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EWU's Hank Steiner retires after 61 years teaching


Last updated 6/13/2019 at 1:59pm

A beloved Eastern Washington University English professor is officially retiring after 61 years of university teaching.

Henry-York “Hank” Steiner, 87, has been teaching at EWU for 50 years and helped create several programs such as American Indian Studies, Africana Studies, Chicano Education, University Honors and Environmental Science. He also taught in special courses like Eastern religion, JRR Tolkien and classical poetics and rhetoric. Now, Steiner feels that it’s just time to move on, saying that it’s big change as he heads to retirement.

“I’ve been going to class for 80 ye...

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