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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:05am

Western Washington University's Equal Opportunity Office has changed its name to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (CRTC).

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 2:57pm

Western Washington University has completed the planning process for its Fall 2020 mix of in-person and online classes, and Phase I of Fall Registration will officially begin on Wednesday, June 17.

“This has been a process involving almost every system on campus,” said Western’s Provost, Brent Carbajal. “Understanding how the university was going to teach about 2,900 classes across more than 175 academic programs while keeping students safe was a colossal undertaking. We are all much indebted to those who guided the university through this process.”

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.

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 8:58am

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved an Art Works award of $25,000 to the Western Gallery for an exhibition of Isamu Noguchi’s skyviewing sculptures in spring 2021. More than $84 million in grants were awarded to more than 1,000 projects as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. 

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.  

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:19am

Bruce Larson has been hired for a one-year term as dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Larson will start in his new job on July 20, 2020. He follows Woodring College Dean Horacio Walker, who is retiring.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:40pm

Jack Herring has been hired as vice provost for Undergraduate Education at Western, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Herring, hired following an internal search, will start in his new role at Western on Aug. 12. He succeeds Steve VanderStaay, who will transition back to serve as a faculty member in Western’s English Department.

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:46am

From the Whatcom County Health Department regarding the county moving to Phase 2:

So What’s New in Phase 2?

Reopening is a dialing back of restrictions that gives individuals and businesses time to adjust and make sure we can all stay safe. 

Phase 2 of reopening means: 

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. 

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:51am

DigitalCrafts and Western Washington University (WWU) partnership allows students to learn real-world coding skills in a new 16-week Immersive (full-time) or a 26-week Flex (part-time) full-stack web development course. The Immersive classes will be held online every day for 16 weeks and the Flex classes will be h