First new dorm at EWU in 42 years

CHENEY — The first new dormitory in 42 years at Eastern Washington University campus was dedicated Tuesday at the Cheney campus.

The five-story building has room for 354 students. Features include washers and dryers on each floor that text residents when their clothes are done.

The Spokesman-Review reported that the name — Snyamncut — is a Salish word in honor of the Spokane tribe meaning “place of gathering.”

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