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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 …


EWU restructuring programs, cutting positions to fix $3.6 million shortfall

Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

House approves $4.6 billion capital budget

House capital construction budget has nearly $112 million for projects in Spokane.


Mary Cullinan and Sabah Randhawa: Eastern and Western: United in serving students and growing local economies

Eastern Washington University and Western Washington University anchor both sides of our state. While each university is distinctive, our mission and values are similar.


Gonzaga, EWU team up to develop law programs

The partnership, announced Friday, aims to establish a program that would enable students to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years instead of the usual seven.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …


Mary Cullinan and Lynn Hickey: Academics and athletics: A powerful partnership for our region

The success of EWU’s football program turns a spotlight on our academic excellence. And, by bringing national attention to our university, athletic success actually adds value to our academic degrees.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.