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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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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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Questions of justice

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

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Maile Symonds ’17 earns public policy fellowship

Maile Symonds ’17 will study public policy this summer.

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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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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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Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak at Willamette University

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

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Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

Tejeswara Reddy ’12 and Elisa Ahern ’15 are both teaching English in Europe later this year.

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Humanity in Action names its first Willamette University fellow

Through the program, Maria Hernandez ’15 will explore national histories of discrimination and resistance.

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Two students earn fellowships to study public policy this summer

Juniors Grecia Garcia and Julian Juarez will learn about public policy and international affairs this summer.

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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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Alumni Weekend sparks analysis of Willamette University's motto

"Not unto ourselves alone are we born" is a life principle for many alumni.

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Alumnus runs across America to learn about community problems

Adam Meyer '09 seeks to engage with people whose lives he hopes to improve.

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Two WU students learn business, leadership skills as Kemper Scholars

Luz Reyna '17 and Zach Ward '17 will spend their summers learning business management skills.

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Politics professor continues book research through AAUW grant

With the award, Jonneke Koomen is researching how sexual violence is investigated, understood in East Africa.

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New book by Richard Ellis explores gay rights, freedom of association

Politics professor Richard Ellis publishes “Judging the Boy Scouts of America."

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Martha Sonato '15 jump-starts her career through the PPIA program

Through the highly selective program, Martha Sonato '15 will learn about public policy.

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Basu named 2013 Professor of the Year

Recognized for his innovative courses and his passion for teaching, Basu joins the ranks of 10 other Willamette professors who have received the award.

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Pew study shows number of non-religious Americans on the rise

Professor David Gutterman shares why religious fervor is declining for some.

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Renowned Dutch professor speaks about nature, politics at Willamette

Nature and politics are among the topics discussed at a Sept. 24 lecture.

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WU senior earns accolades for his thesis at a national conference

Alex Kubitz's paper ties for best by the Northwest Communication Association.

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