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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 11, 2020

Eastern Washington University was recognized as having the nation’s top emerging entrepreneurship program in 2020.

EWU received the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s 2020 Top Emerging Entrepreneurship award, the university said in a news release. To qualify for the award, a program must have gone through development or a major revision over three years.

Programs were judged on innovation, boldness and student impact. EWU competed in three rounds to become a finalist and was chosen over emerging entrepreneurship programs at Wake Forest University, Iona College and Florida Gulf Coast University.

TikTok asks court to interveneEWU launched a bachelor’s degree and minor in entrepreneurship in 2016. It added a bachelor’s degree in music and technology entrepreneurship in 2019.The popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to intervene.

TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has until Thursday to sell off its U.S. operations under an executive order that Trump signed in August.

Trump in September gave his tentative blessing to a ByteDance proposal meant to resolve U.S. national security concerns by placing TikTok under the oversight of American companies Oracle and Walmart.

From staff and wire reports

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