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EWU faculty call for independent review of athletics spending

A physics professor representing concerned faculty members delivered a 10-minute presentation to Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday, arguing money spent on athletics would be better spent on academics.

WSU hiring lawyer to review former provost’s claims of sexism, internal power struggles

After less than two months on the job, former WSU provost Mitzi Montoya described receiving sexist performance evaluations and other resistance from fellow administrators. “I learned that there are major concerns about me – I need a personality transplant, I need to be more feminine and conforming in my communication style, and I need to be less intelligent,” she wrote in a September email to President Kirk Schulz.

‘Activist in residence’ teaches EWU students about immigrant rights

This year’s EWU “activist in residence” is Lili Navarrete, an alumna of the university who immigrated to Spokane from Mexico City in 1988. She is the director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, and she manages Raíz, the organization’s outreach program for Latino communities.

Deadly alcohol poisoning at WSU frat house was an accident, coroner says

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Monday that Samuel Martinez, a 19-year-old Washington State University freshman, died of acute alcohol intoxication during a party at his fraternity house last month. Coroner Annie Pillers also determined Martinez’s death on Nov. 12 was an accident, despite questions raised about the time it took his peers to call 911.

Washington, Idaho colleges bracing for ‘enrollment cliff’ in 2025

Colleges and universities across the United States are bracing for an “enrollment cliff” in about five years – the result of a downturn in birth rates after the Great Recession. Washington and Idaho are expected to fare well compared to other states, though schools in the region are rethinking their recruitment strategies.