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Report: Changes needed at Eastern

Cuts and elimination of programs part of months-long study


Last updated 12/14/2023 at 6:48pm

CHENEY – In their Dec. 8 meeting, the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees were presented with the results of a report on potential across-the-board cuts following drastic declines in enrollment.

Since reaching a high of over 13,000 students in 2015, enrollment has spiraled down to 8,200 in fall of 2022 which are the latest numbers available.

One of the most notable results of the study was the Eastern’s football team’s status on campus as compared to other programs.

The sport landed in the “transform” category — one of the lower tier rankings — and needs to “imp...

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