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(Left to right) An atendee of the meeting, graduate student Maria Petsch, graduate affairs representative Taylor Larsen, President Dante Tyler (on screen) and superior court chief justice Raúl Sánchez discuss concerns of Spokane campus students on April 15, 2019.

Student Town Hall Meeting Recap

By Emily Driskel, News Editor October 16, 2020

  During the Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 14, several of the EWU administration members discussed topics regarding budget impacts, student services, diversity initiatives and the changes within...

President Donald Trump delivering a speech at a campaign rally in Phoenix. Trump will be seeking his second term as president in 2020.

Congress reexamines the 25th amendment

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor October 13, 2020

President Trump announced on Oct. 1 that he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. Trump is considered high-risk because of his age, meaning this could be very serious for his health. This has...

President’s eagerness to help students

President’s eagerness to help students

By Emily Driskel, News Editor October 13, 2020

  Over the course of the summer, EWU has seen many transitions, such as the new leadership roles in administration. David May, who previously held the provost position at EWU, started his new role...

Dr. Mary Cullinan speaks at the investiture in Showalter Auditorium on May 1.

Former EWU president takes 9-month paid sabbatical

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor October 8, 2020

Mary Cullinan stepped down as president of EWU on August 4, following a no confidence vote from the university’s faculty senate. “Long-standing concerns about her leadership have been discussed...

Washington state universities and colleges objected in 2013 to budget proposals put forward by the state legislature that may cause a tuition increase of up to 10 percent by 2015. There is also a potential for tuition to increase by 20 percent for international students through a bill proposed by Sen. Rodney Tom.

Rise in tuition

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor October 7, 2020

Just over a month ago EWU  announced that tuition for students would increase.  Some students, like Hamine Mendez, were frustrated to hear the university raise tuition, considering the current economic...

How EWU is handling COVID cases in the dorms

How EWU is handling COVID cases in the dorms

By Ben Blakney, Technology Director October 7, 2020

  As fall classes have begun again at EWU, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect student life. Following a recent surge of on-campus cases, EWU has developed specific practices in order to...

State of the University Recap

State of the University Recap

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor October 1, 2020

  David May began his 21st year at Eastern Washington University stepping in as interim president. In a State of the University address given on Sept. 22, May talked about how grateful he was for...

Graphic of Cheney catalyst building .

A catalyst for change

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter September 30, 2020

For over two years, construction has been underway for the new Catalyst Building on EWU’s Spokane campus. On September 17, the completed building was unveiled to the world through a live-streamed grand...

Brewster Hall, located in Cheney on Second St., is a residence hall at EWU.

Campus Changes 2020

By Emily Driskel, Reporter September 30, 2020

  This year, EWU’s campus looks different than the previous years. Last fall quarter, the campus mall was filled with booths for new students to check out the clubs and programs EWU had to offer....

Former president Rodolfo Arévalo points out different faculty members to incoming president Dr. Mary Cullinan (2014)

President Cullinan resigns weeks after ‘vote of no confidence’

By Randle Kinswa, Co-managing Editor August 4, 2020

EWU President Mary Cullinan, the first female president of the university, resigned after a Board of Trustees meeting earlier this morning. In her closing statement, Cullinan said she was, "... honored...

EWU President Mary Cullinan

EWU faculty senate approves in favor of the vote of no confidence

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor June 22, 2020

Earlier today the EWU Senate Faculty voted in favor of the vote of no confidence in President Mary Cullinan. The vote tally was 35-2, with four abstentions, and one absence. President Cullinan was...

EWU president faces vote of no confidence

By Randle Kinswa, Co-managing Editor June 21, 2020

The EWU faculty organization plans on holding a vote of no confidence on President Mary Cullinan at Monday's Faculty Senate meeting. In a memo sent out by members of the Faculty Senate leadership, up...

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