General Stories

Published Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:46am

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 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:03pm

Western Washington University graduate student Hannah Hein studied the vast rolling prairies of her native Minnesota as an undergrad at St. Olaf College – and she has now shifted her research focus to a vital underwater grassland, the critically important eelgrass meadows of the Pacific Northwest, and specifically those found in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay.

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?

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