The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program will be getting its own major starting fall quarter 2018.
At the entrance of the computer science department, a table is set up in memory of James Lee Johnson, known to his colleagues as Jim, a professor who died unexpectedly in his Bellingham home on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
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Photo courtesy of Ana Ramirez.
“We thank the OSA for bringing this cultural misappropriation to the attention of the Athletics Department and to the university as a whole. We take our commitment to diversity, authentic inclusion and social justice seriously, yet we acknowledge that we still have much to learn and improve upon as we strive to bring multiple cultures together in a respectful and harmonious campus climate," he said. "This is important work that requires the involvement of all members of the Western community, including our students, who often lead us to our best outcomes.”