February 14th, 2020 | by CollegeAD

Frustrated with recent budget cuts, Eastern Washington University faculty prepared a report this month that takes a critical look at the athletics department and suggests eliminating the athletics department entirely. The report analyzed the cost of the athletics program to be around $12 million to $14 million per year, but says it has had “no positive impact on our student enrollment, retention or recruitment.” It was commissioned by the faculty senate and has been sent to the EWU administration, including President Mary Cullinan. At the end of the month, it will be presented to the EWU Board of Trustees. An EWU spokesman says between now and then, it will be “reviewing the report to assess the accuracy of the data/statistics provided.” -Wilson Criscione, Inlander. Read More.

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