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Jamie Neely, head of EWU journalism department and faculty adviser to The Easterner, set to retire

Jamie Neely, head of EWU journalism department and faculty adviser to The Easterner, set to retire

June 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: From co-managing editors Drew Lawson and Malati Powell After over 25 years as a professional journalist and 12 years as a full-time professor at EWU, The Easterner’s faculty adviser,...

EWU to eliminate Office of Diversity and Inclusion, consolidate all ethnic departments

EWU to eliminate Office of Diversity and Inclusion, consolidate all ethnic departments

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter June 8, 2020

Along with university-wide budget cuts, EWU’s Board of Trustees decided to eliminate the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and consolidate all ethnic departments. This was announced to all students and...

The Zip's in Cheney

Cheney businesses reopen during Phase 2

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter June 8, 2020

  Several Cheney-area businesses are back open during Phase 2 of Washington’s four-phase reopening plan.   Phase 2 allows restaurants, hair/nail salons and retail stores to reopen with some...

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West Plains Roasters continues to serve community

By Emily Driskel, Reporter June 8, 2020

Before the pandemic caused the community to practice social distancing, West Plains Roasters in Cheney was able to seat many people in their lobby. Walking inside, people are seen chatting with friends...

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EWU leadership presents the financial impacts of COVID-19 to Board of Trustees

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter June 6, 2020

EWU leadership is proposing sweeping changes to university finances and structure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to presentations given to the Board of Trustees on May 29. Vice president...

The Vocal Jazz Choir gathers around the piano in the choir room to practice their parts

EWU choir sings to inspire, inform

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter June 1, 2020

When EWU announced that spring quarter would be fully online, many departments were left questioning how they could make their student learning objectives work. The choir program was one of these departments,...

Mary Cullinan at the Passing Through the Pillars event on Sept. 23

EWU waives SAT and ACT admissions requirement

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter May 27, 2020

  On May 18, EWU announced its switch to testing-optional admissions. This means incoming students will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores with their application. Previously, it was required...

A campus map with descriptions of some the key buildings and it's purpose. | Made by Colleen Ford and Erik Rotness for The Easterner

Visitor Center shifts to virtual tours

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter May 25, 2020

  In order to stay connected to incoming and prospective students during COVID-19, the EWU Visitor Center has shifted to virtual tours.  With students unable to make campus visits before EWU...

Some Greek life members feel as if they were unfairly scrutinized during 2020 ASEWU elections

Some Greek life members feel as if they were unfairly scrutinized during 2020 ASEWU elections

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor May 19, 2020

Over the course of the 2020 ASEWU election season,many candidates faced technological and communication problems.  Some of the Greek-related candidates faced other problems.  Victoria Mahle, chapter...

EWU heads into spring quarter in phase 3.

Emergency grants explained

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter 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, which provides money to higher education institutions...

Protests against pandemic closures

Protests against pandemic closures

By Star Dragon, Reporter May 12, 2020

Picket signs, banners and protestors have flooded the streets across the U.S. to protest the restrictions put in place by their governors. In Olympia, Washington, demonstrators gathered at the state capitol...

Washington begins Phase 1 of 4-part reopening process

Washington begins Phase 1 of 4-part reopening process

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter 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 lockdown, some aspects of the state will be allowed...

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