November 14, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 30

Students, faculty argue against EWU move to semesters

Board of trustees could make final decision in December on whether or not to abandon current quarter system

If Eastern Washington University’s debate about moving from quarters to semester systems were scored like a baseball game, the outcome would be obvious: Quarters 2, Semesters 1.

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Representatives from Eastern’s faculty organization and the associated students presented information against a change to the university’s board of trustees at a town hall meeting last Friday while administration officials offered results from research lobbying for the move. The administration’s report estimates the cost of the move at over $8.4 million, although it was noted other institutions had done it f...

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