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December 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

CWU leaving 57 positions unfilled to close budget gap

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University says it’s closing a $6.5 million budget gap this year by not filling 57 positions. The university in Ellensburg says 41 positions are already vacant due to a hiring freeze. And, it will not replace people who are retiring. CWU is asking the Legislature for more funding or to allow…

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July 8, 2014 at 10:59 AM

CWU aviation professor survives deadly midair crash in Idaho

The Associated Press CASCADE, Idaho  — The surviving pilot of a deadly midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho is an aviation professor at Central Washington University. Authorities say 52-year-old Amy Hoover of Ellensburg landed her plane in a grassy area after the Monday morning collision about 30 miles east of Cascade. The other…

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October 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM

UW’s freshman class largest ever; WWU, EWU also break records

The University of Washington has started the academic year with the largest freshman class in its history with 6,255 students, 67 percent of whom are from Washington. The UW had a record number of applicants for the year — more than 30,000 — and as a result, the admission rate declined from 59 percent in 2012…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College

July 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Man fatally stabbed at CWU was not student or employee

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University says the man who apparently was stabbed to death in a campus parking lot was not a student or employee. The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/12HmHIr ) the 23-year-old Ellensburg man was found wounded late Saturday night and died Sunday in a hospital. Campus police are leading the investigation with help…

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April 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Auditor questions tuition waiver documentation

About  $70 million in college tuition waivers issued in 2011 by state college and universities were not properly documented, according to a new report by the state auditor’s office. But two of the state’s universities with the largest number of improperly documented waivers downplayed the findings, saying the report exaggerates the issue. The audit was prompted…

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September 28, 2012 at 2:57 PM

CWU labor agreement ties wage increases to student performance

Central Washington University has approved a labor agreement with 325 of its classified employees that links future wages to student performance. The agreement, which must be approved by the Legislature, covers employees who are members of the Washington Federation of State Employees and Public School Employees of Washington, and includes administrative and clerical staff, as well…

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May 30, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Airline goof … Apple CEO … Eastern Washington gangs

Weather:  We said yesterday the temperature would stay in the mid-60s this week, and we’re stickin’ to it. Unfortunately, those temperatures could come with light rain for the next SIX days. Friday could reach 67 degrees, and that’s cool. Let’s hope the sun peeks through as it did a bit yesterday, despite what the…

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May 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Former Central Washington University professor on cold, unforgiving Mount Everest

A former Central Washington University professor is among some 200 climbers now attempting to climb the world’s highest peak, but the weather, especially high and incredibly cold winds, have trapped or stopped many climbers in their push to the top. That many climbers on 29,035 foot high Mount Everest is apparently causing traffic jams and…

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October 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

CWU students protest president's incentive pay

A group of students at Central Washington University protested this afternoon over the Board of Trustees’ decision to give President Jim Gaudino a $500,000 retention incentive. About 100 students, along with faculty and community members, joined the protest. They occupied the school’s Barge Hall for about 30 minutes before they were invited into Gaudino’s office for a question-and-answer…

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