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"In recent years, some colleges have eliminated their football teams or drastically reduced their athletics programs, in response to fiscal crises. But are sports teams really a drain on academic budgets?

Among the institutions that have announced plans to…

"Western Washington University's plans for waterfront facilities remain in the conceptual stage.

That was the message Tuesday, May 4, from President Bruce Shepard and Vice President Steve Swan, at a meeting of Western Crossing, a joint panel of university and Port of Bellingham…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has posted a new blog entry in which he discusses the status of the 100 Conversations effort. The blog post is available online at https://president.wwu.edu/.

In his post, Shepard lays out the history behind the 100 Conversations…

"Eileen V. Coughlin, Cheryl Crazy Bull and Peggy Nelson have been elected to the United Way of Whatcom County Board of Directors.

Coughlin has been the vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support Services at Western Washington University since 1994."

"In its recent session, legislators reduced funding to higher education by $73 million. Western Washington University, one of Bellingham’s top employers, took a base budget hit of $3 million in recurring cuts and $1.2 million in one-time cuts."

"On Monday, Mark Emmert stood up the governor.

On Tuesday, she got an urgent phone call: "It was, 'He has 15 minutes and he must talk to you before he boards an airplane.' I thought, 'Oh my gosh, he's leaving,' " said Gov.…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent the following notice to the WWU community on Thursday, Jan. 28, regarding the budget situation:

Colleagues:

I know these are very stressful times for us all as Washington…

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