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Screenshots of the Viking View web cam of Red Square from Western's website. // GIF created by Erasmus Baxter By Erasmus Baxter After a man was...

Western expels second student for sexual misconduct in five years, but too late

Content warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault. By Haley Ausbun, Asia Fields and Rebekah Way On June 12, Nickolas (Nick) Tadashi Vitalis was sanctioned...

My experience with public records contradicts Western’s narrative

Guest column by Erasmus Baxter As a student journalist responsible for a number of public records requests, I want to respond to some of the...

Suspended for Sexual Assault, Readmitted One Year Later

By Erasmus Baxter and Asia Fields CW: Sexual assault In 2015, after Western suspended the student it found had sexually assaulted her, Tia Petrini felt a...

The Story That Led To This One

By Erasmus Baxter and Asia Fields In spring 2017, The Western Front reported that Connor Patrick Griesemer was readmitted to Western after being convicted of,...

Western Withholds Names of Students Found to Have Committed Sexual Assault

By Erasmus Baxter and Asia Fields Western has refused to release the names of students suspended for sexual assault, making it almost impossible to know...

How We Reported This Story

By Erasmus Baxter and Asia Fields The Western Front first reported on issues with Western’s handling of sexual assault cases in fall 2016. As part...

AS Board changes ROP name, discusses AS Review proposals

By Kayna Dean The Associated Students Board met on Wednesday, March 14 to take action on the name change for the Associated Students’ Resource and...

Campus responds to Griesemer readmission

Content warning: This story contains references to sexual assault. Written by: Laura Place Following news about Western’s readmission of a male student who had been convicted...

Proud Boys recruiting in B’ham, experts and community concerned

By Eythan Frost, Erasmus Baxter and Asia Fields   The appearance of recruitment fliers in downtown Bellingham for the Proud Boys, a group involved in recent violent protests,...
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