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

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

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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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Taking a stand at Standing Rock

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

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Employee Forum recap

Staff offer input on potential chief diversity officer hire.

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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’s annual Lū’au connected culture, community

The student-run production showcased history and tradition through music, dance, stories, song and food.

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MLK celebration to feature Leonard Pitts Jr.

Discussions, service reflect King's legacy.

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Law makes history at national events

Students elected to board seats, have strong showing at NAPABA and NAPALSA conventions.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak at Willamette University

The bestselling author will deliver “A Deeper Black: Race in America."

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Kaneko Day Camp a summer tradition

Local youth experience culture and creativity in a unique way.

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Tomodachi Program promotes friendship across cultures

Tomodachi participants share American culture with ASP students — and find they learn just as much from the experience.

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New TIUA class arrives from Japan

This week, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomed 132 new students to Salem.

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Roger Shimomura discusses how stereotypes have influenced his art

Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

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Willamette's Global Community

The American Studies Program represents a world of experience.

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'Oh Myyy' — George Takei sheds light on social justice issues

Actor, social justice activist shares stories of personal struggle during Atkinson Lecture.

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Speaker wants ‘yes’ on 88

Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about the Oregon ballot measure and immigration reform.

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Best-selling author Sherman Alexie shares stories about his childhood

Through the Atkinson Lecture Series, Alexie gave insight into his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

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Civil rights panelists share how MLK's dream has affected their lives

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Activist Jamie Washington advises students how to fight for social justice

Activist Jamie Washington advises students how to fight for social justice

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Willamette hosts "Behind the Dream" events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Willamette hosts "Behind the Dream" events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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Biology professor Chris Smith awarded NSF CAREER grant

Biology professor Chris Smith will study Joshua trees and yucca moths with help from a CAREER grant.

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Alumna cites WU for helping her win a Fulbright grant to teach in Russia

Intent on helping survivors of domestic violence, Kathryn Burns '12 explains how the award ties to her career goals.

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Andreas Goldner reflects on the horrors of the Holocaust

On April 8, Andreas Goldner will share his personal story of survival and reflect on how the horrors of the Holocaust could have happened in a lecture sponsored by Willamette University’s Jewish Student Union.

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Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Jackson visits Willamette April 4

Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Jackson will show and discuss a selection of her short films April 4 as part of the Indian Country Conversations Series.

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Writer Andrew Sullivan delivers Atkinson lecture at Willamette

Andrew Sullivan discusses being a homosexual, Christian conservative at the Atkinson Lecture Series.

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Mark Potok explains why the radical right has grown at free talk Feb. 28

Mark Potok explains why the radical right has grown at free talk.

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Native American culture celebrated during Social Pow wow at Willamette

Willamette University's student Native American Enlightenment Association (NAEA) presents its Eleventh Annual Social Pow wow on March 9.

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Play examines issue of Native American mascots

A play about Native American mascots shows Willamette students that they have the power to make change.

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Willamette celebrates African culture

The student African Studies Club will explore African culture through a week of conversation, activities and speakers Feb. 10 to 16.

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Activist Julian Bond to share insights into the Civil Rights Movement

Julian Bond, past chairman of the NAACP, will discuss the Civil Rights Movement at Willamette Jan. 18.

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