About Willamette University

Living Our Motto

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Creating a Story Nora Canty '15 weaves together a story about Pendleton Woolen Mills through a new exhibition at the Willamette Heritage Center.

10-07-2014

Alumnus embarks on 3,000-mile run Adam Meyer '09 seeks to engage with people whose lives he hopes to improve.

08-14-2014

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Crossing the Stage Willamette University ushers the undergraduate Class of 2014 across the commencement stage — and into the next phase of their lives.

05-21-2014

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Exploring Past Injustices After covering stories worldwide during a 43-year journalism career, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 now writes about something much closer to home: Oregon history.

03-10-2014

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From Student Intern to Governor’s Advisor The gold man atop the State Capitol first caught Dmitri Palmateer’s eye when he was a prospective Willamette student. Today he works beneath it to help pass legislation that shapes Oregon’s future.

02-19-2014

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WU's location feeds political aspirations Each year, dozens of Willamette University students intern with legislators, state leaders and the governor at the Oregon State Capitol. No other college or university in the Northwest offers such direct access to state government.

01-07-2014

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2013 in 2:13 Check out our video for a glimpse of some of the accomplishments and happenings from Willamette in 2013.

12-17-2013

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Charting Her Future Scholarships and research grants made Willamette affordable for Stevie Gildehaus '13 — and the opportunities she received went beyond what she had ever imagined.

12-09-2013

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Research with a View A Willamette grant sent Caroline Brinster ’16 to the Columbia River Gorge to collect data on behalf of a nonprofit.

08-22-2013

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Rise to the Top Today, at just 24 years old, Luis Guerra '11 is the acting executive director for Causa of Oregon, the largest Latino civil and human rights organization in the Pacific Northwest.

07-05-2013

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Leading by Example When not volunteering in his community, John Olinger ’05, MBA’07 works as the social media specialist for Nike Basketball.

06-06-2013

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Economics through a Different Lens Henry Harrison came to Willamette intending to study business finance. But several classes and professors showed him he had a passion for a much different path.

04-24-2013

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Entertaining Ideas Through organizing campus events, students on the Willamette Events Board learn lessons in money management, community outreach and teamwork.

04-01-2013

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Building connections Nilo Thomas ’13 uses Bearcat Robotics to promote science and technology among students.

03-13-2013

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Making Connections Continuing Instructor Courtney Dillard builds community by dining with strangers across the country

02-21-2013

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Keeping Campus Running Four student leaders share what it takes to steer Willamette’s co-curricular programs — and the lessons they learn along the way.

02-08-2013

Peace Corps recognizes Willamette The university ranks among the top small schools for number of alumni volunteers.

02-06-2013

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Academic Intervention Tiger Club mixes work and play to mentor youths at Bush Elementary School

01-30-2013

Giving back to the community More than 120 Willamette students and staff volunteered throughout Salem Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

01-25-2013

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Prisoner’s Poetry Two Willamette students launch a new poetry-writing program at the Oregon State Penitentiary

01-17-2013

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Responding to Emergencies Willamette students receive medical and leadership training through Willamette Emergency Medical Services (WEMS).

12-10-2012

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Discovering Connections Through community outreach, professor Courtney Stevens helps students apply neuroscience to real-world issues.

11-26-2012

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Lending a Helping Hand Through Bearcats Offering Others Meals, Willamette students share food and companionship with the area’s homeless.

11-12-2012

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A Student of the World Karina Hoogstede ’12 traveled the globe during her time at Willamette — and she will continue her international focus in Peace Corps.

06-25-2012

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A Student of the World Karina Hoogstede ’12 traveled the globe during her time at Willamette — and she will continue her international focus in Peace Corps.

06-25-2012

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Bringing the World to the Classroom Andrew Morris MAT’12 plans to turn his global experiences into meaningful lessons for his students.

05-29-2012

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The Next Generation of Researchers Willamette introduced Jason Niedermeyer ’01, MAT’05 to the thrill of scientific discovery — something he strives to pass on to his high school students.

04-11-2012

Willamette named on honor roll The university earns federal appreciation for its dedication to community service.

03-13-2012

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A Dedicated Mentor Professor Gary Tallman’s devotion to helping students turn their passion for science into successful careers has earned him a statewide award.

11-28-2011

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A New Type of Collaboration The Liberal Arts Research Collaborative allows students and professors to pursue independent research while working closely with people from other fields.

08-05-2011

Alum chosen for entrepreneur program Marco Fiallo ’11 will use his experience at the national bootcamp to help him open a hostel and support local businesses in Ecuador.

08-02-2011

Welcome graduate students More than 300 students arrived on campus to kick off graduate programs in law, management and education.

08-02-2011

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Learning to be Advocates Six Willamette students and four professors turned a critical eye toward sustainability and debate this summer in China.

07-07-2011

Alumna honored for service Darlene Cain earned a lifetime achievement award from the American Diabetes Association.

06-28-2011

Willamette recognized for service The university's commitment to service was honored with the second highest recognition in a national award program.

05-16-2011

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Out Into the Real World Student interns gain valuable political and professional experience across the street at the State Capitol.

04-28-2011

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Becoming Better Teachers The Graduate School of Education’s new Master of Education program is helping teachers improve what they do in the classroom.

04-18-2011

WU ranks high for Peace Corps volunteers Willamette is 13th in the nation among small colleges and universities for number of alumni serving.

02-02-2011

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From Student to Teacher Dallas Myers MAT’10 applies his lessons from the Graduate School of Education every day at his first teaching job.

12-15-2010

WU awards sustainability grants Vermicomposting and sustainability books for schoolchildren are among the projects that were funded.

10-21-2010

Law professor’s sustainability work honored Robin Morris Collin received an award from the Oregon State Bar for leadership in sustainability issues.

10-12-2010

Center for Asian Studies teaches about Cambodia A survivor of genocide in Cambodia details his efforts to improve the country’s schools.

10-01-2010

Law alumna recognized Elizabeth Martin JD’82, a judge in Pierce County, Wash., will receive a notable award for her work mentoring women lawyers.

09-30-2010

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Meet the New College of Liberal Arts Dean A Willamette education teaches students how to solve problems and innovate — making them ready to serve society, says Marlene Moore, the new dean.

09-24-2010

Internship and Volunteer Fair A diverse group of organizations invited students to discover service and job training options — and get a jump start on careers.

09-14-2010

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On-the-Job Training For many Willamette undergraduates, summer meant internships — from the Senate in Washington, D.C., to a transportation agency on the Columbia River to nonprofits in Salem.

09-13-2010

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From Farm to Plate Willamette students take local eating to a new level by running a farm that produces food for the campus dining hall.

08-17-2010

Willamette among “Cool Schools” The Sierra Club’s magazine has recognized Willamette as one of the nation’s greenest schools.

08-16-2010

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A Dedicated Leader Whether she’s mentoring future lawyers or leading the Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs, attorney Liani Reeves ’98, JD’01 makes community involvement a top priority.

07-15-2010

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Clearing a Path to College Julie Kennedy ’99 used her chemistry degree and passion for teaching to help found a successful Brooklyn charter school for inner-city students.

06-16-2010

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A Different Way of Farming From Willamette to AmeriCorps and now to Chile through a Fulbright Grant, Randall Cass ’08 has dedicated his work to the potential of sustainable agriculture.

06-01-2010

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Helping the Next Generation Ben Clanton ’10 has dedicated his research, service, classroom and volunteer activities to one goal: advocating for children.

04-29-2010

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Going Places with the Class of 2010 Our new graduates are ready to make their mark in a variety of ways — including work at Intel, an international Fulbright program, prestigious grad schools and service with Teach for America.

04-29-2010

Dedicating the break to service Willamette students, faculty and staff are heading across the country during Spring Break for service projects.

03-17-2010

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Giving Back to the Community Nancy M. Garcia ’08, MBA’10 heads straight from graduation to a job helping Hispanic-owned businesses in Portland — a position she found while a student.

03-09-2010

Alumnus honored for service Dave Haugeberg ’62 received a Person of the Year award for making a positive difference in his community.

03-03-2010

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Power in the Wind Albert Wright ’10 and Jeff Bennett ’10 went far beyond a textbook to learn about renewable energy — they built their own wind turbine.

03-02-2010

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Working on the International Stage Sarah Hamilton ’07 went from producing and acting in theatre productions at Willamette to helping manage events on a much larger stage — the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

02-15-2010

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Fighting Global Poverty A study abroad experience at Willamette launched Ryan Calkins ’99 on the path to co-founding a popular Seattle microfinance association.

01-28-2010

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Providing a Global Perspective Willamette’s international students and those who have studied abroad share their experiences with local schoolchildren.

01-28-2010

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Do Crows Hold a Grudge? Professor David Craig and his students are discovering that crows remember people and label them as friend or foe.

01-28-2010

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A Model Teacher High school teacher Kevin Zerzan ’89, MAT’90 integrates the environment and technology into his science classes — and his successes earned him a national award.

12-22-2009

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The Human Face of Technology As senior director of Microsoft’s disaster management team, Claire Bonilla ’95 uses technology to connect people with the help they need during crises.

11-02-2009

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Alumnus Teacher Featured The College Board profiled Steven Crawford ’98 as a teacher who epitomizes the positives of the profession.

10-26-2009

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The Story Behind the Stories Patrick Carman ’88 says his Willamette education encouraged him to “dream big,” and he did — today he is a best-selling children’s book author.

10-06-2009

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Developing a Global View A new Willamette institute will allow students to investigate global challenges, starting with health care in Africa.

09-03-2009

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Third Alumna Earns Fulbright Emily Johnson ’08 will go to Benin to research connections between climate change, health and gender.

08-11-2009

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Students Work for U.S. Senator

08-05-2009

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Charting a Life of Meaning Elizabeth Calixtro ’13 plans to use her Gates Millennium Scholarship to study politics and law — and advocate for human rights.

06-02-2009

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Wulapalooza From the first planning meeting to the final dismantling of the stage, students lead every part of Willamette’s annual music and art festival.

05-08-2009

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Student Service Featured USA Today highlighted the work of Ben Clanton ’10 in a feature on Millennials making a difference in their communities.

04-29-2009

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Two NSF Winners Two Willamette alumni, Monica Rother ’05 and Jennifer Bufford ’08, have received science graduate fellowships.

04-28-2009

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Democracy through Debate Willamette students and professors teach high school students from Bosnia and Herzegovina about democracy.

04-23-2009

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Undergraduate Research Students led the classes on Student Scholarship Recognition Day as they shared their academic projects.

04-16-2009

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Grounds Greener Than You Thought

04-09-2009

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Alumna at Microsoft Claire Bonilla ’95 turned her passion for volunteerism into a corporate job — The Wall Street Journal finds out how.

03-26-2009

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Willamette Celebrates Africa

02-24-2009

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Consulting the Divine -- and Monty Python

02-01-2009

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'Get Paid to Do What You Love'

02-01-2009

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Fellowship Polishes Nonprofit Skills

12-15-2008

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Locavore Stocks Up for Winter

11-15-2008

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A New Generation of Activism

11-01-2008

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The Art of Understanding

10-15-2008

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From Tractor to Trustee Meeting

10-15-2008

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Teaching as a Political Act

10-01-2008

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'It's About Connections'

10-01-2008

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Teaching as a Political Act

10-01-2008

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A Great Year for Politics

09-02-2008

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Willamette Grounds Even Greener Than You Thought

08-15-2008

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No Grass Growing Under Her Feet

08-01-2008

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From Salem to D.C.: Fellowship Furthers Student's Policy Work

08-01-2008

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Listening as Letting Go

07-15-2008

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The Health Care that Doesn't Trickle Down

07-15-2008

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Giving New Meaning to Privilege

07-01-2008

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A Call to Teaching

05-27-2008

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The Best Sort of Goodbyes

04-01-2008

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Cross-Country Champion Wins NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

03-15-2008

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Greenbacks Go Green

01-01-2008

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View from the Other Side

12-15-2007

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Whiskey's for Drinkin', Water's for Fightin'

12-01-2007

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Compassion 101

09-01-2007

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Waldo's Wilderness Legacy

08-13-2007

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Thinking Small

08-01-2007

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What If?

07-01-2007

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Giving Workers a Voice

07-01-2007

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Upstream Meets Downstream

06-22-2007

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Book Learning Meets the Real World

06-22-2007

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Willamette University Students Fill a Mentoring Gap

04-24-2007

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A Disaster of Global Proportions

04-19-2007

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Hello, My Beautiful Ones

03-29-2007

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Protest on the Edge

02-15-2007

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Talking Across the Divide

02-01-2007

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Living the Lessons of South Africa

11-20-2006

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How Are We Doing? Sustainability Retreat Measures Progress, Sets Goals

09-05-2006

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Warren Binford: Improving the World for Children

08-15-2006

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Karen Hamlin: Evolution of a Teacher

06-15-2006

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Suzanne Torre: Wild for Wetlands

06-15-2006

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Darrell McGie: Paving the Hydrogen Highway

06-15-2006

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Putting Things Back Together in New Orleans

05-01-2006

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Greening the Divine: Bowersox Talks About How We Talk

04-01-2006

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Brains Over Brawn in Willamette Competition

03-29-2006

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Susan Kephart: 911 for Threatened Plants

01-05-2006

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Strelow's Green Man Is Canary in Coal Mine

12-21-2005

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Jerry Gray (2005) Jerry Gray: 2005 Oregon Professor of the Year

11-17-2005

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Caitlin Letts: Painting the Birds

10-14-2005

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Joyce Millen: Bringing Africa to Willamette

09-20-2005

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Melissa Wheeler: Reaching Across Cultures

05-04-2005

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Natalia Shevchenko: Making Connections

05-02-2005

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Nicole Lindquist: Creating a Legal Link

04-25-2005

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Maria Olivares: Lessons in Clay

04-25-2005

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Walker Wins Prestigious Fulbright Award

04-19-2005

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Beth Phillips: Bearing Witness

03-25-2005

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Sarah Sprinkle: Modern Day Slaves

03-25-2005

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Amber Simonton: Journey to Herself.

02-14-2005

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Rebecca Farrin: Finding Her Path.

02-09-2005

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Artise Burton: It's your life. Lead it.

01-24-2005

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Torey Jovick: Make the most of your week off.

01-24-2005

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Willamette Student Interns Are a Mainstay at Capitol

05-14-2003

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Debating Democracy: Willamette University professor causes debate in Eastern Europe

04-25-2003

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Willamette Students Take an Unusual Break

04-25-2003