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From the Marines to an MBA

Herschel Mapes ’16, MBA ’17 finds a refreshing challenge after choosing a nontraditional path.

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WITS improves residence hall Wi-Fi

Student surveys show increased satisfaction with internet service after upgrades.

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Willamette MBA earns Tier 1 mark from CEO Magazine

For the second straight year, Atkinson Graduate School of Management earns top-tier acknowledgement.

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Willamette sets 2017–18 tuition and fees

CLA tuition increase is a historic low for the university.

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Final round of Bearcat Days this week

Help Admissions welcome admitted students to campus Thursday and Friday.

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Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

The Debate Union heads to national tournament this week.

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Grounds crew wins Green Award

Willamette University grounds team honored with award for Large Sustainable Business of the Year.

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More than music: The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

Series connects students at Willamette and beyond to exceptional learning experience.

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Willamette introduces Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives (OGSI)

Redefined office creates greater collaboration related to grants, foundation relations and strategic initiatives.

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Second round of Bearcat Days this week

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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New housing changes help first-year students find common ground

First-Year Commons will include Terra, Belknap, Cascadia and Matthews halls and Baxter Complex.

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Chemistry professor secures $325K National Science Foundation grant

David Griffith and senior research students study estrogen in aquatic environments.

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Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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Bearcats unite for Day of Service

In Salem and across the country, members of the Willamette country joined together to do good.

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Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

Events for admitted students kick off Thursday and Friday.

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President’s Task Force on Equity and Inclusion completes report

The group’s recommendations were presented to President Thorsett last week.

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Sparks Athletic Center LEEDs the way to sustainability

Fitness center renovation earns “gold” status from U.S. Green Building Council.

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Seven countries in one summer

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

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Official statement in response to the withdrawal of federal protection for transgender rights

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

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From the slopes to the courtroom

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

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In “Lear’s Daughters,” female voices take stage.

Feminist prequel to famous Shakespeare play imagines sisters before “King Lear.”

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Indian Country Conversations brings Native and indigenous voices to campus

Jarvis Kennedy and Elizabeth Woody will present as part of the series’ spring events.

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Speeches, vigil and social media campaign to celebrate black history

Black Student Union club hosts several events in honor of Black History Month.

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Faculty and staff help set a new fundraising record

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

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Willamette Day photos

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

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Atkinson Lecture speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed the lies that lead to racism

Willamette’s MLK Celebration concluded with a presentation by the 2015 National Book Award winner.

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Willamette Day celebration events

Here are the events that kick off a yearlong celebration of Willamette’s past, present and future. Join in the festivities that begin Wednesday.

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ASP class of 2017 arrives on campus next week

Campus community encouraged to make the new Bearcats feel at home.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

Saturday’s ceremony recognized 49 graduates of the Portland and Salem cohorts.

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AGSM faculty offer leadership advice to undergrads

A series of interactive events helps students get ahead in their career preparation.

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Campus jobs open for leadership — and non-leadership — types

All Willamette students are encouraged to apply for Campus Life jobs

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Constitutional interpretation discussed by legal scholar Richard Epstein in Willamette Law lecture

Epstein will discuss how the Supreme Court deciphers the Constitution in his lecture "Our Implied Constitution."

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Memories, friendships celebrated at ASP closing ceremony

The American Studies Program provided a warm send-off for the class of 2016.

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Taking a stand at Standing Rock

Willamette staff member, students spend holiday break supporting pipeline protesters in North Dakota.

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Outreach program encourages girls to consider science

For 20 years and counting, the Webber scholarship has helped female scholars teach elementary students.

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AGSM professor awarded endowed professorship

Tim Johnson will become the third Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis.

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Willamette to add women’s lacrosse

Plans include a club team in 2017–18 and a varsity team in 2018–19.

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Music and nature meet in Colloquium grant composition

Michael Chergosky ’19 transforms bull kelp into a horn section.

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Willamette magazine distribution changes

The campus community is encouraged to read the online version.

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Thanksgiving and fall break reminders and activities

Events include movies, games, athletics, exercise and more. Campus dining service resumes with dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Goudy.

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Student-led initiative for longer fall break kicks in this year

Limited options for food, activities available to students who stay on campus.

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Student trip highlights Oregon’s little-known racial history

Oregon Black Pioneers nonprofit leads College Colloquium trip to Portland.

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Employee Forum recap

Staff offer input on potential chief diversity officer hire.

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This scary, frustrating, crazy, unprecedented election

This year’s extraordinary presidential election has made voters across the country anxious and angry. At Willamette, professors and classes help students navigate through the confusion and understand why their informed vote is important.

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Students asked to update emergency contact information

All students will be required to update their information before registering for classes.

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During outdoor odysseys, new friendships form

Willamette’s Outdoor Program offers 120 trips per year to Oregon’s coast, mountains and other popular spots.

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Campus Life office broadens scope to better serve students’ needs

The office is a hub to connect students with services, programs and resources across campus.

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Roxane Gay delivers Atkinson Lecture

The acclaimed author and “bad feminist” inspired laughter, tears, social change and self-reflection.

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Willamette ranked among the best in the Northwest

The new Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking places Willamette as second highest institution in Oregon, fourth highest in the Northwest.

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#BearcatFriday social media photo contest during October

Prizes awarded to Bearcats sporting Willamette attire on Fridays.

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Bearcats head back to Willamette for 2016 Alumni Weekend

The university offered food, festivities and special events.

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Season of Shakespeare

Willamette University Theatre’s new season features contemporary plays, music, dance and “Macbeth.”

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Updates on communications and enrollment

Russ Yost and Jeremy Bogan will take on expanded roles after Oct. 7.

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Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

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Opening Days gets the class of 2020 off to a good start

The Willamette community welcomes its newest members to campus.

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Opening Days begins this week

Willamette gears up for a new academic year and the arrival of the class of 2020.

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Rick's Cafe returns with new management, menu, brews

The College of Law's trendy hangout welcomes students back with a grand reopening tomorrow.

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Willamette Law celebrates Associate Dean Santos

Students, alumni and colleagues gathered to recognize Danny Santos' service to Willamette.

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Ursin elected to global professional association's board

Willamette MBA’s Beth Ursin will serve on the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance’s board.

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Willamette introduces a University Council this fall

The group includes broad representation and serves as the central coordinating body for shared governance.

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Progress update from Bearcat Athletics

Willamette is working on a Title IX review and expanded opportunities for women athletes.

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Passing the mace

Professor Don Negri takes over faculty marshal duties from emeritus professor Grant Thorsett.

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Assistant professor named Kavli Fellow

Katja Meyer attends the Kavli Frontiers of Science Indonesian-American Symposium.

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Long looks forward to SVP role

Former dean Carol Long returns to Willamette as senior vice president for academic and student affairs.

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Willamette Academy executive director search moves forward

Academy students and parents have the opportunity to meet finalists on campus this week.

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Willamette celebrates Oregon Private College Week

Prospective students and families to visit campus July 25-29.

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Tyler Reich '06 named AVP for university relations

An alumnus of Willamette, Reich returns to work in the advancement division.

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Warnock aims for the stratosphere as Perlan CEO

Ed Warnock leads the record-setting Perlan Project.

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Bearcat bikers beat the competition

Willamette team wins the local monthlong Bike More Challenge.

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New residential options help students live and learn

First-year students will be able to choose a new residential option that taps into and supports their interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and global living.

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More food choices are on the menu for summer

New summer dining options offer the campus community more choice and convenience than ever before.

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Moving out sustainably

Students consider options to recycle and upcycle during end-of-year move out.

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Protecting a vulnerable group

Joshua Reams L'16 sheds light on important issues around elder law.

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All ears on her

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

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The world at Willamette

Willamette World News brings an international outlook to campus.

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Willamette announces commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

Gov. Kate Brown to address graduating seniors

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Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

Students will explore ideas from classical to contemporary, at home and abroad.

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Convo inspires curiosity and learning

This longstanding tradition reflects both Willamette’s religious roots and its liberal arts mission.

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Two plays open at Willamette April 14

"The Feathered Mantle" and "The Weaver and the Dress" celebrate Japanese Noh-style theatre.

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Campus community critical to helping students succeed

Employee forum showcases Willamette efforts to support students

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2015 campus climate survey highlights consent challenge

More understand consent, but it remains a challenge for many.

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Distinguished Artists Series features Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo to perform April 12 in Salem

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Whipple '74 to lead Campus Life

The new VP for Campus Life begins June 1.

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Willamette Hosts award-winning performance poetry duo Sister Outsider, April 19

The performance introduces students to the wider form of language and art as activism.

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Students at Sparks Fitness Center help people meet their health, fitness goals

Students launch new — and affordable — health and fitness programs for the Willamette community.

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Outdoor Program celebrates 10th anniversary this academic year

The student-run program gives students an affordable means to build connections with their peers while exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.

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Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

Olivia Mancl ’17 earns accolades on the track and in the classroom.

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Renovations of Baxter, Doney to commence in May

Construction efforts focus on improving residence halls.

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Willamette's Academic Council unanimously endorses test-optional admissions

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

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Manoukian ’16 earns reporting internship

Elize Manoukian ’16 will write for The Gresham Outlook this summer

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Students reflect on this year’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series

Students share their take on this Vandana Shiva, this year’s Dempsey Environmental lecturer.

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Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

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Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

Admitted students and their families arrive this week for the first of three events.

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“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

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Willamette tops fundraising goal at Feb. 23 event

Willamette raised more than $250,000 to benefit students

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Bryan Schmidt gets his just desserts

The Bistro now sells a new cookie named after Director of Campus Recreation Bryan Schmidt.

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Willamette launches second 24 Hours of Giving event

Celebrate Bearcat pride and the philanthropy that makes it all possible on Feb. 23.

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Willamette ranked No. 6 for Peace Corps volunteers

More than 330 alumni have served the organization since 1961.

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“Vincent in Brixton” opens Feb. 18

Romance, destruction characterizes new Willamette production.

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Bianca Murillo wins Graves Award in the Humanities

Through the award, the history professor will travel to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

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Reza Aslan shares insights on religious extremism

Religious scholar Reza Aslan discussed religious extremism Feb. 9.

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Maile Symonds ’17 earns public policy fellowship

Maile Symonds ’17 will study public policy this summer.

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Princeton Review commends Willamette for its affordability

Willamette earns recognition in "Colleges that Pay You Back."

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Students explored meaning of art in “PIECES and PARTS”

Inspired by an art history class, the exhibition relied on student and faculty collaboration.

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New TIUA class arrives today

The 28th annual class of the American Studies Program (ASP) welcomes 98 new students.

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Supporting College Access and Preparing for Success

Jacqueline Rushing shares updates on the new Willamette Academy.

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CEO Magazine names Willamette MBA a Tier 1 school

Willamette was listed as one of two Tier 1 schools in Oregon.

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Leonard Pitts discussed race relations Feb. 5

Leonard Pitts spoke at Willamette as part of MLK celebration.

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Student Advisory Board seeks to bridge gap between students, administrators

The group aims to foster effective, two-way communication between students, staff and administrators.

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World War II helped shape Sen. Mark Hatfield’s political career

Hatfield ’43 made significant contributions to foreign policy during his 30-year career as an Oregon senator.

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New video explores Willamette's connections to the state capitol

Documentary filmmaker captures Willamette's connections to the Oregon State Capitol.

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Professor Peter Harmer earns Oregon mentor award

Professor Peter Harmer’s drive to help students excel earned him a statewide award.

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Willamette community gives back for MLK Day

Nearly 180 students, staff spent an afternoon serving their community.

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Sen. Mark Hatfield's legacy explored Jan. 26

Hatfield '43 made significant advances abroad while serving as Oregon's senator from 1967 to 1997.

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Willamette launches 24-hour crisis hotline

Through ProtoCall, students will receive immediate help from trained counselors.

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Willamette wins world record — for the second time

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the win this month.

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MLK celebration to feature Leonard Pitts Jr.

Discussions, service reflect King's legacy.

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Amadou Fofana wins grant for documentary project

Amadou Fofana will undertake a collaborative documentary project on African cinema.

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Chasar earns National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

Chasar will work on a new book about poetry and new media.

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New VP for Advancement

Shelby Radcliffe will join Willamette in February.

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Psychology professor wins national teaching award

Courtney Stevens is the 2015 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award.

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De Muniz highlights state judiciary

"American Judicial Power" highlights state judiciary's role

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Alumna, professor help Anya Rogala ’16 find her way

Through the help of her mentor, Anya Rogala ’16 transforms two internships into a chosen career.

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Carson Scholars share research at public forum

A summer program enables students to study scholarly, professional or creative endeavors around the globe.

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“Evolution: Dance Concert” opens Nov. 12

Ballet, aerial dance, musical theatre and more await viewers of Willamette's new dance concert.

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Cuno ’73 addresses ISIS campaign

Cultural destruction threatens world heritage.

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Willamette issues campus climate survey on Oct. 27

Results will help the university better address issues related to assaults, harassment on campus.

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Violinist Lara St. John to kick off the Distinguished Artists Series

The performance is slated for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Music Center.

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“My Case is Altered” premieres at Willamette

Race, class, gender roles explored in fall production.

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Robert Edsel shares the heroism of World War II treasure rescuers

The best-selling author and producer spoke as part of Willamette’s Atkinson Lecture Series on Oct. 15.

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Parents, students unite during Family Weekend

Nearly 950 visitors attended lectures, toured campus and explored Salem during the event earlier this month.

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Willamette observes a minute of silence

Community members gather to honor the victims of the tragedy at UCC.

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