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Published Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 8:53am

While so many of us have been working from different locations for over a year now, it’s important we try to stay connected despite being apart. Western is collecting photos, short video clips, and stories from critical onsite workers who have been keeping everything going on campus during the pandemic so that we can recognize their dedication and learn more about what their working lives have looked over the past year. 

Published Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:07pm

WWU Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Babafemi Akinrinade recently sat down with Western Today to talk about his new book, “Atrocity Crimes, Atrocity Laws and Justice in Africa.”

Published Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 9:32am

Western Washington University Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Max Gleiberman will document the student experience and life on campus this winter in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images.

Published Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:34am

The western bumblebee, an endangered native bee species thought to be locally extinct, has been rediscovered on Western’s campus by Environmental Science student (now alumna) Audrey Mechtenberg.

Published Friday, March 19, 2021 - 10:39am

Queer Con 2021 is an international LGBTQIA2S+ student-run convention created to celebrate queer creators, as well as queer and intersectional representation in comics, arts, society, and media. 

Published Friday, March 19, 2021 - 9:51am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University.

Published Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:18am

Alma Clark Glass Hall, the new residence on the Ridge, is now almost completely closed in, with a few more windows being installed and roof work and trim almost complete. Painting is occurring in the south wing and is moving north through the building as walls are finished. Heating and ventilating, electrical, plumbing, security and communication work is ongoing. Exterior siding is proceeding around the building.  

Published Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:46am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University.

Published Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:49am

When record cold temperatures slammed through Texas in mid-February, soaring electrical needs pushed through the state's grid, and catastrophe followed. Texas' electrical infrastructure was ill-prepared for such demand, and the state's unregulated system collapsed, leaving almost 5 million homes without power in the face of bitter cold. How could Texas' utilities have been so poorly prepared, and how could such a collapse occur?

Published Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:13am

United Way of Whatcom County is partnering with Western Washington University's Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) to conduct a local child care demand study that will inform a community-wide effort to increase access to affordable high-quality childcare and early learning options in our community.

The assessment work is part of a collaborative effort to address the burgeoning child care crisis in Whatcom County.

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