News: Federal grant sends two professors to the Antarctic

News: Federal grant sends two professors to the Antarctic

November 16, 2013


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                  BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter This year the National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Audrey Huerta, assistant professor in the geology department, and Paul Winberry, research s...

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 15, 2013


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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 went to the hospital that night and, on the advice of her friend, went to the Wellness Center on ca...

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 12, 2013


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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 about her time spent collecting testimonies as a consultant for the United Nations in Badakhshan, Af...

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 12, 2013


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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 it alone. The Affordable Care Act will use the national poverty level to determine which tier of...

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 7, 2013


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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 where businesses are allowed to be located. The City Council voted unanimously to delay accepting applic...

News: Central’s 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 5, 2013


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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 to 64 in 2011 and 62 in 2010, according to the Central’s annual Security and Fire Safety Report. ...

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

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

November 4, 2013


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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 week prior, BOD Vice President for Student Life and Facilities Scott Kazmi requested a total amount ...

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

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

October 31, 2013


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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 has accumulated over the years into a fund that has nearly doubled in size since 2007 and is no...

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


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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, 32 colleges and universities have converted or are in the process of converting to the semester-based cal...

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 21, 2013


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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 Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base. The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program (E...

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

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

October 16, 2013


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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 science building, Science Phase II is that it will house both the physics department and geological...

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


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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 the United Faculty of Central ratified the collective bargaining agreement for 2013 to 2017. Th...

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