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Message to Campus
Tue, 05/14/2024 - 9:23 am

Dear Western community, 

As you may be aware, a student encampment, similar to those which have emerged at universities across the country, has been established on Old Main lawn on WWU’s Bellingham campus. I first want to acknowledge the significance of the issues driving the encampment. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza demands urgent…

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Speech
Thu, 04/11/2024 - 4:00 pm

Uzma and I want to thank you all for being here on this very special occasion. We have many special guests with us today, whose support and advocacy have made this project possible. I would particularly like to thank U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen for securing federal funding for the project, as well as several state legislators for securing…

Read more about House of Healing Longhouse Blessing and Ground-Turning Ceremony

Message to Campus
Thu, 03/14/2024 - 8:44 am

Last week marked the end of the supplemental legislative session in Olympia, and, though it was a “short,” 60-day session, state lawmakers passed several bills into law, including some with impact to WWU and the students we serve.

Here’s a quick summary of new investments for Western coming out of the 2024 session:

$445,000 per…

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Message to Campus
Fri, 02/02/2024 - 3:02 pm

Dear WWU Community, 

February is Black History Month, an important time to honor the remarkable achievements and contributions of Black people in our communities and around the world. It is also a time to recognize the significant role Black communities continue to play in advancing the struggle for racial justice and equality.

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Message to Campus
Fri, 01/12/2024 - 3:00 pm

Dear WWU Faculty and Staff,

Happy New Year! I hope you all found time to relax, recharge, and spend time with loved ones over the past few weeks. I write to convey my very best wishes and sincere thanks to all of you as we shift our momentum into the next calendar year. The past 12 months have been marked by noteworthy…

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