“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.”
Western unveiled its new Sustainability Action Plan this past December, joining 60 other U.S. universities in a 20-year commitment to improve current systems of sustainability across campus.
Western representatives are beginning the months-long fight for gaining support and funding toward issues in higher education. The 2018 Washington legislative session began on Jan. 8 in Olympia and will continue on for three months.
Civil rights attorney Larry Hildes, and legal assistant Karen Weil, represented a student survivor in a case from 2015.
Ridgeway residents and campus community members are looking to increase dorm security. Students organized a safety walk in response to recent reports of lewd behavior, voyeurism and other crime on campus.
Its that time of year again, and we aren’t talking holidays. We’re talking registration and the stress of getting into classes. Will you make it into the class you need that’s only offered once a year? Are you going to be pushing graduation back?
A male student was arrested on domestic violence charges for a physical altercation that took place in a campus parking lot shortly before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 28. He was charged with fourth-degree domestic violence assault.
A GPS app for Western’s late night shuttle service is in the works, Kay McMurren, Student Transportation Program support supervisor, said. It is set to be released Jan. 7.
By Jimmy Goulding