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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Shawn Vestal: EWU would be reckless not to consider proposal to cut, or eliminate, sports

EWU made cuts of almost $7 million across campus in the past two years; it spent about twice that in a single year to subsidize athletics. Ask yourself if you …


EWU to allow Spokane County Sheriff’s Office access to its cameras during emergencies

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies could soon have access to a live feed of Eastern Washington University’s camera system if there is a bomb threat, disaster or out-of-hand protest on campus.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Eastern Washington University faculty members propose cutting sports to pay for academics

“Eastern’s not doing anything outrageous. We’re not doing anything extravagant,” EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey said. “At the same time, we know that we need to be responsible, fiscally. But …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

‘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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

A look at Rep. Matt Shea’s legal career: Recently laid off, he’s sued bad drivers and a state university

Shortly after the Washington state House released a report concluding Rep. Matt Shea has engaged in domestic terrorism, the Spokane Valley lawmaker was quietly laid off from the law firm …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

EWU therapeutic recreation program gives students tools to help others

The recreational program at EWU is hands-on and prepares students to use recreational activities to help patients achieve physical and mental goals.


EWU student to continue facing obstruction charge stemming from November protest

Maya Caruth, 25, was arrested on Nov. 7 after crossing a so-called “safety zone” that separated hundreds of student protesters from three religious activists who had arrived on campus with …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Student’s arrest at EWU protest prompts First Amendment arguments

Invoking the First Amendment, an attorney questioned the right of law enforcement to separate protesters and counterprotesters into different sections of the campus mall based on their appearances and perceived …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

EWU to vacate building on WSU Spokane campus after lease talks

Leaders at both schools say they will continue working together, but there are still many details to be worked out, and it’s unclear how much EWU will pay WSU to …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

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. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

EWU president vows to keep campus safe after racist vandalism in Cheney

After a racial slur was found painted on a car in Cheney earlier this week, Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan reaffirmed the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Anti-abortion activists meet opposition at EWU, Planned Parenthood

Two anti-abortion activists demonstrated at Eastern Washington University on Wednesday afternoon, about two weeks after a similar appearance prompted a counterprotest involving hundreds of students. In the evening, the same …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

EWU moves forward with budget cuts while some decry focus on athletics

EWU is continuing to pursue campuswide budget cuts while raising money for a new football stadium and routing funds into student-athlete scholarships, frustrating some faculty members. President Mary Cullinan, meanwhile, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Street preacher accused of spanking, spitting on students during protest at EWU

As students shouted and crowded around Bruce Wakeman and the other preachers, EWU police worried the demonstrations would turn violent and called in backup from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office …


Parents telling you an English degree is worthless? Not so fast.

The Washington Post reported that despite a 25.5% decline in English majors since the 2008 recession, the skills learned through the major – chiefly, storytelling – are more crucial than …


EWU now offering minor in sexuality and queer studies

“This is the first part of a larger revision of the curriculum,” said Judy Rohrer, director of the EWU Women’s and Gender Studies Program.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

$5M gift gets EWU off to a strong start in Roos Field renovation plan

The largest individual donation in Eastern Washington University history has given an early boost to the university’s ambitious plan to raise $25 million for renovations of Roos Field.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Catalyst rising: Cross-laminated timber structure takes shape in U-District

Work on the Catalyst campus at the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge has moved quickly, and the two buildings under construction are on pace to be complete …


Still down the rabbit hole for ‘The Matrix’ 20 years later

All it took was a red pill. A plunge down the rabbit hole. A slowing of time while a man dodges bullets. We were hooked. And still are.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Spokane Police arrest 2 men in connection with July shooting of EWU football players

Avery K. Francis and Anthony J. Carell were both booked into Spokane County Jail on Thursday, facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and drive-by shooting tied to the July 13 …


Achievements: Eastern Washington University Spring 2019 Dean’s Honor Roll

The following undergraduate students have achieved Dean’s Honor Roll at Eastern Washington University for spring quarter 2019.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

EWU trustees approve $3.6 million budget cut; 55 tenured faculty offered voluntary buyouts

Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday approved a 3% cut to the school’s operating budget for fiscal 2020. A presentation from the trustees’ meeting documents indicates about half …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …


Dear grads: A letter from one Eagle to another

You might feel like you’re supposed to be an adult now and out on your own. To some extent, this is true, but don’t think for a second the people …


Dante Tyler: ‘Nonteaching jobs’ essential to college students’ success

I truly believe that so-called “nonteaching jobs” are incredibly important to ensuring the success of each student.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Two mumps cases confirmed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney

Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, …


Shawn Vestal: Universities should look at their out-of-classroom spending growth before they start slashing budgets

As Eastern Washington University wades into the thicket of budget cutting by 3.5% here and 3.5% there, there’s another percentage that’s worth consideration. One hundred and fifty-five percent.


Martín Meráz García: The future of EWU as a Hispanic-serving institution is critical to its success

Eastern Washington University is taking the lead in exploring best practices on how to serve its growing Hispanic student population


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Rare sight on EWU campus: A moose on the loose

A big ol’ moose was the belle of the ball at Eastern Washington University on Thursday night, when its short trek through campus was documented and shared for the world …