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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 9:28am

Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of and eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).

The following employees are eligible to receive shared leave donations:

  • Anonymous
  • Teena Burdette
  • Tony Heezen


Monday, February 22, 2021 - 9:26am

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.   

Western’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, Feb. 11, discussed a range of issues, including the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic dislocation, equity gaps among students, and the need for greater collaboration, with other college leaders. 

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:44am

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 grants and research at Western Washington University.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:07pm

In an effort to answer as many of your pertinent questions as we can about the COVID vaccines, Western's Dr. David Hansen, Western's Associate Medical Director, will address common questions or misconceptions here each day. Have a question for Dr. Hansen? Email it to, and don't forget to review Western's existing vaccine FAQ on its coronavirus website, here.


How do I know the vaccine is safe?

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:15pm

Students and graduates looking jobs and internships are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Education & Health Career Fair, which will take place from 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:23am

WWU BOT 2/11/21

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:11am

The following policies are approved and effective February 4, 2020:


Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:04am

Over the last several months, the Libraries has been engaging with university stakeholders to prepare for a projected subscriptions budget shortfall in FY2022. We are working actively through governance channels to explore sustained mitigation strategies. However, without predictable and sustained financial solutions to cover next year’s deficits and beyond, we will need to plan for subscription reductions of approximately $60,000. To that end, the Libraries is asking for university-wide feedback on two lists of potential cancellations.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 9:31am

Western's Center for Canadian-American Studies is hosting a student photo contest in search of a new banner image for its home page.  Freshen up The