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ASEWU helps students register to vote

ASEWU helps students register to vote

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 31, 2019

ASEWU held a voter registration table on May 21 to register students to vote in local, state and federal elections. Angélica García-Macías, council representative of legislative affairs and a senior studying political science, led the event. About 20 people registered to vote. According to the U....

ROTC’s Hennig wins Armed Person of the Year

ROTC’s Hennig wins Armed Person of the Year

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 31, 2019

Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hennig, an instructor in EWU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program, was named Greater Spokane Armed Forces Person of the Year. Hennig was presented the award during the 63rd annual Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane earlier this month. Hennig, who was als...

STA Swoop Loop comes to Cheney

STA Swoop Loop comes to Cheney

By Karolyn Wambold, Reporter

May 31, 2019

Spokane Transit Authority has added a new bus route to Cheney called Swoop Loop. The Cheney-only bus route starts and ends at the PUB. STA began offering the new route, also known as bus route 67, on May 19 as a way to give students and residents another option for getting around Cheney and the EWU ca...

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 30, 2019

While military post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly associated with experiences from war, military sexual trauma is also a leading cause of PTSD. Some EWU student veterans wake up with night sweats, recall unpleasant memories, feel tense and avoid reminders of traumatic events—all symptoms of...

Heavy rainfall causes leak in Cheney Hall

Heavy rainfall causes leak in Cheney Hall

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2019

EWU senior Nikko Bowers was in Cheney Hall with a couple classmates on May 16 when he saw water coming in under the engineering room door from the hallway. Five to 10 minutes later, when it started raining harder, he noticed more water running under the door. “I looked out there and there was w...

Barb Richey selected as new VP for University Advancement

Barb Richey selected as new VP for University Advancement

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Barb Richey, the former vice president of marketing for Spokane Teachers Credit Union, has been named EWU’s new vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the EWU Foundation. From 1999-2007, Richey was EWU’s director of development and then associate vice president for ...

The Easterner & ASEWU connect media and politics

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...

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