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Message to Campus
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 11:35 am

Dear WWU Community,

Like many of you, I have been reflecting on living through a pandemic year.  I returned from a short trip to Pakistan on February 28, 2020, with Uzma following a couple of weeks later, just days before international travel was suspended.  While there was talk about coronavirus even before I left on the trip in mid-…

Read more about Reflections on the COVID 19 One Year Anniversary and International Women's Day

Message to Campus
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:56 am

Dear WWU Community,

A couple of weeks back, Provost Carbajal and I shared with you some reflections on our Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) work, including an update on several facets of our collective work in advancing DEI at Western.

In our update, we acknowledged the considerable energy and thinking going into a more…

Read more about Establishing the Office of Equity at Western

Message to Campus
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:43 pm

Dear Western Community,  

Recently, we have been in several conversations within our university community and beyond on the priorities for higher education as we emerge from the health pandemic.  Western is not unique in being under pressure from pandemic-related enrollment declines, loss of critical auxiliary revenue, reduction in…

Read more about Reflections on Our DEI Work

Message to Campus
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:42 am

Dear Western Community,

As we look ahead to the days getting longer and brighter, I am also eagerly looking forward to bringing our Western community back together.  The introduction of vaccines and a continued focus on prevention measures in our state and across the country gives us reason to believe that conditions will begin to…

Read more about Plans for Returning to Campus this Fall

Blog Post
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 9:49 am

 

From the start of the state legislative session in January, we have been advancing Western’s legislative priorities, as always, through coordinated efforts involving our Government Relations team, the Associated Students (see more about ASWWU Lobby Day 2021 here), and faculty legislative representatives.  Also deeply engaged are…

Read more about Washington's Trustees and Regents Speak Out for Investment in Higher Ed