The Easterner

This photo was originally featured in The Easterner in Vol. 19, No. 25 in 1969. The former lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to EWU to give a speech on redefining African American identity.

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines African American identity in the late 60s

February 21, 2019

Rev. Jesse Jackson drew a standing ovation from a near capacity crowd in Showalter Auditorium Thursday night as he spoke on the new meanings his people...

Above is former President Gerald Ford (right), the 38th president of the U.S., moments before giving a speech at EWU. Ford was a guest speaker during the school's 1982 Centennial celebration.

Looking back: Former President Gerald Ford

January 30, 2019

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson came to EWU this past November to discuss current political and legal issues facing the nation with students...

Above are Black Student Union officers from 1975. The BSU organization was first recognized at EWU in 1968; it focuses on black identity, black unity and black pride.

Looking back – the Black Student Union

January 17, 2019

The Black Student Union is a longstanding student organization at EWU dedicated to providing a sense of community for African American students. The BSU ...

The 2010 football team celebrates their 20-19 victory over No. 5 Delaware in the NCAA Division I FCS National Championship game. The 2010 team went 13-2 overall.

Looking back: The good ol’ days

January 9, 2019

 The EWU football team came up just short this past weekend, losing in the FCS National Championship game to North Dakota State. Second place in the nati...

A beer tap is locked up. The Eastern Washington State University's request for the PUB to obtain a permit for selling beer was denied. This photo and article were originally published in The Easterner on Dec. 6 1973.

Looking Back: Beer (almost) in the PUB

November 28, 2018

This story was originally published in the Eastern Washington State University's The Easterner. The application for a permit to sell beer in the P...

Former EWU associate professor of economics and 2018 midterm congress candidate Lisa Brown. Brown was a professor for roughly 20 years at EWU.

Looking back: Lisa Brown

November 14, 2018

Pictured here is Lisa Brown in the 1980s when she worked at EWU. Brown served as an associate professor of economics from 1981 to 2001. She also briefly ...

The State Normal School at Cheney Administration building engulfed in flames as it burns to the ground on April 24, 1912. No one was seriously injured in the fire.

Looking back: Fire!

November 7, 2018

EWU has an unfortunate history when it comes to structure fires. Pictured here is the State Normal School at Cheney (present day EWU) Administration buildin...

Looking Back: Halloween haunts in the Art Building

October 31, 2018

This article was originally published in The Easterner on Nov. 7, 1974. Hauntings - Strange Happenings By way of definitions: "Hauntings" may be read as "str...

The1975 Homecoming Queen for Eastern Washington State University, Diana 
Johnson rides in a convertible. EWU will be celebrating its 97th Homecoming on 
Oct. 27

Looking back: Homecoming 1921

October 24, 2018

Homecoming week is upon us, and that means students, alumni and faculty will be gathering for various events including a parade, bonfire, pep rally an...

Looking back: Trailerville

Looking back: Trailerville

October 6, 2018

Walkways made of neatly-laid bricks. Impressive buildings, old and new, surrounded by grass as green as the many trees above. A library so visually ap...

Looking back: 1904 CSNS football

Looking back: 1904 CSNS football

September 30, 2018

Before there were air-raid offenses, red fields or even helmets, football was being played at Cheney State Normal School, currently known as EWU. The sch...

Looking back: the PUB

Looking back: the PUB

September 19, 2018

As the renovation project of the Pence Union Building, or PUB, nears its completion, here is a look back at the PUB in 1970, the first year of the bui...

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