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

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

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 depa...

Members of EWU's Black Student Union, Africana Studies Department and other Eastern students advocated race and diversity education on campus through a protest held on Nov. 3.

Archived: “Let us march on ’til victory is won.”

June 4, 2020

Chants of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” could be heard throughout campus Nov. 3, when members of the Black Student Union, dressed in all black, marched...

EWU holds ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion week

EWU holds ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion week

May 18, 2020

The week of May 11-15 was the ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week on EWU campus. In previous years, there were upwards of 20 events throughout the wee...

The dangers of a single story

The dangers of a single story

October 21, 2019

Diversity extends beyond race and nationality. It includes all identities; sexual orientation, race, religion, age and gender. The EWU Pride Center began...

Benjamin P. Cheney Building, the first building on campus. EWU's beginnings started in 1882.

EWU’s 137 years celebrated with nod to diversity

April 3, 2019

What began as the Benjamin Pierce Cheney Academy Formal School for Children in 1882, has evolved into a university recognized for its diversity known as EWU....

President's Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

January 31, 2019

“In this presentation, we are not looking to decide if white privilege exists, it’s a real thing, instead we are going...to discover whether or not you as ...

Does diversity in its broadest sense include white supremacists?

By Paul Lindoldt, Contributor

April 5, 2018

On our campus in February this year, racist fliers appeared. A white supremacist group took credit. The university responded and students protested. Fliers from the same group now are appearing in the streets of Spokane and being plastered back up as fast as citizens can tear them down. The group that posts these fliers, Identity Evropa, has propagandized Gonzaga Univers...

Dr. Nick Franco hosts the Diversity Dialogue talk on Jan. 29. Franco asked the panel questions on what they think the proper responses to sexual harassment might be | Andrew Watson for The Easterner

Diversity Dialogue getting people to talk

January 31, 2018

EWU president  Mary Cullinan held a President’s Dialogue on Diversity on Jan. 29 on the Complexity of Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The aim of thes...

Vanessa Delgado

Vanessa Delgado Named New Multicultural Center Director

January 24, 2018

EWU has recently announced that there will be a new and first permanent director of the EWU Multicultural Center, Vanessa Delgado. Delgado starts on Marc...

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech Discussion Panel | Image courtesy of EWU Student Affairs

First Amendment panel urges students to engage

October 23, 2017

Faculty staff and students discussed free speech and hate speech in a panel on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the JFK library. “Some believe we don’t have to provide a...

Dr. Shari Clarrke

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

October 17, 2017

Surrounded by unpacked boxes, Dr Shari Clarke, EWU’s new vice president  for Diversity and Inclusion, makes all who enter her office feel welcome. ...

Keresha Richards, Eagle Entertainment Diversity Outreach Coordinator in 2017. | Sam Jackson for The Easterner

World party celebrates diversity

October 15, 2017

Ambitious to celebrate and embrace EWU’s diversity, Eagle Entertainment invited international clubs and organizations to host a World Party. The W...

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