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Message to Campus
Wed, 02/08/2023 - 5:07 pm

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…

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Message to Campus
Fri, 01/27/2023 - 5:12 pm

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…

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Message to Campus
Thu, 01/19/2023 - 10:41 am

Last week, ProPublica published a report and database which included data from Western, covering the holdings of Native American ancestral remains in museums and universities across the country and the progress that they have made in repatriating their collections to their rightful Indigenous communities, under the Native American Graves…

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Message to Campus
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 1:14 pm

Dear WWU Community,

As the end of fall quarter and the holiday season rapidly approaches, managing school commitments, upholding job responsibilities, and finding time to engage in self-care and community well-being can be difficult. This has been made especially difficult recently with the…

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Wed, 09/28/2022 - 2:40 pm

Good morning!

Uzma and I welcome you to the new school year. It is a privilege to be with you to report on the state of the University. Thank you for joining us in person or tuning in virtually. 

I joined Western in fall 2016, drawn by its quality educational brand and programs and with aspirations to drive student success to…

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