Stories tagged: Eastern Washington University
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
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.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
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.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Bananas, cats and cookies come into view as eclipse watchers crowd bleachers at EWU’s Roos Field
Pulling his cardboard eclipse glasses tight around his face, Cole Cullen squinted at a crescent of sun and counted down the minutes from the football bleachers at Eastern Washington University.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Efforts helping Spokane’s homeless young adults
The city hit its goal in helping over 100 homeless youth in Spokane during a 100-day challenge this spring and summer, finding housing for
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
EWU partners with Colombian university to study rural health care after decades of guerrilla war
A team of Eastern Washington University students will travel to Colombia next summer to study rural health care in the wake of a decades-long civil war between the Colombian government …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
EWU program helps stutterers thrive
Kunal Mahajan, an investment banker who works in New York City, has tried many times to perfect his speech. But when he’s working in a high-stress environment – with tight …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Millions of dollars of state projects for Spokane stalled in legislative logjam
Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
EWU football player arrested on domestic violence charge has been removed from the team
An Eastern Washington University football player arrested on a domestic violence charge last week has been dismissed from the team.
Sat., June 24, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Hoopfest notebook: Former Zag Mike Hart makes Hoopfest debut
After spending a year trying his hand at coaching, former Gonzaga basketball player Mike Hart is back in Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Second suspect in beating of EWU student enters plea deal, avoids trial for attempted murder
After cutting a deal with prosecutors, a 21-year-old man likely will spend less than two years in prison for the brutal beating of an Eastern Washington University student.
Sun., June 18, 2017
All in the family: A fourth generation of Eastern Eagles graduates
Alyse and Caitlin Carr joined the more than three thousand people who walked across the stage this weekend to accept degrees from Eastern Washington University, but their walk was steeped …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Black and other minorities still stopped more often by Spokane police
Spokane police continue to disproportionately stop black, Native American and Middle Eastern and Pacific Islander residents, according to a new study from Eastern Washington University.
Sat., April 22, 2017, 1 p.m.
Renowned primatologist to tout animal intellect at free Spokane lecture
The Dutch/American biologist and author Frans de Waal will discuss themes from his best-selling book, “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” at a public lecture and …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Case against man accused in baseball bat beating of EWU track student goes to jury
John T. Mellgren did not testify in his trial for the baseball bat beating that nearly killed an EWU student last year.
Sat., April 15, 2017
Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training
Funding these initiatives, in the capital and operating budgets, can make a tremendous difference for kids and adults.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
EWU beating victim testifies against man accused of striking him with baseball bat
For the first time since being beaten by three men in the parking lot of his Cheney apartment complex in October, Robert “Drew” Schreiber faced one of his accused attackers. …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
EWU science building likely to get at least $60 million for construction
House and Senate capital construction budgets both set aside money for a new science center at Eastern Washington University.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:26 a.m.
WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research
Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Cash windfall coming to Gonzaga University, WSU and EWU athletic departments
Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Eastern Washington University are among the colleges across the country set to get a cash windfall from the National Collegiate Athletic Association next month.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Spokane’s Kendall Feeney, a beloved musician and advocate, dies of cancer
Memorial plans are pending for Feeney, 58, a member of the Eastern Washington University music faculty, a frequent performer with the Spokane Symphony, and creator of the former Zephyer music …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 8 a.m.
Spokane’s urban explorers look for the humanity in abandoned places, but there are risks
Urban explorers have been plumbing the depths of Spokane’s hidden places.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
One of three suspects in killing of EWU student in north Spokane sentenced to 10 years in prison
Suspect in Palomino Club shooting pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 123 months in prison.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Yik Yak user gives EWU student, police a scare with threat of Valentine’s Day massacre
A former Eastern Washington University student gave a current student and the EWU police quite a scare when he threatened a Valentine’s Day massacre via an anonymous social media application.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs
More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. Most pay more than the average wage in the county, which is $21.17 per hour, or $44,035 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
UW wants to increase number of medical students in Spokane
Washington State University will welcome its first class of 60 medical students to the Spokane campus in August. The University of Washington wants to top that.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 5:28 a.m.
Under Trump’s travel ban, immigrant students must choose between family and education
Mahdieh Babaiasl met Hamed Mahdioun five years ago while the two were studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tabriz in Iran. Within a year and a half they were …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Trump immigration ban brings fear to those with pending applications for residency
The expected ban on people from several counties from entering the United States for a period of time is causing uncertainty and fear among people who have pending immigration applications …