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Spokane City Council dedicates $430,000 in public dollars to Catalyst building in University District

The money, taken from a pool of $2 million established several years ago to promote large-scale economic development in town, will go toward building streets and installing a waterline to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

On the court or in the classroom, Eastern Washington’s Sir Washington has overcome all obstacles

Five years ago, Sir Washington somehow made it through high school, despite every obstacle life placed in his way. Two years later, he overcame injury and was on the court …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington hires Leslie Flores-Cloud to take over volleyball program

Drake assistant coach Leslie Flores-Cloud has been hired as Eastern Washington University’s volleyball coach, the school announced. Flores-Cloud takes over a program rocked by the firing of former coach Michael …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Hope, with a few qualifications: Local experts weigh in on North Korean negotiations

Two foreign relations experts discuss the U.S.-North Korea Summit.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Eastern Washington teams get high academic marks from NCAA

With women’s basketball and women’s tennis leading the way, Eastern Washington has earned high grades from the NCAA.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

EWU symphony orchestra, jazz band to perform U.S. premiere of ‘Scheherajazz’

This concerts marks the second worldwide performance of the piece, which was transcribed by Klaus Wagenleiter.


EWU sets up six food pantries for students

Eastern Washington University has opened six small food pantries scattered across its Cheney campus to help students who do not have enough to eat.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Brief alert issued at Eastern Washington University campus following reports of man with gun

Reports of an individual with a gun prompted the Eastern Washington University Police Department to briefly initiate a lockdown and issue a shelter in place alert Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

EWU business programs again earn AACSB accreditation

Business programs within Eastern Washington University’s College of Business and Public Administration have earned extended accreditation from the the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Lynn Hickey introduced as new athletic director at Eastern Washington

Lynn Hickey’s improbable journey to Eastern Washington University began with a late-January phone call from the parking lot at a Dairy Queen in south Texas. On the other end was …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Lynn Hickey, Vince Otoupal named finalists for Eastern Washington athletic director job

After a nationwide search that produced 50 applicants from NCAA Division I institutions across the country, Eastern Washington University on Friday revealed the two finalists for its vacant athletic director …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Local briefs: EWU to honor Dick Hannan at Hall of Fame festivities

Richard “Dick” Hannan, a long-time coach and administrator from Spokane who received two degrees from Eastern Washington University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eastern Athletics Hall of …


Film festival at EWU hopes to highlight women in outdoors, change stereotypes

For many women in the outdoors, it’s the little things. The comments. The looks. The unsolicited advice, stupid jokes and expectations of incompetence.


Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane

The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

EWU students to hold rally in response to racist flyers

Eastern Washington University students held a “unity rally” Tuesday afternoon in response to racist flyers that were left on the Cheney campus earlier this month.


McKinstry executive appointed to EWU’s board of trustees

Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Research sheds new light on EWU professor’s Antarctic dino-discovery

You can tell a lot about a dinosaur by its ankles. For instance, ankles told Eastern Washington University paleontologist Judd Case that the dinosaur he discovered in Antarctica in 2004 …


EWU has come a long way from its roots as a kids’ school and teachers’ college

Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …


EWU is helping transform our region

Eastern Washington University is not the college it was 100 years ago. It’s not the university of 15 years ago. As a public university, EWU has always been responsive, adapting …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

West Valley kids get civility lesson from Washington Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens

About 90 students from the West Valley School District got a lesson in civility Friday from one of the district’s standout alumni: Justice Debra Stephens of the Washington Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

EWU plans major expansion into Spokane’s University District as anchor tenant of Avista’s planned 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building

Eastern Washington University plans to move three degree programs and around 1,000 students from its Cheney campus to a building along East Sprague Avenue.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Patrick Kennedy to speak in Spokane about mental health and addiction treatment

Patrick Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011, will speak Wednesday at a community conversation on mental health sponsored by Providence Health Care …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

EWU police investigating sexual assault

Eastern Washington University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault against a student over the weekend.


Mother of slain EWU student suing three men accused of murder

The mother of an Eastern Washington Student who was shot and killed outside of a club in north Spokane is suing the three men accused of murder.


Rachel Toor: Follow the higher ed mission (and science): abolish football

At some point, a university with a thriving program is going to stand up, finally, and say,


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

EWU Associate AD accused of second-degree theft

Eastern Washington University Associate Athletic Director Don Ross stands accused of stealing over $4,000 from a pair of fundraisers in 2014, according to court documents.


Mary Cullinan: Why attend college? Let’s count the reasons

College graduates are able to thrive more effectively despite shifts in the economy and their lifetime savings are significantly higher than those of people without a college degree.


End of DACA program leaves some worried about their future

With the White House’s announcement Tuesday that they would end the DACA program over the next six months, young Spokane residents who have benefited from it face uncertainty.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Making sense of the numbers: College rankings in perspective

Research suggests rankings have a significant impact on where students apply to college, regardless of whether they fully understand what each ranking system measures. But the rankings don’t tell the …