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
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 enhance basic Read more
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 increased. Unfortunately Read more
In less than three years, 70 percent of the jobs in Washington State will require some postsecondary education; 33 percent will require a bachelor’s degree or more. President Randhawa and President George Bridges of the Evergreen State College argue that state investment in a world-class K-16 education system will yield a robust return, not just for students, but for our communities, our state and our economy.
As a person who came to the United States as a graduate student from Pakistan in 1978 and who has spent my entire 34-year professional career in service to this great nation, I am disappointed and concerned about the recent federal executive order to ban individuals from seven countries, which are majority Muslim, from entering the United States.
The United States has always been a melting pot of people from around the world and our nation has benefited greatly from the contributions of people who have chosen to pursue education here and in many cases, like mine, to become citizens Read more