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Services and Activities Committee Close to Finalizing Budget Decisions; Music Students and Faculty Left Biting Their Nails

Services and Activities Committee Close to Finalizing Budget Decisions; Music Students and Faculty Left Biting Their Nails

Samuel Harris, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

Music students and faculty members worry for spring quarter following the recently proposed budget cuts by the Services and Activities (S&A) Committee. For eight years, the S&A committee has...

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CWU announces on campus vaccine clinic

CWU announces on campus vaccine clinic

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 9, 2021

CWU has announced a vaccine clinic on April 13 for 14 university departments, as well as for those who are otherwise eligible. Presented by CWU Student Health Services and Kittitas Valley Healthcare,...

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ASCWU frustrated by lack of additional learning materials

ASCWU frustrated by lack of additional learning materials

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 7, 2021

ASCWU currently has a list of faculty who students have said are not providing enough learning materials in their classes. This comes after a year of complaints from students that faculty members have...

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President James Gaudino recognized by the Washington State legislature

President James Gaudino recognized by the Washington State legislature

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
April 7, 2021

Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature recently adopted identical resolutions honoring President James Gaudino for his service throughout his tenure. Senators Judy Warnick, Jeff Holy, Jim...

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Students, CWU to split $24 million in stimulus money

Students, CWU to split $24 million in stimulus money

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 7, 2021

Students are set to receive $12 million of aid through the university as part of the third COVID-19 relief package that was passed last month. The legislation, which is officially known as the American...

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The Wildcat Neighborhood Farm, located on the northeast side of campus, requested to carry over up to $24,000 in funds to expand its services

The Services and Activities Committee holds first spring meeting, hears new business on funding

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
April 7, 2021

The Services and Activities Committee (S&A) held its first meeting of spring quarter on March 31 and discussions regarding funding for the Wellness Center, the music department and the Wildcat Neighborhood...

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Several academic programs face reduced funding from S&A committee

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2021

The four CWU student media outlets – The Observer, Central News Watch, PULSE and Wildcat films – are among the programs the Services and Activities Committee (S&A) are considering either reducing...

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ASCWU calls for additional learning materials

ASCWU calls for additional learning materials

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2021

Following a year of complaints from students, both the ASCWU Senate and Executive teams released resolutions last week that said some professors have not done enough to adapt to remote learning. In...

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ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2021

Due to a rise of racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, ASCWU is calling on students, faculty and staff to condemn the discrimination. Advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate said they’ve received...

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Lessons from the past year of online classes

Lessons from the past year of online classes

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2021

It has been almost a year since CWU first shifted away from in-person modalities for classes. Over this period, students and professors alike have had to adapt to and overcome the numerous challenges that...

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President Gaudino reflects on time spent at CWU

President Gaudino reflects on time spent at CWU

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

President James L. Gaudino only has a few months left as president of CWU after being in the position for 12 years. He and his wife decided that stepping away from the position would be the best opportunity...

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