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Barge Hall damage now estimated at $1 million

Barge Hall damage now estimated at $1 million

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

The damage caused by a broken pipe in Barge Hall is now estimated to cost over $1 million dollars in repairs. This number is twice as much as early estimates of the damage. After the flooding, university...

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Geoffrey Odoch Feature

Geoffrey Odoch Feature

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
April 14, 2021

Accessibility, equity and accountability:, that is the platform Executive Vice President candidate Geoffrey Odoch is running on. “Accessibility to clubs, accessibility to organizations, and maybe...

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Multiple Ellensburg buildings could receive funding from The National Register of Historic Places.

Ellensburg locations qualify for Third Places Fund

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

Ellensburg is home to 11 historic places on The National Register of Historic Places which could potentially receive grant money. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP) held a virtual...

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Kittitas County announces vaccine eligibility expansion

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) shared updated information on who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Kasey Knutson, a Public Information officer for KCPHD, said Kittitas County...

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Services and Activities Committee Close to Finalizing Budget Decisions; Music Students and Faculty Left Biting Their Nails

Services and Activities Committee Close to Finalizing Budget Decisions; Music Students and Faculty Left Biting Their Nails

Samuel Harris, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

Music students and faculty members worry for spring quarter following the recently proposed budget cuts by the Services and Activities (S&A) Committee. For eight years, the S&A committee has...

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CWU announces on campus vaccine clinic

CWU announces on campus vaccine clinic

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 9, 2021

CWU has announced a vaccine clinic on April 13 for 14 university departments, as well as for those who are otherwise eligible. Presented by CWU Student Health Services and Kittitas Valley Healthcare,...

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ASCWU frustrated by lack of additional learning materials

ASCWU frustrated by lack of additional learning materials

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 7, 2021

ASCWU currently has a list of faculty who students have said are not providing enough learning materials in their classes. This comes after a year of complaints from students that faculty members have...

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President James Gaudino recognized by the Washington State legislature

President James Gaudino recognized by the Washington State legislature

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
April 7, 2021

Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature recently adopted identical resolutions honoring President James Gaudino for his service throughout his tenure. Senators Judy Warnick, Jeff Holy, Jim...

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Students, CWU to split $24 million in stimulus money

Students, CWU to split $24 million in stimulus money

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 7, 2021

Students are set to receive $12 million of aid through the university as part of the third COVID-19 relief package that was passed last month. The legislation, which is officially known as the American...

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The Wildcat Neighborhood Farm, located on the northeast side of campus, requested to carry over up to $24,000 in funds to expand its services

The Services and Activities Committee holds first spring meeting, hears new business on funding

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
April 7, 2021

The Services and Activities Committee (S&A) held its first meeting of spring quarter on March 31 and discussions regarding funding for the Wellness Center, the music department and the Wildcat Neighborhood...

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Several academic programs face reduced funding from S&A committee

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2021

The four CWU student media outlets – The Observer, Central News Watch, PULSE and Wildcat films – are among the programs the Services and Activities Committee (S&A) are considering either reducing...

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