By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

News: Surveys show that sexual assaults are vastly under-reported on campus

News: Surveys show that sexual assaults are vastly under-reported on campus

November 16, 2013

BY MARGO MASSEY, Scene Editor Junior Liz Keck was a freshman when she was drugged and sexually assaulted.  She was drinking with people she did not know and a drug was slipped into her drink. She...

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News: Dr. Anne Cubilie presents human rights and gender issues in Afghanistan

News: Dr. Anne Cubilie presents human rights and gender issues in Afghanistan

November 13, 2013

BY SULLIVAN CARTER, Staff Reporter Spreading awareness of Afghani war crime survivors, specifically women, Dr. Anne Cubilie’s spoke Tuesday afternoon in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. Cubilie talked...

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News: Affordable Care Act designed to benefit those who make 300 percent or below national poverty level

News: Affordable Care Act designed to benefit those who make 300 percent or below national poverty level

November 13, 2013

BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter  For students over 26 or who do not have access to a parent’s plan, getting insurance coverage can be overwhelming, especially if it is their first time going at...

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News: Washington State Liquor Control Board will accept applications for cannabis retails on Nov. 18

News: Washington State Liquor Control Board will accept applications for cannabis retails on Nov. 18

November 8, 2013

BY PETER O'CAIN, Staff Reporter Potential cannabis retailers seeking a store in Ellensburg will have to wait a couple more months before applying for licenses while the City of Ellensburg figures out...

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News: Centrals annual Security and Fire Safety Report show alcohol-related arrests down on-campus, up in town

News: Central’s annual Security and Fire Safety Report show alcohol-related arrests down on-campus, up in town

November 6, 2013

BY PETER O'CAIN, Staff Reporter Alcohol-related arrests on campus have declined over the past three years, but are on the rise off campus. Central police made 50 alcohol-law arrests in 2012 compared...

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News: S&A votes to fund new Wellington the Wildcat suit

News: S&A votes to fund new Wellington the Wildcat suit

November 5, 2013

BY KRISITI YOUNG, Staff Reporter Funding a new suit for Central mascot  Wellington the Wildcat became a main topic for discussion at the Services and Activities Fee Committee meeting Oct. 23. The...

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News: Centrals expense savings and tuition increases accumulates over $61 million

News: Central’s expense savings and tuition increases accumulates over $61 million

October 31, 2013

BY PATIENCE COLLIER, Assistant News Editor In the past six years, Central’s administration has spent less each year than they have budgeted for expenses. The difference between the assets and expenses...

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News: Semesters in consideration by Central and Board of Directors; students asked for opinion in survey

News: Semesters in consideration by Central and Board of Directors; students asked for opinion in survey

October 26, 2013

BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Following a national trend, Central is beginning to consider switching from the quarter-based system to semesters. According to Edventures Research and Consulting,...

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News: Central ROTC cadet one of 50 in the nation selected for NATO training program

News: Central ROTC cadet one of 50 in the nation selected for NATO training program

October 22, 2013

BY KRISTI YOUNG, Staff Reporter His dream became a reality as Alex Lauer, a senior in aviation management,  was selected as one of 50 ROTC cadets in the nation to join the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot...

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News: Construction on new science building is in progress; expected to be finished by 2016

October 16, 2013

BY ALEX WARD, Staff Reporter Central has begun construction on the new Science Building located west of the SURC and is expected to finish the project in 2016. The end result of this $63 million...

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News: New contract ratified between faculty union and administration increases wages

News: New contract ratified between faculty union and administration increases wages

October 10, 2013

BY EVAN PAPAS, Staff Reporter A new contract between the Administration and the faculty union has resulted in raises for faculty for the next four years. Last week Central Washington University and...

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Central offers students a monthly payment plan to pay for tuition

Central offers students a monthly payment plan to pay for tuition

October 8, 2013

BY MATTHEW THOMPSON, News Editor University President James Gaudino announced at his state of the university address last Thursday that CWU will now offer a monthly payment plan for students to pay...

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