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Willamette suspends all athletic events and activities

The indefinite suspension follows the NCAA’s decision to cancel sports championships and the NWC’s move to halt athletics at member schools.

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NCAA magazine features Willamette men’s basketball’s healthy masculinity program

The Willamette men’s basketball team nurtures a culture of healthy masculinity, a commitment that is making a difference in the locker room and beyond.

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Student athlete works to prevent gang violence

Olivia Scott ’20 reflects upon interning with a program founded by a reformed gang member in South Africa.

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Keeping the Bearcats on their toes

The groundbreaking research of Monya Maleki ’19 brings the benefits of ballet to the football arena.

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From the Bearcats to the Blazers and Celtics

On-campus opportunities opened doors to an NBA communications career for Brandon Chinn ’14.

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Women’s lacrosse debuts at Willamette

Season opens at home Sunday, Feb. 24, versus the Denver Wildcats.

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Isaac Parker named head coach of Bearcat football

Double alumnus is also former team captain and all-conference player.

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Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

Homecoming and Family Weekend combine for action-packed days of entertainment, commemoration and fun.

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Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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Willamette baseball impresses as runner-up in NCAA West Regional

Bearcats enjoy record-setting season and finish just short of advancing to national championship.

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Varsity triathlon competition begins fall 2021

The women's team will compete in fall 2021.

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Sparks Field construction update

Preparation begins this week, parking and traffic flows to change over the summer.

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Athletics facilities renovated and improved

A number of Willamette University’s athletic facilities are undergoing renovation and construction projects.

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Women’s basketball is in fifth place nationally for cancer fundraiser

The only Division III school in the top 10, Willamette can win a huge cash bonus by getting the most new pledges the week of Feb. 18.

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Men’s cross country wins sixth consecutive NWC championship

Bearcats Keith Carlson, Michael Montague and Ross Enlow finish second, fourth and fifth individually.

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Bearcats join forces to take on Portland Marathon

President Steve Thorsett, Coach Leslie Shevlin and Assistant Coach Katie Gruys were among finishers.

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Happy families

Student-run Family Weekend earns kudos for its organization and events.

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Willamette plans for future capital improvement projects

The university will direct funding to athletic projects, followed by continued enhancements to residential spaces.

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Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

The campus community worked together to create a memorable, meaningful weekend for alumni.

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Poor air quality expected in Salem this week

Limit outdoor activities and seek resources as needed.

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A passion for social justice

Alika Masei ’17 has dedicated his college career to creating a better place for all students.

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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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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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Progress update from Bearcat Athletics

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

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Follow the flow to a satisfying career

Andrew Lum ’16 pairs his passion for athletics with academics and service.

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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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A team built on a lasting foundation

Head Basketball Coach Kip Ioane ’01, MAT ’02 leads by example.

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