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He remembers them well: The slide shows of his family at home and on vacation. The photos his physician father took of his patients in orphanages in Romania, Mexico and Haiti. The Polaroids scattered around their home of the operations his father performed, full of bloody flesh and surgical…

Like all archaeologists, Bill Belcher (’84, Anthropology; ’85, M.S., Anthropology) is a kind of detective, patiently sifting the soil for clues to old mysteries. But, while other archaeologists ponder mostly ancient history, Belcher is focused on riddles that still bewilder thousands of American…

Thirty years ago, Steve McMinn (’83, Technology Education) ordered a guitar kit that changed his life.

An experienced woodworker preparing to teach woodworking to kids, McMinn planned to build this guitar then learn how to play it. But his motivation changed when he opened the box…

Ater Malath wants you to know his story.

Malath, a 35-year-old business student at Western Washington University, was born in South Sudan, which gained independence in July after a civil war that spanned more than two decades, killed 2 million, and displaced more than 4 million…

For Andrew Cull (’01, Political Science), post-graduate classes at Western proved the perfect breeding ground for his dream business – a rapidly growing company that dispatches medical services to remote corners of the globe.

But not in the way you might expect.

Growing up in the Yakima Valley town of Wapato, Victor Cruz (’81, Industrial Technology) watched his father toil in the fields as a farmworker.

Little did Cruz realize that he would also go into the agricultural business – as a barrierbreaking and award-winning winemaker…

Despite what you may have heard, there are plenty of tigers in the world – in places like Texas.

But in the wild regions of Asia, where tigers are meant to be, they are endangered. Just 3,200 survive in a region that once supported 100,000, says Eric Dinerstein (’75,…

[ Editor's note: This story is from the fall 2010 issue of Window Magazine, which will be published in print and online next month. In addition to this piece, stories from past issues currently are available on the website. ]

Award-winning Political Science Professor Todd Donovan has…

As director of economics education at Western, Pam Whalley knows new teachers graduating from WWU will need a strong knowledge of economic principles to teach those concepts to kids.

To really make the lessons stick, they may need some chocolate chip cookies, too.

“And I…

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Dave Bennink ('94) is bringing sustainable practices to the building demolition industry. Deconstruction can create thousands of jobs while saving precious resources, he says.

“Our goal is to…

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