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Central creates Destination 2025 for new students

Madalyn Banouvong, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

Destination 2025’s plan’s main goals for the next five years include supporting new student recruitment, diversity and inclusion, retention, persistence and degree completion. Since diversity and inclusion...

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Students can now mobile order food from dining services to help comply with health and safety guidelines.

Dining services named “Innovator of the Month”

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused a drastic change in the way we all go about our daily lives, it became apparent to Director of Dining Services Dean Masuccio that there would have to be changes to the...

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Ellensburg and CWU police departments to receive funding for body cameras

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021

Residents of Ellensburg will soon see CWU and city police officers wearing new body cameras due to monetary requests being approved at the beginning of this month by Ellensburg City Council. According...

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs new Healthy-Roadmap to Recovery plan

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

A week before COVID-19 restrictions were set to be lifted, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 phased recovery plan on Jan. 5 with hopes of reducing rising COVID-19 case numbers throughout the counties....

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On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

CWU students are required to get tested for COVID-19 if they live, work or have class on campus. If students are not tested, they will not be allowed access to campus. Testing was done in groups based...

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Winter Quarter Parking

Winter Quarter Parking

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

Parking lots on campus are less than full this year. The empty space leaves some wondering why paying for a pass to park on campus is necessary.  Assistant Chief of Police Eric Twaites said the upkeep...

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President A. James Wohlpart

President-designate lays out future of CWU

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2021

While he isn’t scheduled to assume the office for up to six months, CWU’s president-designate has already begun mapping out his early tenure at CWU. CWU announced A. James Wohlpart as its next president...

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A. James Wohlpart

CWU announces 15th president

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
January 14, 2021

The Board of Trustees (BOT) announced today that A. James Wohlpart will be the 15th president in CWU’s history. It is not known when Wohlpart will officially take over for James L. Gaudino. Wohlpart...

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Local legislators prepared for an unconventional session

Local legislators prepared for an unconventional session

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2021

The Washington State Legislature convened yesterday, and representatives from the 13th district are ready for a session which will look very different from previous years. While state representatives...

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Then next president of the university will be introduced on Jan. 14, though it is unknown when the will takeover for outgoing President James L. Gaudino

Next president to be introduced, meet campus groups next week

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
January 8, 2021

CWU will name President James L. Gaudino’s successor next week, though the identity of the next president is still publicly unknown. The Board of Trustees (BOT) will convene for an executive session...

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White nationalist materials found on campus, in town

White nationalist materials found on campus, in town

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
December 23, 2020

Stickers from Patriot Front, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) calls a “racist, anti-Semitic white supremacist group,” were found on campus and in Ellensburg this week. The stickers featured...

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Board of Trustees to offer presidency to unknown candidate

Board of Trustees to offer presidency to unknown candidate

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2020

The Board of Trustees (BOT) voted Friday morning to offer the presidency to a candidate who has not been publicly identified. In a unanimous decision during a special meeting on Dec. 18, the trustees...

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