Dear Western Community:
Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! I hope that you had a great holiday break, with ample opportunity to recharge and enjoy time with family and friends.
As we enter winter quarter and a new year, I’d like to share some of the priorities that are of highest importance to me, and invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions and questions on these priorities below. I hope you’ll check back often to learn about progress and share your suggestions as we move forward together in a spirit of determination to make lasting change Read more
Dear Campus Community:
Earlier this week I sent a message about the sit-in at the President’s office conducted by over 200 students on Monday to raise critical concerns of students of color and students who hold intersecting marginalized identities. In that message I mentioned that there would be a follow-up dialogue on Friday, but did not provide specifics, since those details were not yet determined.
Today, Friday December 7th, there will be a student-led Read more
Dear Western Campus Community:
Yesterday, approximately 200 students of color and other students of marginalized identities, along with their allies, conducted a sit-in for about six hours in the President’s office and the hallway of Old Main. Although I was in Seattle attending to other duties during the day, I joined them last night for about three hours of tough, but important, dialogue.
Much of what these students said about their experiences at Western was heart-breaking, especially the words of seniors who have experienced many of the same issues since they Read more