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Message to Campus
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 9:27 am

Dear Western Community,

As you undoubtedly know, this weekend in a neighborhood supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., an 18-year-old gunman shot 13 people, killing 10 of them. Eleven of his victims were Black.  The gunman responsible for this latest mass shooting in America spent months meticulously planning his attack and posted a racist…

Read more about Standing Together Against Anti-Black Racism and Hate

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:47 am

Good morning, and welcome to the new school year.  I am grateful that we are back on campus after working remotely for the past year-and-a-half. Thank you being here today, both those of you here in person and those who are tuning in virtually. 

I’d like to start by acknowledging that we gather today on the ancestral homelands of the…

Read more about Western Washington University Faculty & Staff Convocation Address

Message to Campus
Thu, 08/19/2021 - 10:06 am

Dear WWU Employees,  

In response to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus and to protect the health of the community, Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday reinstated a statewide mask requirement and ordered all public and private school employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment. …

Read more about Governor Inslee Reinstates Statewide Mask Requirement and Expands Vaccine Mandate 

Message to Campus
Tue, 08/17/2021 - 9:26 am

Dear WWU Community,

I would prefer not to be sending you more messages on COVID-19, but our actions are being continually informed by the recent increases in COVID-19 cases due to the highly contagious Delta variant. 

As you may know, Gov. Inslee’s new vaccine mandate for state employees and healthcare workers was announced…

Read more about Vaccine Exemption Changes

Message to Campus
Thu, 07/29/2021 - 4:40 pm

Dear WWU Faculty & Staff,

As more employees make their way back to campus offices and as we prepare for a full campus this fall, I want to encourage you to read the summary of updated community health guidance on Western’s coronavirus information site.

As you likely know, many parts of the country including Washington state…

Read more about Updated COVID Safety Guidelines for Fall