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Western Washington University has a reputation as an ideal college for outdoor lovers. There are many reasons for this, ranging from neighboring Bellingham Bay to its proximity to the North Cascades. Another reason is a natural area on the edge of campus. Cared for by the school and the city, it…

Pursuant to the presidential proclamation issued on Dec. 3, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Monday, Dec. 7, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard posted his thoughts this morning on the idea of changing Western's mascot to something other than the Viking. He began:

Not that I foresee. For several reasons.

Mascots matter. Remember Benjamin…

Voters who waited until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, to cast their ballots should deliver them to drop boxes at 14 locations across Whatcom County.

Ballots dropped in the mail on Tuesday may not be postmarked in time to be counted, the county auditor said.

After many years of recruitment travel with WWU admissions officers and dozens of nights spent eavesdropping on the university’s “pitch” at college fairs, I’m so happy I was able to physically visit campus. Bellingham is charming, and still close enough to two major cities for students who need…

Reading, writing, studying, and . . . surfing? For thousands of students heading off to college this year, a campus close to the beach and water is an absolute must. While some prefer the warm climes of Southern California or Florida, others crave the dark blue waters and autumn chill of New…

Singer/songwriter Ky Burt, along with Jean Williams, kicked off the Summer Noon Concert Series with a performance on the PAC Plaza Wednesday, July 1. The 33-year-old from Colorado played a mix of original new Americana, folk blues and indie music.

Photos by Mariko Osterberg / WWU…

Western Washington University has a campus filled with art of various mediums, but often architecture is overlooked.

This gallery, from University Communications and Marketing intern Margaret Degman, focuses on the architectural details of Western's rooflines.

Washington Gov, Jay Inslee has directed that all Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of Marine Corporal Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, on Friday, June 5. Corporal Barron died on May 17 from injuries sustained while…

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