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Citing Washington’s rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, President Sabah Randhawa announced Thursday morning that Western Washington University will be postponing a Q&A forum on fall reopening until further notice.
For the second time, a cryptic manuscript with strange symbols, drawings and swastikas was dropped off at Viking Union
Editor’s note and content warning: This story includes discussion and opt-in access to images that include swastikas. The Western Front uses “antisemitic” instead of “anti-Semitic” in accordance with the findings of Western’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Antisemitism. The task force was made up of students, faculty, staff and administrators, and the report can be found here.
Health officials have traced a recent surge in COVID-19 cases among Western students to parties and other large social gatherings, according to a Western Alert sent on Monday, March 22.
This is the last in a four-part investigative series about the forced resignation of an LGBTQ+ student and the role of religious institutions on Western’s campus. Parts one, two, three can be found here.
Behind the systems: For LGBTQ+ employees at religious organizations, a murky legal landscape on campus and in the courts
This is the third article in a four-part investigative series about the forced resignation of a LGBTQ+ student and the role of religious institutions on Western’s campus. Parts one, two and four can be found here.
Behind the systems: Former members frustrated over student’s resignation, double standards for dealing with sexual activity
This is the second part in a four-part investigative series about the forced resignation of an LGBTQ+ student and the role of religious institutions on Western’s campus. Parts one, three and four can be found here.
Behind the systems: WWU Newman Center forced resignation of student employee after learning of same-sex partner
This is the first in a four-part investigative series about the forced resignation of an LGBTQ+ student and the role of religious institutions on Western’s campus. Parts two, three and four will be published over the following days.
Three winners have been announced in the Amazon Catalyst Competition, a contest sponsored by Amazon that invited students and faculty to submit ideas for fighting food insecurity on campus.
A possible decrease in enrollment and funding caused by COVID-19 has disrupted the faculty review and contract allocation process, and prompted Western to temporarily suspend hiring of new full-time staff.
This article was amended on April 1, 2020, to reflect a change of language. Washington’s Employment Security Department (along with several of our Facebook followers) makes a distinction between employees who have been laid off (and who will not be replaced) and employees who have been fired (and will be replaced). This article will be updated as more information comes in.
President Sabah Randhawa announced that classes at Western will be conducted online for the entirety of spring quarter in an email sent to faculty and staff on Thursday afternoon.
The Whatcom County Health Department announced on Monday that it will no longer report locations that have been exposed to people who tested positive for COVID-19.
This article was amended on April 7, 2020, to remove the name of a source who was subjected to online harassment after the story was published. The Western Front condemns all forms of harassment, and strives to minimize harm in our reporting.
Paul Danforth, a former Western student, was reportedly forced to resign from his job at Kennedy Catholic High School because of his same-sex relationship.
The state is moving to dismiss charges against four runners from Western’s track team, who were charged with public indecency for running naked on campus in January.
A Western student found the body of a man in his mid-20s outside the fence of The Outback Farm, according to university spokesman Paul Cocke, Police Chief Darren Rasmussen and a Western Alert message sent out just before 4 p.m. The incident was reported to University Police at 1:58 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
Over the past seven months, Counseling, Health and Wellness services at Western have undergone a number of changes, which aim to improve accessibility and address student concerns.
Judges are preparing to announce a winner in the Amazon Catalyst Competition, which invited students and faculty to submit ideas for ending food insecurity on campus.