Communications

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

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 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

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