Communications

President Randhawa's Statement on Charlottesville

Message to Campus Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:45

Dear Western Community,

I was horrified and deeply saddened by the tragic events in Charlottesville this past weekend. Acts of racism, Nazism, white nationalism and similar ilk have no place in society.

The vile hatred on display this weekend from white nationalists is revolting and antithetical to Western`s core values of inclusion, diversity and collaboration. At Western and all universities, the power of education must show the way to genuine acceptance and understanding, a counterweight to the ugliness and violence of racism and hatred. Western is committed to building Read more

WWU President Sabah Randhawa explains...cricket

Video Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:52

Final Report and Recommendations from Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Antisemitism

Message to Campus Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:06

Dear Western Community,

Once again, we want to express to you our deep appreciation for all you do to make Western a caring community. Thank you for the care and respect you show one another; this makes Western a very meaningful place to learn and work.

In an earlier email, we shared with you that in recent months the number of antisemitic incidents have increased across the nation, including here at Western. Antisemitism and other acts of discrimination, bias and hate have no place at Western. As noted previously, a task force was charged with recommending ways to educate Read more

Campus Update from the President - Spring Quarter 2017

Message to Campus Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:29

Dear Western Community:

Welcome back to campus and to the beginning of spring quarter.  I hope that you had a good spring break,whether travelling to a desirable destination or just enjoying some quiet time at home between quarters.

As we look ahead to spring quarter and the remainder of the regular academic year, I wanted to provide some updates on what remain my top priorities.

Increasing access and student success: As we continue advocating in Olympia for our legislative decisions packages to address bottlenecks in STEM courses and Read more

Anti-Semitism not Tolerated at Western

Message to Campus Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:37

Dear Western Community:

As we begin spring quarter, I`d like to express my deep appreciation for Western`s caring community and for all that you do to make it so.  This type of community largely depends on our simple, but crucial recognition of every person`s fundamental value and worth.  Our care for one another – as classmates, colleagues, and members of a shared community – defines what makes Western such a meaningful place to learn and work.

You may know that in recent months the number of anti-Semitic actions and threats across our country has Read more

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