General Stories

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:37pm

Western Washington University’s original production of “#HereToo – WWU,” a company-created play drawn largely from interviews with young activists confronting the gun violence epidemic in America, has won three awards from the Kennedy Center.  

The awards received were the Citizen Artist Award, Distinguished Company-Generated or Devised Work, and Outstanding Lead Devisers of a Company-Generated Work.  

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 4:49pm

The Summer Noon Concert Series is still on, starting NEXT WEEK! This year, we will broadcasting live from the Facebook page. Each band will be live streaming from their homes or will have a pre-recorded session that will be broadcast just for us on that page.

If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can also view the concert on the Associated Students website!

What: Summer Noon Concert Series

Published Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:43pm

A book titled "Reporting on Race in a Digital Era” by Carolyn Nielsen, Western Washington University professor of Journalism, has been published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Published Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:00pm

Western’s Board of Trustees approved a historic resolution affirming that Black lives matter at its June 12 meeting following an impassioned discussion in which board members, administrative and student leaders shared their own personal stories of frustration, sadness, anger and impatience with the nation’s and the university’s response to systemic anti-Black racism.

Published Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:17pm

Western Washington University invites the community to join the virtual celebration of spring and winter graduates on Saturday, June 13, in two online ceremonies featuring video clips from family and faculty, an interactive social media stream, and searchable, personalized slides for graduates.  

Published Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:05pm

What can we do?  A question I have been asking myself following the recent tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others in the Black Community.  First, let me express my personal outrage and that I stand in solidarity against injustice, racism, and discrimination.  While I can never put myself in the shoes of the Black community, nor truly understand your anguish, I acknowledge the pain, anxiety, and stress you are feeling, and I stand and support you.    

Published Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:56am

WWU President Sabah Randhawa has issued a video titled "A Statement of Solidarity and Action" as a message of support for Western's Black students, faculty and staff in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the protests against racial and social injustice which have swept the country. Watch the video on YouTube.

Published Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 9:23am

Western’s transition to online coursework and instruction for spring quarter was not an easy task; in lieu of in-person education, courses have had to adjust their class structure to overcome the challenges the pandemic has posed. Those challenges have uniquely affected lab courses in the biology and chemistry departments.

Dan van Hees, an instructor in Western’s Biology Department, is currently teaching BIO 101 and BIO 326, an ecology lab. Both of these courses have lab components that normally require students to meet in person in order to run experiments and collect data.

Published Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:17am

With the closure of Western’s campus came a myriad of challenges and problems for the campus community.  

One major issue that affects nearly one-fourth of Western students is food insecurity, according to the 2017 WELS Second Year Survey results. A pop-up food pantry, created in collaboration with the Office of Student Life, Student Representation and Governance, Dining Services, and the Outback Farm, has been created to provide meal kits for students experiencing food insecurity. 

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:15pm

Bellingham residents were given a rare treat on Tuesday when Transient orca pod T46B spent most of the day in Bellingham Bay, much to the delight of hundreds of onlookers from shore and a few lucky kayakers.