"Western and higher education institutions across the country have a moral imperative to expand access to higher education, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. But we have an added responsibility that goes beyond access; we need to ensure success is attainable for all students as well. Advancing access and success for all students is one of the most courageous and concrete ways to ensure equity, inclusion, and opportunity."Sabah RandhawaWestern Washington University President
I write to provide you with a budget update, including the decisions we need to institute to ensure the University is on a sustainable budget pathway. First, some context, followed by actions we are instituting for the balance of the current academic year and the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.
Dear Western Faculty & Staff,
As we reach the halfway point of the academic year, I’d like to pause and reflect on the year so far and the work ahead of us.
Uzma and I recently traveled overseas to visit family for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic. While it was refreshing to see people and cultures…
Dear Western Community,
As the nation anticipates the release of body cam footage this evening revealing the senseless murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of law enforcement, many of us will be processing our grief and anger over the death of another young Black man. We are also in mourning for the loss of members of our Asian-American…