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Washington Legislative Internship recruiters Leo O’Leary and Louis Lindstrom will be visiting Western's campus on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, to talk to students about the 2023 WA Legislative Internship Program.  You can learn more about the program on the Washington State Legislature…

Following the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session which ended last month, Western Washington University walks away with more than $6 million added to its operating and capital budgets. The money will fund new programs and expand on existing ones and be…

The Washington Legislature is using one of the largest infusions of federal money in state history to invest in a wide spectrum of attempts to reduce homelessness.

Supported largely by surplus revenue, fewer debts and leftover federal funds from the American Rescue Plan, the extra money…

On Tuesday the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released quarterly projections for state revenues, showing an increase of $432 million in the state’s near general fund for the 2019-21 biennium, which begins on July 1st. According to the Forecast Council, legislation passed…

Dr. Brad Johnson, Dean of WWU’s College and Science and Engineering, and Anna Tognazzini, WWU’s Graduate and Pre-Professional Programs Advisor, presented to the committee on Western’s pre-healthcare degree pathways, which include but are not limited to: pre-medicine…

Bruce Shepard, Western Washington University’s president for the last eight years, will step down at the end of the day Thursday, June 30.

Shepard’s last day comes nearly eight years since he took the helm and just more than a year after he announced his retirement.

“I think you…

Tuition at Western Washington University will be 15 percent cheaper for most students — but slightly more expensive for others — beginning next year, the university said.

The reduction, which applies only to resident undergraduates, comes after a mandate from the state Legislature that…

Western Washington University faculty, staff and students are invited to provide feedback on the various operating budget proposals currently in play.

Comments on the "Budget Forum" website will be moderated, and responses will be quick.

For additional information…

Lawmakers this legislative session had two fundamental responsibilities: Come up with a full plan for K-12 education funding and pass a supplemental budget.

But as legislators and lobbyists filtered out of the Capitol building Thursday night — the last day of the 60-day session — there…

Citing their service to the state of Washington and public higher education, the Washington State Senate and Washington State House each has approved resolutions honoring Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and wife Cyndie Shepard.

Bruce Shepard, who is finishing his…

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