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EWU restructuring programs, cutting positions to fix $3.6 million shortfall

Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

House approves $4.6 billion capital budget

House capital construction budget has nearly $112 million for projects in Spokane.


Mary Cullinan and Sabah Randhawa: Eastern and Western: United in serving students and growing local economies

Eastern Washington University and Western Washington University anchor both sides of our state. While each university is distinctive, our mission and values are similar.


Gonzaga, EWU team up to develop law programs

The partnership, announced Friday, aims to establish a program that would enable students to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years instead of the usual seven.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …


Mary Cullinan and Lynn Hickey: Academics and athletics: A powerful partnership for our region

The success of EWU’s football program turns a spotlight on our academic excellence. And, by bringing national attention to our university, athletic success actually adds value to our academic degrees.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.


Second building announced as part of Catalyst project in Spokane

Development at the south landing of Spokane’s University District Gateway Bridge on East Sprague Avenue continues, with the announcement Tuesday of a partner building to Avista’s Catalyst building.


H. George Frederickson: Flying to Frisco With the Eagles

On Saturday at 11 a.m., in Frisco, Texas, the Eastern Washington Eagles will play the North Dakota State Bison for the NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision – FCS) title.


First permits issued for construction of U-District’s Catalyst Building

The University District Gateway Bridge opened last week, which was quickly followed by the city issuing building permits to Avista Corp. at the bridge’s south landing. The permits signal the …


Mary Cullinan: Why go to college? Eastern alumni can tell you

Eastern Washington University celebrated homecoming this year by inviting back to campus the alumni who graduated 50 years ago. More than 100 members of the class of 1968 attended our …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …


Allergy-like symptoms blamed on airborne glass fibers in EWU library

Eastern Washington University has spent nearly $1 million this year to mitigate air contamination in its John F. Kennedy Library.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

EWU athletics official Donald Ross agrees to pay restitution in felony raffle theft probe

It appears the 4-year-old mystery of the missing football raffle money from Eastern Washington University, including the investigation that led to felony theft charges against an associate athletic director, has …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Spokane named host city for 2020 national curling championships

USA Curling’s top event, the men’s and women’s national championships, is set to take place in the Spokane area in 2020.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

3 people shot outside Cheney Zip’s Drive-In; police say incident may have been connected to massive early morning fight

Three people have been hospitalized after an early morning shooting at Zip’s Drive-In in Cheney Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Eastern Washington University’s new student union opens

Eastern Washington University’s new Pence Union Building is the culmination of two years of construction and $47 million.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Pullman police arrest Greek Row arson suspect in Cheney

Pullman police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday for allegedly starting several fires on Washington State University’s Greek Row.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Some fans must choose between family, team ties as Washington State Cougars host Eastern Washington Eagles

With a proximity of only 80 miles between the two schools, the sellout crowd of nearly 33,000 at the Washington State-Eastern Washington football game had dozens of fans whose families …


Campus vote shaping up as battleground in race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown

Younger votes tend to sway Democratic, but they’re also the demographic less likely to fill out a ballot by Election Day. Can Lisa Brown and her supporters find enough votes …


From the field through Amazon: Local farm uses online sales to attract buyers for Palouse crops

Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …


Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status

In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …


At groundbreaking, officials say Catalyst Building will be smartest ever built

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …


At 100, Orville Rogers misses world record chance in Spokane but hopes for strong weekend on track

World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 1:52 p.m.

College women gather for nonpartisan leadership conference in Spokane

Twenty-two women pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Eastern Washington are gathered in Spokane for a six-day nonpartisan leadership conference aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of women in American politics.


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 …