Latest Communications

Update on Western's Diversity Initiatives

Message to Campus Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:25

Dear Western Community:

Last Fall we provided an update on a number of new diversity-related initiatives at Western.  As we approach the end of our strategic planning process and begin implementation of the plan in the New Year, one thing is clearer than ever: creating and sustaining a more diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for current and future students, faculty and staff is absolutely central to advancing our mission as a university.  For, at the core of that mission lies our commitment to advancing inclusive success: not only welcoming more students from Read more

Follow up on Study Group International Partnership

Message to Campus Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:18

Dear Campus Community,

There has been much discussion recently about the University’s partnership with Study Group to increase international student enrollment at Western, especially as several working groups have recently convened in anticipation of our first international students from this partnership arriving next fall.  Questions have been asked about the operations of the partnership, the terms of the agreement, and its impact on our educational environment. However, the one issue that has made me reflect deeply has been around questions related to shared Read more

The Imperative to Change

Blog Post Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:43

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

                -Friedrich Nietzsche

As we near the end of our strategic planning process, we are beginning to see themes emerging in our collective answer to the question, “What should Western be and do in the future?” We will complete the strategic planning process by the end of fall 2017. And then, starting in January, we will begin implementing answers to the question, “How will Western Read more

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