of Health for their groundbreaking research on the effects of microbes within the human gut, which is what Ochoa-Reparaz has been working on for a few years. Ochoa-Repar...

EWU launches new online MBA

EWU launches new online MBA

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

This fall, EWU will be implementing a brand new online Master of Business Administration program. The program will be affordable compared to other MBA programs in the region, and accelerated so that students can finish in just 11 months. Businesses are less likely to hire master’s graduates without ...

EWU faces $3.6 million budget gap

EWU faces $3.6 million budget gap

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

May 20, 2019

EWU is working to address its projected $3.6 million budget gap by eliminating jobs and restructuring various departments and programs. President Mary Cullinan and Uriel Iñiguez, chair of the board of trustees, sent out an email to faculty and staff on April 8 notifying them of the budget dilemma t...

ASEWU PR specialist removed from position

ASEWU PR specialist removed from position

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Madyson Rigg, this year's ASEWU public relations specialist, was removed from office by the ASEWU Superior Court May 10 for not performing all of her required job duties. "I understand the decision of the court," Rigg said in an email to The Easterner. "I feel disappointed that the other work that ...

Special Olympics Spring Games held at Roos Field

By Karolyn Wambold, Reporter

May 12, 2019

EWU hosted the Special Olympics Washington East Region Spring Games on Saturday, May 4. The games were held at Roos Field and included track and field, powerlifting and swimming. The Special Olympics started off as a summer camp for people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver form...

EWU teams dominate Corporate Cup at Bloomsday

EWU teams dominate Corporate Cup at Bloomsday

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

May 10, 2019

Bloomsday is a staple of Spokane. It has been an ongoing tradition for 43 years. This year, EWU’s red team (top men’s team) won its 23rd consecutive Corporate Cup title. The top EWU women’s team came in second overall, placing higher than any women’s Corporate Cup team in Bloomsday history. ...

EWU professor explains black hole picture’s significance

EWU professor explains black hole picture’s significance

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 10, 2019

Since its release on April 10, an exciting picture has been so nationally popular for citizens that one professor decided to teach some history. EWU physics professor David Syphers held a presentation at the JFK auditorium and taught the audience some facts and history about black holes in a slid...

EWU professor wins Alzheimer’s Association award

EWU professor wins Alzheimer’s Association award

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

May 10, 2019

One of EWU’s professors was recently awarded the Clacey McNary Volunteer of the Year (2018) Award for the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter “in recognition of outstanding service.” Jane Pimentel is a professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “It was, of...

Measles immunization required at EWU starting in fall 2019

Measles immunization required at EWU starting in fall 2019

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 8, 2019

Five of the four-year public universities in Washington already have a measles immunization requirement. EWU will soon make it six. The EWU board of trustees has passed a requirement for all students to receive an immunization that can protect them from measles and other related diseases, accordi...

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