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Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a public university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is close to the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades, both of which feature great opportunities for students to indulge in sailing,…

Gov. Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, May 15, in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Governor's Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the…

The annual arrival of spring is always much looked forward to at Western Washington University.

Find out why in this short video from campus videographer Rhys Logan.

Ibsen Nelsen's passion for the Northwest was obvious in his life and his work.
The late architect was involved in the creation or preservation of key Seattle landmarks, and he played a pivotal role in shaping urban design in the city.
His work can be seen around Western…

Western Washington University president Bruce Shepard sent the following message via email to the campus community on Tuesday, April 12, regarding some recent events on campus:

Dear Western Community, 

During this past year we at Western have redoubled our efforts to…

Pursuant to the presidential proclamation issued on March 7, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Flags should remain at half-…

PERHAPS IT IS the location. Up in the “Fourth Corner” of a state that itself occupies two national margins, news from Whatcom County needs to rank fairly high on the shock meter to attract attention. Accordingly, headlines emanating from Bellingham and its typically even-quieter mainstay,…

It encompasses 212 acres, with more parking spaces than downtown Bellingham. Its 15,000 students, nearly 1,200 permanent staff members and more than 900 part- or full-time faculty members, together, are a mass of humanity nearly equal in number to the population of Lynden and Blaine combined.…

With the first few crocuses already adding dots of yellow and purple to dormant winter flower beds, the leaden clouds of winter begin to lift a bit too, and evening sunsets draw us outdoors to dozens of westward vantage points.

Western Washington University's commitment to building welcoming and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, faculty, staff and visitors includes a commitment to supporting members of our community who are transgender or gender non-conforming.  In our society,…

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