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For Jess Walter, his native Spokane inspired his latest novel, "The Cold Millions." New York, Hollywood and Italy were the scenes of some of Walter's prior novels, but the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2005 for "Citizen Vince" taps into his hometown for "The Cold Millions." The novel commences in 1909 in Peace Valley Park.
Eastern Washington University announced Wednesday that most courses will be online for the winter 2021 quarter.
David May inherited a job with challenges both brought on by the pandemic and predating its effects in higher education. Eastern Washington will have to pare down some of its offerings and become more competitive in the field of higher education to thrive in the future, May said.
Cullinan resigned as president in early August amid faculty criticism of her leadership and a university financial crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now she is taking nine months of paid leave to hone her teaching skills and work on a forthcoming book.
After more than two years of construction, the first net-zero office building made of cross laminated timber in the state is now complete.
When EWU faced then-national power and rival Montana in 2010, it was the first game of the red turf era. Here's a look back at the historic game.
Former Eagle defensive back Jay Day rose quickly through the ranks of the EWU Campus Police to become chief during the coronavirus pandemic. Day said he hopes to continue the department's push to diversify and treat students with empathy.
Universities in the Inland Northwest are back in class – or will be soon.
After stepping down as president of Eastern Washington University, Mary Cullinan will continue receiving a president’s salary and living in the president’s house on the Cheney campus for six weeks while helping the school transition to new leadership.
EWU announced Cullinan’s resignation Tuesday morning after the board of trustees voted to appoint David May as interim president.
Mount St. Helens erupted during George Frederickson’s decade as president of Eastern Washington University, showering the region with ash that reached the EWU campus by that afternoon.
One of the youngest coaching staffs in college basketball has put together one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country.
Citing a grim revenue forecast in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday unanimously approved an operating budget for fiscal 2021 that’s estimated to be $22.5 million, or nearly 8%, smaller than the budget for the current fiscal year.
Eastern Washington University’s faculty senate on Monday held a vote of no confidence in President Mary Cullinan, showing overwhelming disapproval of her handling of the university’s brewing financial crisis.
Before taking the helm of Eastern Washington University in 2014, Cullinan resigned as president of Southern Oregon University after an overwhelmingly poor performance evaluation and a no-confidence vote by the SOU faculty. Professors accused her and other administrators of financial mismanagement. One professor at the time said Cullinan's leadership had facilitated "a climate of fear at SOU." A similar situation is unfolding at EWU.
Miguel Calvillo, 23, spent his childhood in the orchard town of Sunnyside, Washington, where drive-by shootings were a monthly occurrence. In middle school, Calvillo’s neighborhood friend heard shots and came home to bullet holes in his bed. Miguel is the first in his family of Mexican immigrants to attend college, and June 13 he will be the first to graduate, earning his B.S. in electrical engineering from Eastern Washington University.
Maya Caruth, 26, was arrested on Nov. 7 after crossing a “safety zone” that separated hundreds of student protesters from three religious activists who had arrived on campus with signs and a portable speaker, preaching in derogatory terms about LGBTQ people. Police said Caruth was uncooperative and refused to return to the student group. Her attorney has argued she was trying to broker peace between the two sides.
EWU President Mary Cullinan said Monday she has asked the board of trustees to declare a “severe financial crisis” as the school faces 15% cuts in state funding, declining enrollment and losses in revenue from housing, dining and other campus services.
In a presentation to the board of trustees on Friday, Mary Voves, EWU’s vice president for business and finance, said the university could lose more than $12 million in state funding and more than $24 million from tuition and other sources.
Rising unemployment, a shift toward teleworking and creation of new industries in the past few months have changed the landscape for job seekers, especially for recent college graduates. They are facing a much different job market from what was anticipated only a year ago.