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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.


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 …


EWU Gallery of Art space a bucket list spot for installation artist Jenene Nagy

Cheney gallery’s unusual round space will be filled as Jenene Nagy creates the installation called “scablands.”


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Former EWU cornerback shot 11 times after dispute in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district

A former Eastern Washington University football player was shot 11 times early Monday after a dispute in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district.


Robotics teams set to get build information Saturday

Nothing much will get a high school student out of bed before dawn on a Saturday, unless you’re a fan of science and engineering and eager to find out what …


Survival experts offer advice for EWU Eagles fans headed to Saturday’s game

EWU’s semifinal against the Youngstown Penguins in Cheney is projected to break the school record as the coldest game the Eagles have ever played, at least according to kickoff temperatures.


Protect students from immigration politics

Dreamers are not the criminals Trump says he wants to corral. Rescinding their status would only make America mean again.


Northwest colleges urge Trump to keep immigration program for students

Hundreds of college presidents, including more than a dozen in Washington and Idaho, are publicly urging President-elect Donald Trump not to eliminate a federal program that protects nearly 750,000 undocumented …


With no cash on hand, state employee hands panhandler a beer. It cost him his job.

Kelly Clark of Spokane, who had worked for the Archaeological and Historical Services department at Eastern Washington University in Cheney for 16 years, lost his job in early September after …


EWU trustees trying to calm students’ fears of deportation

Eastern Washington University can’t block federal immigration authorities from conducting raids or deportations, but it will take steps to promote cultural diversity on campus, the board of trustees said during …


Petition asks EWU to become a sanctuary campus

Eastern Washington University faculty, staff and students are petitioning the school to become a “sanctuary” university following Donald Trump’s presidential victory.


Sexual assault persists on local college campuses even as schools take steps to fight it

Schools in the Inland Northwest say they’re doing everything they can to prevent sexual misconduct, promote healthy relationships, help victims recover and properly discipline the accused. But victims advocates say …


EWU unity rally underscores precarious position of undocumented students

Eastern Washington University has about 200 undocumented students; some gathered on Tuesday at a unity rally to talk about their trepidation over their futures.


Two sexual assaults reported after parties near EWU

Two women reported they were sexually assaulted at parties near the Eastern Washington University campus over the weekend.


EWU student wakes from coma after beating

The Eastern Washington University student who was brutally beaten by three men Oct. 8 has woken from a medically induced coma, but he faces a long road to recovery, his …


Second arrest made in brutal beating of EWU student

At a Saturday track meet in Lewiston, Idaho, the runners from Eastern Washington University wore the letter “D” on their jerseys to honor one their brightest stars.


EWU receives NSF teaching grant for STEM training

Eastern Washington University received a National Science Foundation grant to fund improvements to their STEM teacher-training programs, Tuesday.


EWU students unharmed in Bastille Day violence in France

Many of the 15 Eastern Washington University students studying in Nice, France, attended the Bastille Day celebration that turned bloody Thursday, but all are unharmed.


EWU, Riverpoint Academy turns heads with rocket launch

After a year of designing and testing, the rocket from Eastern Washington University’s Rocketry Club and Riverpoint Academy didn’t perform as planned, but that didn’t stop them from turning heads …


New Spokane clinic called ‘the future of community health’

A group of health care providers has completed a major step toward fixing the region’s doctor shortage with the construction of a $16.2 million health clinic on the Spokane campus …


Gov. Inslee appoints McMillan as EWU student representative

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Ariel McMillan as the student representative to the Eastern Washington University board of trustees.


Doug Clark: EWU’s engineering showcase humbling for slacker like me

“Five, four, three, two…” This was the moment, the closest I’ll ever come to calling myself a rocket scientist.


Locally: EWU celebrates 20th anniversary of state track championships

The 2016 edition of the WIAA 1B, 2B and 1A track and field championships at Eastern Washington University Thursday-Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the meet in Cheney.


Watch: EWU official grants mother’s day wish on “The View” Friday

Eastern Washington University was a star of “The View” talk show Friday, when an official with the university foundation surprised a teenager with a full scholarship to the Cheney school.


Idaho Vandals dropping to FCS, joining Big Sky in 2018 season

Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference.


EWU multicultural center plan upsets some minority students

A proposed renovation of Eastern Washington University’s Pence Union Building has drawn criticism from a coalition of clubs and groups who claim the planned multicultural center is too small.


EWU installs electric vehicle charging stations

EWU unveiled its new Level 2 vehicle charging stations on Friday, Earth Day


EWU bookstore staff threatened

Eastern Washington University police arrested a man Thursday who reportedly threatened to burn down the EWU bookstore.


Ready, set, Get Lit!

For seven days, Spokane is literature central. Get Lit returns with Garth Stein, Paul Harding, Cornelius Eady, Diane Cook and a host of local talent.