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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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.