Proposal to consolidate dean positions met with criticism from faculty, former deans

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

February 3, 2018


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Editor’s Note: In an email sent to President James Gaudino on Feb. 1, Provost Katherine Frank rescinded her proposal to consolidate the dean of library and graduate studies based on feedback from stakeholders and the faculty senate. Frank, in the same email, also expressed her gratitude towards th...

Students march for Dream Act post-government shutdown

Students march for Dream Act post-government shutdown

Xander Fu, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


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A vocal group of about 20 students organized by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) marched in support of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients at 3 p.m. on Feb. 1,. The protest, in near entirety, was documente...

“Crypto Crazy”- digital mining catches wind in the ‘Burg

“Crypto Crazy”- digital mining catches wind in the ‘Burg

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

January 25, 2018


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The amount of people mining for cryptocurrency has drastically risen within the last year, and with the most expensive part of crypto-mining being the electric bill, some think it is likely that people are taking advantage of the free electricity CWU offers. Cryptocurrency, or encrypted digital currenc...

CWU alumna nationally recognized for progress with STEAM classes

CWU alumna nationally recognized for progress with STEAM classes

Isabelle Hautefeuille, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


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CWU Alumna Camille Jones was awarded Washington state’s Teacher of the Year in early September. Jones is the fifth CWU alumni to receive this honor since 2005, according to a press release from the Department of Education. Born in Quincy, Washington to a family of onion farmers, Jones didn’t ori...

A force for good

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 25, 2018


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The Faculty Senate has begun talks on drafting a new sexual harassment task force brought up by the executive committee. This committee would combat instances of sexual harassment or misconduct where faculty use their authoritative power over students. Kenneth Smith, department chair of the accou...

Rattlesnake Ridge crack threatens Union Gap residents and highway

Rattlesnake Ridge crack threatens Union Gap residents and highway

Miles King, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


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Large cracks have developed in the Rattlesnake Hills near Union Gap also known as Rattlesnake Ridge, just south of Yakima, Washington, not to be confused with Rattlesnake Ledge or Ridge in North Bend, Washington. New cracks that were first noticed in October have increased in width and depth over the las...

CWU Orchestra to play at JFK Center in Washington D.C.

CWU Orchestra to play at JFK Center in Washington D.C.

Isabelle Hautefeuille, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


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For the first time, the CWU Symphony Orchestra will perform farther than Portland, Oregon. They have been invited to play at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the Capital Orchestra Festival on Feb. 19. With 70 musicians, the CWU Symphony Orchestra will be the only university orch...

Community unites for ninth annual MLK March

Community unites for ninth annual MLK March

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Unfavorable weather and fresh snow didn’t stop protesters from gathering in the SURC Pit on Jan. 11 to attend the ninth annual MLK Peace March. At 3:30 p.m., roughly 30 students and community members collected around Director of Student Involvement, Andre Dickerson. “We won’t let the weather deter us,” D...

Administration starts study to better serve Latinx students

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 18, 2018


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The CWU administration launched a new committee this month that will review how the university is currently serving Latinx students and to examine the possibility of properly serving a student body that is over 25 percent Hispanic. The committee, lead by Associate Provost Gail Mackin and four ot...

The Golden State goes green on rec pot

The Golden State goes green on rec pot

Observer Staff

January 18, 2018


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**A previous headline for this story, both online and in print, identified California as the Sunshine State. It has since been changed. California became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana as of Jan. 1. This is a milestone for advocates who have been fighting for recreational legis...

Sessions up in smoke

Sessions up in smoke

Miles King, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2018


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When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was appointed by the Trump administration, he made it clear he would fight against the legalization of marijuana on state levels. The morning of Jan. 4, Sessions delivered a memo to all U.S. attorneys effectively changing federal enforcement policy. What does the Sessio...

Espresso your thoughts with ASCWU

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 11, 2018


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The ASCWU Elections Commission and Officers will host an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit for students looking to run for office in spring. This café-style chat is the first of its kind, according to ASCWU Director of Public Relations Thao Luu, and has been organize...

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