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Women’s and Gender Studies Offering New Sexuality and Queer Studies Minor

By Candace Martin, Guest Columnist

October 2, 2019

This fall, Eastern Washington University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is launching a new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor. To obtain a Sexuality and Queer Studies minor, students will need to complete 20 credits, including three required courses and one elective. With the elective, students will be able to personalize the minor to fit their interests and needs...

EWU to host leadership program

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

March 6, 2016

Eastern was chosen as one of three universities in the nation to host a one-day National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership pilot program. NEW Leadership was started at Rutgers University in New Jersey by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). The program was developed to empower and educate young women while encouraging them to become politically...

Emma Watson’s UN speech sparks gender equality debate

By Jaclyn Archer, Eagle Life Editor

October 3, 2014

On Sept. 20, Emma Watson, Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women (best known for her performance as Hermione in the “Harry Potter” movies), delivered a powerful speech about the need for men and women to join together in the fight for gender equality. Some people were blown away by the speech. Others, like Mia McKenzie of “Black Girl Dangerous,” argued that it went of...

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