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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

Jamie Winter/Observer

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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Chimpanzees Tatu and Loulis from CHCI arrive safely to their new home at Fauna Foundation, a sanctuary in Quebec

Chimpanzees Tatu and Loulis from CHCI arrive safely to their new home at Fauna Foundation, a sanctuary in Quebec

October 3, 2013

BY PATIENCE COLLIER, Assistant News Editor On August 28th, the final residents of the Chimpanzee and Human Communications Institute left campus for the last time. Tatu and Loulis, who were brought...

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A emergency blue-light system is pictured here on campus. The emergency system is being used less and less by students. Jamie Winter/Observer

Emergency blue-light systems scattered around campus going unused by students

October 3, 2013

BY EVAN PAPAS, Staff Reporter From September of 1997 to May of 2013 there have been 1,647 uses of the blue-light emergency-phone system located throughout campus. The police only found a caller...

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The Aerial Angels perform for a crowd in Covent Garden, London. 
Photo courtesy of Fehmi Comert.

Street performers crowd downtown Ellensburg during annual Buskers in the Burg

October 1, 2013

BY DEREK SHUCK, Editor-in-Chief A fire juggler from Bellingham, trapeze artists from Michigan and even a  magician from Scotland were some of the performers who participated in Ellensburg’s annual...

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Last spring, a number of administrative staff of The Burg, 88.1 were asked to resign. This fall, several new faces will become the face of Central Washington Universitys local radio station. Courtesy of mycentral.cwu.edu

The Burg takes a new direction after replacing administrative staff

October 1, 2013

BY PATIENCE COLLIER, Assistant News Editor After multiple students complaining to Human Resources, the Burg, Central’s student run radio station, terminated four administrators in the span of a few...

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A photo taken this morning of the scene of the crime, across the street from the 05 parking lot.

23-year-old man found in CWU parking lot with multiple stab wounds Saturday night; confirmed dead in hospital

July 21, 2013

BY Patience Collier, Assistant News Editor UPDATED at 3:20 p.m.: According to The Daily Record, the Kittitas County Coroner has identified the Ellensburg man who died after being stabbed on campus...

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Last spring, a number of administrative staff of The Burg, 88.1 were asked to resign. This fall, several new faces will become the face of Central Washington Universitys local radio station. Courtesy of mycentral.cwu.edu

Chris Hull, longtime general manager of The ‘Burg 88.1, asked to resign from position

July 18, 2013

By PATIENCE COLLIER, Assistant News Editor A few weeks from the end of spring quarter, Chris Hull was asked to resign after years serving as the general manager for Central Washington University's...

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Director of Global Wine Studies program leaving for industry opportunities in France

July 17, 2013

BY Braden DenHerder Staff Reporter Every year the Central experience changes all across campus, from additions to cutbacks in school programs. This year, Central’s unique Global Wine Studies program...

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Central Washington University transit suspends travel services

July 17, 2013

BY Braden DenHerder Staff Reporter Central Transit will no longer be providing free bus service to the Ellensburg community due to budget issues. The Washington State Legislature took longer than usual...

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Heat raises concern for safer practicing of kayaking along the Yakima River

July 17, 2013

BY Joseph Bauman Staff Reporter The Yakima River is a popular attraction to many Central Washington University students, as well as locals. During the heat of summer, students find the river a relaxing...

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