Communications

President Randhawa's Statement Regarding the Decision to End DACA

Message to Campus Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:38

Dear Western Community,

As you have likely heard, the Trump administration this morning announced its plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program and phase it out over the next six months, calling on Congress to replace the policy with legislation.  Since the program began in 2012 with the Obama administration, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors have been granted protection under DACA.

As I mentioned in my message last week, Western Washington University has been, and Read more

Western Supports Our Undocumented Students

Message to Campus Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:50

Dear Western Community,

As you are probably aware, there is talk about ending or changing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Western Washington University has been, and continues to be, strongly opposed to ending a program that provides hope and opportunity for more than 800,000 young people across the country, including many Western students, their families and friends. We are working with other universities in Washington State, and around the country, to collectively urge the Trump Administration to leave DACA in place unchanged.

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Our Chance to Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Message to Campus Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:34

Dear Western Colleagues:

Like you, I have been deeply saddened by the images of devastation in the Houston area from Hurricane Harvey.  The loss of life and injury, the homes destroyed and families displaced is beyond imagining, and continues.  Also tragic is the knowledge that the receding floodwaters will leave behind a new host of serious public health issues, not to mention the tremendous challenges of restoring basic services and utilities before the rebuilding process can even begin.  For those who have family or friends affected by the storm, please know that our Read more

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

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