Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 31° Clear

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.


EWU trustees approve major budget cuts; details to be determined

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.

EWU President Mary Cullinan faces no-confidence vote by faculty senate

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.

Calvillo draws inspiration from brother’s success as EWU graduate

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.

Prosecutors drop obstruction charge against Eastern Washington student involved in November protest

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 notifying 400 employees of potential layoffs, furloughs

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.

EWU set to declare ‘severe financial crisis’ due to COVID-19

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.