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Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:28am

Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to share with you the launch of the Structural Equity and Bias Response Team, or SEBRT for short. This is the culmination of much research and work by the University’s Council on Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:06am

Western Washington University and its Huxley College of the Environment have acknowledged that the environmental conservation movement must diversify to become more inclusive and effective. Support for diversity is critical to broadening the impact of our Huxley students.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:50am

Craig Lawrence Mayberry, July 9, 1966 – August 30, 2020

Craig was born July 9, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up he enjoyed playing basketball, soccer and especially golf. He was on the Idaho Falls golf team while attending high school. After graduation, he attended Brigham Young University. The following year, Craig served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints in Leeds, England.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 4:44pm

Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will look at the impact of the Franco dictatorship on Spain during a free online film screening and panel discussion this October.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:14pm

As part of Washington State’s Safe Start Plan for Higher Education, Western is expected to screen all persons who enter our physical locations for COVID-19 symptoms and to follow health and safety requirements to prevent disease spread.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:28am

University has Numerous COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions in Place

Western Washington University students will move into residence halls at Western’s Bellingham main campus over five days, from Thursday, Sept. 17 through to Monday, Sept. 21.

The first day of fall quarter classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 23. During both the move-in to residence halls and the start of classes, numerous COVID-19 health and safety precautions will be in place.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:23am

Attention Western Faculty & Staff, 

Registration is now OPEN for Fall Wellness Classes! Classes will be offered LIVE online through Microsoft Teams starting Monday, September 21st through Friday, December 11th. Classes are offered LIVE during the 7-8am hour, Noon-1pm hour, and are accessible at any time with our Teams recording feature.

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:22am

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:

  • Matt Hardy
  • Benjamin Heezen
  • Sarah Neugebauer
  • Alena Washburn


Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:23pm

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


Trustees Approve 2021-23 Biennial Operating Budget Request

Western’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved a 2021-2023 biennial operating budget request of $165,401,914 in state funds and net tuition revenue, in support of university academic, administrative and departmental operations.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 9:12am

chart of student fee reductionsWestern’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved an 11.4 percent reduction of mandatory student fee rates for fall quarter 2020. Taken together, the reductions amount to a decrease of $68.71 per full-time student over fees previously set for fall quarter.