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Message to Campus
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:14 pm

 

Dear Western Community,

As we anxiously await the outcome of the 2020 election on Tuesday, I am reaching out to ask that over the next few days you take extra care of yourself and those around you, and if you haven’t already and are able to do so, please vote.

This has been a long and difficult election season for many…

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Message to Campus
Wed, 10/07/2020 - 12:21 pm

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.  I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954 students at all Western campuses who identify in some way…

Read more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Finding Commonality While Celebrating Our Differences

Speech
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 7:56 am

(A video recording of the 2020 Faculty and Staff Convocation is available here.  President Randhawa's remarks begin at 4:25.)

September 17, 2020

Good morning!  Thank you for joining me for this highly unusual Faculty and Staff Convocation, certainly the most unusual in my 30 years in higher education. I am deeply…

Read more about Navigating Beyond Pandemics - Faculty and Staff Convocation Address Fall 2020

Message to Campus
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 3:16 pm

Dear WWU Students and Families,

We hope you are all well and safe. I am writing to provide an update as you prepare for fall quarter.

You will recall that in May, Western’s Fall Academic Planning Group recommended a hybrid model of instruction with most classes offered remotely and approximately 20% of classes offered in person…

Read more about WWU Fall 2020 Update from the President

Message to Campus
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:52 pm

Dear Western Washington University Community,

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that blocks the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  We applaud this decision, especially at a time when so many DACA recipients are performing essential work on the…

Read more about Regarding the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold DACA