Communications

Our Commitment to a Safe and Supportive Campus

Message to Campus Fri, 11/18/2016 - 15:49

Dear Western Community,

Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to talk with numerous students, faculty and staff. I have appreciated those conversations where they have expressed their sentiments and heartfelt emotions. I have also appreciated the peaceful gatherings, conversations and forums in which our students have engaged during this time.

Nevertheless, several students and members of the Western community from diverse backgrounds and identities have shared with me their continuing feeling of fear for themselves and their future. I have Read more

A Message from President Randhawa about the Presidential Election

Message to Campus Wed, 11/09/2016 - 15:31

Dear Western Community,

Our democracy spoke yesterday as it elected Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States.  His election concluded a highly contentious and bitter campaign that sadly divided our nation like no other in recent memory.  The divisive campaign is over…and we need to start the process of healing and bringing together our communities on our campus and in our nation.

I want to acknowledge feelings of disappointment, confusion, frustration or fear that some members of our community are experiencing at this time. Read more

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Message to Campus Fri, 10/28/2016 - 16:52

Dear Western students,

As you are preparing to have a great time on Halloween weekend, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you to take care of yourselves, take care of each other, and be good neighbors in your interactions with the greater Bellingham community. 

We hope and expect that you will make good decisions this weekend, but we encourage you to think about more than just your own choices.  Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, make sure to be looking out for each other, too.  These are your friends and classmates.  Every single Western Read more

Update on Diversity Initiatives

Message to Campus Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:54

Dear Western Community:

Creating and sustaining a campus that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to every single member of our Western community is absolutely central to our mission as a university. During the past academic year Western, with important leadership contributions from our students, has engaged with new urgency in conversations about advancing those goals with concrete action and renewed commitment. As a result of those conversations, a number of new initiatives have been launched, and the purpose of this message is to provide a brief update on their Read more

Western Cares - On the Cascade Mall Tragedy

Message to Campus Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:17

Dear Western Community:

Friday evening a tragedy occurred at the Cascade Mall in Burlington that impacted lives throughout Skagit County and beyond.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the five victims and the countless others who were impacted by this senseless and horrific action.

Our Western community has been affected by the event in ways that will not be in the news or in ways one would not normally think of.  Some of the victims have ties to Western.  The grief of their families and friends is unimaginable.  I know that we have Read more

Pages