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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Without accreditation the university would have to shut down

CWU has three areas of concern for reaccreditation

Megan Rogers, News Editor
November 23, 2023

During the accreditation kick-off meeting on Nov. 17, CWU President Jim Wolphart said there are three areas that they need to improve on before reaccreditation in 2026. According to Wolphart, those three...

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The North Academic Complex will be built where the flag plaza is Photo courtesy of cwu.edu

North Academic Complex will be built to be more sustainable

Megan Rogers, News Editor
November 17, 2023

The North Academic Complex, which is set to replace the Language and Literature building and Farrell Hall, will be built to be more sustainable by including geothermal heating and solar panels. The complex...

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Kurt Kirstein was appointed Interim Provost on Nov. 1 Photo courtesy of David Leder

Interim Provost Kurt Kirstein gives an update on the search for a new provost

Morgana Carroll, Lead Editor
November 17, 2023

CWU is currently searching for a new provost, according to Interim Provost Kurt Kirstein.  The position was listed as available on Nov. 1 and will remain open for the rest of the month. After that,...

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The demonstration began on the corner of Pearl St. and 4th Ave, eventually moving in front of the court house off of Main Street.

CWU alumni and students demonstrate in Ellensburg to show solidarity for the Palestinian people

Yohanes Goodell, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2023

  The words “Palestine will be free” echoed through the streets of downtown Ellensburg last Thursday, Nov. 9. Demonstrators, made up of a diverse body of CWU students and local townspeople,...

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Elvin Delgado goal is to help with student sucess photo courtesy of cwu.edu

Elvin Delgado appointed interim associate vice president of academic affairs

Megan Rogers, News Editor
November 8, 2023

Elvin Delgado, associate dean of faculty development, research and interdisciplinary initiative, was appointed interim associate vice president of academic affairs on Nov. 2. This was after Kurt Kirstein...

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CWU Library Presents on AI

Bots Replace the Writing Process

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2023

Is it acceptable to copy written works if they were generated by a computer and not a real person? This is a topic of controversy within the realm of artificial intelligence (AI).  According to Turnitin.com,...

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Mortensons safety and health management classroom is located in Houge Hall 226

Mortenson donates $50,000 to help enhance education in the Safety and Health management program

Megan Rogers, News Editor
November 2, 2023

Mortenson, a construction engineering company, donated $50,000 to the Safety and Health Management program. CWU alum and safety director for Mortenson, Nick Cordell, helped facilitate this donation.  According...

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 tuition will be raised 3% next fiscal year Photo Courtesy of CWU Flickr

Tuition to raise 3% next fiscal year

Megan Rogers, News Editor
October 30, 2023

Tuition will go up 3% next fiscal year (2024-2025). According to Chief Financial Officer Joel Klucking, tuition increases every year due to a 2015 state law called the College Affordability Act.  Klucking...

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President Wohlpart, Senator Honeyford, Jim Gaudino and US Congressman Andy Barr cut the ribbon to the Nicolson Pavilion Building

Rope cutting in honor of Nicholson Pavilion’s reopening

Coal Butler, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2023

Nicholson Pavilion’s rope cutting ceremony officially marked the end of renovations for the building, as well as a new era for CWU sports. Since the renovations started in March 2021, many new additions...

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Trash cans inside Central Market Place

CWU hopes to get Gold STARS in sustainability by 2025

Coal Butler, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2023

CWU is currently silver on the Sustainability Tracking Assessment Reporting System, or STARS for short. Jeff Bousson, CWU’s sustainability officer, and the sustainability council hopes to get up...

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Map of Israel Courtest of University of Texas at Austin

Palestine and Israel conflict: What’s happening now

Megan Rogers, News Editor
October 19, 2023

Conflict has continued to escalate between Palestine and Israel since Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7. Anne Cubilie, professor in the English department who used to work at the United Nations in humanitarian...

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Provost Michelle DenBeste
Photo courtesy Michelle DenBeste

Provost Michelle DenBeste stepping down from position

Morgana Carroll and Megan Rogers
October 12, 2023

Provost Michelle DenBeste has announced she has stepped down from her position as provost.  On Friday, Oct. 13 Wohlpart sent an email to the university officially announcing DenBeste’s decision to...

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