The Easterner

College Textbook Prices are on the Rise

By Terence Vent, For The Easterner

April 13, 2017

Textbook prices increased at a rate three times the national average between 2015 and 2016, a continuing trend that has been going on for decades. According to the consumer price index report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2016, the price of educational books and supplies increased 5.7 percent compared to the previous year. Table 1 lists the highest g...

EWU President Mary Cullinan addresses hundreds of students at the Campus Mall for a rally to support immigrants 1/31/2017.

Immigration Protest at EWU (Jan. 31)

February 2, 2017

  Immigration Protest at EWU's Campus Mall on January 31, 2017.

LinkedIn Workshop at EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

"Statistics show that having a LinkedIn profile ... can help you make connections in the professional world." Emma Tilbury | EWU senior

EWU Symposium to showcase student works

By Devante Gaillard, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2016

In the seventh century B.C., a symposium involved men gathering to drink wine and discuss philosophy on pillows. Symposia this century emphasize discussion of topics between professionals, with considerably less wine. The EWU Research and Creative Works Symposium Week includes a series of events for students and faculty to showcase their research or other academic works....

Local university partners promote career fair

Local university partners promote career fair

February 20, 2015

Over 105 employers have signed up to meet at the 21st annual Partnership and Employment Career Fair to provide students with an opportunity for success...

Colleges should pick up the slack in sex education

By Jaclyn Archer, Eagle Life Editor

February 16, 2015

Given the varied values and taboos surrounding sexuality in the U.S., it can be extremely difficult for educators to teach sex education to a diverse group of other people’s minor-aged children. The result of the sex-ed controversy in the U.S. is that adults are starting college with an inadequate understanding of sexuality, gender and relationships. Ironically, controversy...

Junior guard Tyler Harvey going up against a defender

EWU men’s basketball makes history

December 3, 2014

EWU men’s basketball is soaring high with their best start in 38 years. Seven games into the season, the Eagles have started 5-0 at home and split...

PLUS Loan Program makes changes for heightened loan accessibility

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Oct. 22 changes to the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program intended to reflect the current economy by aiding students in acquiring and managing loans. College Board reported that nationwide, 60 percent of graduating students from four-year universities in 2012 owed an average of $26,500 in government loans. The Project on Student...

Low credit scores now accepted for PLUS loan

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2014

Last month, the Department of Education announced it has taken an extra step to ensure there will be wider access for the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students. The department has redefined “adverse credit history” to allow a wider applicant field. Since this definition hasn’t been updated for 20 years, the department wants to reflect the current economic situation...

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

University address by Cullinan sets college goals

October 28, 2014

University President Mary Cullinan, Ph.D., gave her first State of the University address on Oct. 3. Her speech to colleagues gave updates on the university’s...

Domestic violence at colleges prevelant

By Ayanna Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 13, 2014

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline website, 57 percent of college students have admitted to experiencing a domestic violent relationship and 1 in 3 college women are in an abusive dating relationship. Michelle Helmerick, manager of Student Support and Advocacy, said domestic violence can come in all shapes and sizes, as well as happen to, and be perpetrated...

Welcome Home: How EWU altered my concept of ‘home’

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014

When I first came to Eastern Washington University, without a clue about what I wanted to pursue, I remembered something my adviser in high school told me: No matter what university you get accepted into and attend, the only things that matter are what you make of it and what the university represents to you. At that moment, I didn’t truly understand what my adviser meant....

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