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November 2016 Edition

Happy Thanksgiving, Willamette community! In this issue of WU News, Bearcats respond to the unusual election year, men’s cross country wins fifth straight NWC title and students head to a cemetery for research. Read on to learn more about the latest happenings at Willamette, and share your story ideas with us at

Election emojis How did Willamette University respond to the 2016 presidential campaign? This article from Willamette magazine’s fall issue took the pulse of the university in the weeks before the election.

Law Here’s how graduates who ran for offices at the state and local levels fared.

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

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Harvest gleaning Food Recovery Network travels to Molalla, Oregon, to collect hundreds of pounds of apples for Marion Polk Food-Share.

Blevins Veteran and Willamette MBA/JD student Andy Blevins re-arms himself with tools to change the armed forces community.

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Cross country The women’s team took second. Individually, Patrick Loftus led the men in second place.

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

cemetery research For a class on Earth system science, students study tombstone inscriptions.

Danny Santos Danny Santos JD’86, Willamette’s former associate dean for student affairs and administration, returns to his undergraduate alma mater.

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

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