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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.

Michigan State faculty moving ahead with no-confidence vote

Michigan State University faculty are moving ahead with a motion to hold a no-confidence vote on the school’s board of trustees in response to the board’s decision to hire former Gov. John Engler as interim president.

Prof, alum alarmed at WSU performing arts cuts

Washington State University faculty offered extended applause to a scathing statement by a colleague regarding the university’s decision to cut the Performing Arts program Thursday afternoon at a regular meeting of the WSU Faculty Senate.

UI law school in Boise right on schedule

The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal of approval this week, the UI announced Wednesday.

Gonzaga University adjuncts plan first faculty union

Adjunct instructors at Gonzaga University hope to form the college’s first faculty union. The instructors, who are not on a track to become tenured professors, work on temporary contracts and earn much less than professors.

UW faculty members honored by White House

SEATTLE — Two University of Washington faculty members are being honored by the White House with presidential early career awards for scientists and engineers. The university says the awards are among the most prestigious for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

EWU provost resigns amid conflict with faculty

Eastern Washington University’s provost has resigned amid conflict with college faculty and just three days before the faculty senate was to hold a no-confidence vote on his leadership, school officials confirmed Monday.

EWU salary negotiations deadlocked

The faculty and administration at Eastern Washington University are again at an impasse over salaries, with contract talks scheduled to move into mediation today. Professors complain they're consistently the lowest paid of the 15 colleges EWU considers "peer institutions," and some are incensed the university is offering annual raises of roughly 4.2 percent just months after President Rodolfo Arevalo got more than a 13 percent bump in salary and deferred payments.

22-month-old girl dies of crash injuries

A toddler who was critically injured in a Wednesday car wreck north of Spokane died early Sunday after being taken off life support. Declared brain-dead Friday, 22-month-old Gabriella Autry had been on life support at Sacred Heart Medical Center so her organs could be donated.