This Fall, Western Washington University has welcomed fifteen thousand students to campus, but several courses have remained remote synchronous. Students attending Zoom classes may need to connect from campus, as they may not have an adequate space or internet connection in their residences, or because they have an in-person class right before or after their virtual one.
The Board of Trustees discussed the potential name change of Huxley College of the Environment at their meeting on Friday, Oct. 8 but decided not to make a final decision.
After four years and concerns over lack of progress, organizers look to reevaluate structure of Western’s Sustainability Action PlanBy Katie McNabb | October 15
Sustainability leaders and organizations on campus are planning to come together to reevaluate Western Washington University’s progress on the Sustainability Action Plan nearly four years after the document was created.
The start of fall quarter brought thousands of students to Western Washington University’s campus for the first time in over a year and a half, putting a new wave of commuters on Bellingham’s public transportation.
An anti-abortion demonstration in Red Square on Oct. 6 drew a large group of students who countered the demonstration with their own signs and chants. The protest, organized by Christian, anti-abortion nonprofit Tiny Heartbeat Ministries, began around 12:30 p.m. in front of the Humanities Building in Red Square. There were about a dozen anti-abortion protesters. They carried graphic signs claiming to show aborted fetuses at various stages in development and quickly drew a crowd.
On Sept. 20 and 21, new and returning students gathered on campus for the fall info fair, an event that hasn't been held in person since 2019. The info fair featured over 135 groups, clubs, departments and associations from Western.
Western's current COVID-19 compliance criteria include an agreement to wear masks in required spaces on campus, but some wonder if they are required outdoors as well.
Bond Hall was closed over the weekend after a bomb threat was posted to Discord on Friday evening. The university says the incident is not viewed as a credible threat to health and safety of campus.
This article expands on a story about Western's newly funded campus longhouse and efforts to increase Native student enrollment. Read the full story here.
Western proposed the Coast Salish style longhouse for the first time as a part of the 2021-23 budget. Accompanying the budget, Assistant Director of Capital Budget Brian Ross published a project proposal outlining the goals of the project, including increasing Native student enrollment.
As the summer of 2019 approached, fourth-year Western student Mike Oh had a decision to make: pay rent or go without groceries. With his student loans halted for the summer, Oh became strapped for cash in an increasingly costly college city.
Students and faculty of the EVERYbody Project at Western Washington University are working to deconstruct harmful beauty standards with their recently published research.
Many students likely utilized the late night shuttle service after a long night at the library when the dreaded hike to the Ridge was the only thing standing between them and their bed.
Western Washington University will offer a new certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership during the upcoming academic year.
Western Washington University’s Legacy Review Task Force has unanimously recommended that the Board of Trustees remove T.H. Huxley’s name from the College of the Environment in a report submitted to Western’s President Sabah Randhawa and the Board of Trustees on June 14.
Western’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for fall brings glimpses of hope — and worry — for studentsBy Nina Claflin | July 25
Come fall quarter, operations at Western Washington University are anticipated to be back in full swing.