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Remembering Jerry E. Hudson, Willamette University’s 18th President

04.04.2024 | Paul McKean

During his 17-year tenure, Hudson spearheaded an era of growth and modernization at Willamette, making his presidency one of the most impactful in the school's history.

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Interdisciplinary research project serves at the intersection of public health and environmental science

04.04.2024 | Melanie Moyer

A contract with Marion and Polk Counties’ Health Departments brings together students and faculty to address environmental health hazards through civic-engaged learning.

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Empowered by a dual degree, Gianna Marchese BA’22, MBA’23 lands an impressive role at Warner Bros.

04.03.2024 | Melanie Moyer

While many in Hollywood are still recovering from pandemic-era closures and setbacks from the summer of strikes, Marchese landed a job promoting big-name films.

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Henry Dalton BS’24 creates Willamette’s Fungi Project while studying the species’ possibilities for the future

04.02.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

Dalton has found opportunities at Willamette to turn his hobby into solid research opportunities.

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Colloquium students examine technology’s effects on Gen Z

03.29.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The students turned research into websites, podcasts, posters, and more to help others reduce screen time and find answers to mental health challenges.

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Farm Club grows food for the Willamette community and volunteers for local organizations

03.20.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Hidden across the Salem campus, you might stumble upon kale, corn, green beans and more. The student-grown fruits and vegetables nourish the campus and help feed the Salem community.

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Chamber Choir brings the power of music on tour in March

03.19.2024 | Paul McKean

On their first tour in five years, students will connect with alums, high schoolers, and community members as they travel the Pacific Northwest.

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Student-designed Willamette Week Dessert Issue takes the cake

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

“This town takes its sweet tooth seriously,” writes the publication, and PNCA students helped reflect Portland’s sweet side in the layout and illustrations for the magazine.

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Student cancer research takes top prizes from doubleheader conferences

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Chemistry students spend their summers learning how to conduct innovative research while developing impressive research presentation skills.

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Supporting and valuing women in tech: Five questions with Assistant Professor of Data Science Kristen Gore

03.14.2024 | Paul McKean

Assistant Professor of Data Science Kristen Gore discusses gender inequities in technology fields and what can be done to address them.

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R. Stranger MFA’24 combines creative writing and visual arts in their multimedia approach to art

02.15.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

R. Stranger’s multi-disciplinary, hyper-collaborative work showcases various mediums and has flourished in PNCA’s low-residency creative writing program.

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Fortune names Willamette on ‘Best Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2024’ list

02.15.2024 | University Communications

Once again, Willamette University’s Masters in Data Science program was the only program in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to make the cut.

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Akilah Deernose BA’04 breaks down barriers as Executive Director of the Montana ACLU

02.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Through her leadership of the human rights organization, the politics major is pursuing her life’s mission: to care for others in the ways she was cared for at Willamette.

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MBA for Professionals program helps Kyle Hopkins MBA’21 launch his new international role at IKEA

02.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

With the confidence he gained from his Willamette MBA for Professionals experience, Hopkins leads a team in Amsterdam focused on building software solutions for IKEA stores.

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Collaborative research project examines how AI shapes education

02.01.2024 | Paul McKean

An interdisciplinary summer research project gave Shouvik Ahmed Antu BS’26 the chance to work with faculty to explore how ChatGPT can empower innovative research and learning.

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Genesis Turris MFA/MA’25 uses Graduate Curatorial Fellowship to engage PNCA community and beyond

02.01.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The artist and curator focuses on public engagement in all of his work, which visitors had a chance to experience in two graduate student exhibits.

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Swim, Bike, Run: Willamette’s Women’s Triathlon team dominates the Pacific Northwest and beyond

02.01.2024 | Sophie Cipolla

In less than three years, the program has become a powerhouse in national competitions.

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Problem-solving and determination helped LaToya Kamara Manley MBA’12 build the women’s footwear strategy for Nike’s Jordan brand

02.01.2024 | Paul McKean

Manley’s experience in Willamette’s MBA for Professionals program gave her the confidence and leadership skills to steward the legacy of Michael Jordan at Nike.

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Five questions on adult computer literacy with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fred Agbo

01.17.2024 | Paul McKean

Why are adults being left out of the computing revolution? Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fred Agbo is trying to find out.

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Conor Foley BA’12 uses his international public health knowledge to help local youth

01.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Working at the Marion County Health and Human Services, Foley focuses on preventing tobacco addiction among vulnerable youth populations.

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Nels Swenson BA’98, MBA’99 advocates for others and promotes inclusion in engineering

01.17.2024 | Sophie Cipolla

As a leader at Intel Swenson uses his platform to advocate for women in STEM.

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Three new Art of Sparkling wine labels showcase PNCA talent

01.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Students found creative freedom and professional experience during another year of the partnership with Argyle Winery.

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MBA for Life program helped Andy Sloop MBA’00 develop a process management approach to sustainability

12.07.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The Nike leader strives to make the company zero waste and sustainable, taking corporate responsibility to the next level.

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Open mind and interdisciplinary education helped Michael Diamond BA’11 design Google's next self-driving car

12.07.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Software engineer Michael Diamond BA’11 bridges the humanities and computer science in Silicon Valley.

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Living in a materials science world: Professor Robert Macfarlane BA’04 treasures what he learned at Willamette

12.06.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The associate professor at MIT, whose work has implications for climate and sustainability, energy, health, medicine, technology, and other fields, started with a degree in Biochemistry from Willamette.

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Angelica Trimble-Yanu BFA’19 brings together tradition and technology for the artwork in Google’s new flagship store

11.29.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The Indigenous Oglála Lakȟóta artist from Oakland is passionate about exploring sustainability, traditional ceremonies, and ancestral remembrance in her community-based art.

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Josh Fuentes BA’17, MBA’20 draws on breadth of experiences and strong relationships to excel at Deloitte

11.14.2023 | Paul McKean

With the rich experiences and the multidisciplinary toolkit he gained as a dual-degree Willamette graduate, Fuentes is thriving in the high-caliber world of consulting at Deloitte.

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Willamette students and faculty shine at regional computer science conference

11.14.2023 | Melanie Moyer

With several faculty members leading the conference and a first-place student win, the School of Computing & Information Sciences dazzled peers.

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PNCA gives Robert Maciel MFA’22 the building blocks for a design career

11.14.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Maciel uses his degree in his work designing for a custom fabrication company, while his art examines how to elevate shared personal spaces.

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Five questions with Human Resources Professor Ashley Nixon on technostress

11.01.2023 | Paul McKean

Professor of Human Resources Ashley Nixon explains how technology and stress intersect in the workplace and what we can do about it.

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Sanaz Masoumi MFA’24 reflects literature and culture in her wearable art

11.01.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Second-year MFA candidate Sanaz Masoumi was featured at Portland Fashion Week and got an outstanding response from the audience.

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Terry Sherman BA’25 strives to be a force for good on and off the court

11.01.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

When the opportunity arose for Terry Sherman BA'25 to pursue a summer internship at Center 50+, he knew immediately that it would be a great fit.

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Nathan Galvan BFA’23 credits mentors at PNCA for helping him find success as a graphic design professional

10.17.2023 | Melanie Moyer

Galvan made the most of his education and landed a job with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Willamette MBA alums address bias in hiring with AI

10.17.2023 | Paul McKean

Andrew Hallberg BA’12, MBA’16 and Malik Kahel MBA’16 have taken their experiences sitting on both sides of the venture capital investment table to found an AI startup.

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Willamette recognized for “hands-on educational experiences” on Forbes’ top colleges list

10.13.2023 | University Communications

The list evaluated 500 American colleges and universities on graduation rates, graduate salaries and educational outcomes.

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Willamette University among top liberal arts colleges on U.S. News and World Report’s ‘best college’ list

10.13.2023 | University Communications

The university was named one of the top three liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for the fifth year in a row and excelled in “social mobility” and “best value” categories.

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Willamette University’s The Conversation Project celebrates diversity through storytelling and music at The Immigrant Story Live

10.10.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The event will be filled with storytelling and music that honors the diverse members of the community in hopes of spreading understanding and acceptance.

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PNCA supports the revitalization of Portland’s North Park Blocks through art and community with expanded First Thursdays

10.03.2023 | Paul McKean

Through new collaborations across the North Park Blocks, PNCA returns as the “front porch” for Portland’s art scene with an expanded First Thursdays.

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Willamette University community comes together to achieve record-breaking fundraising year

09.28.2023 | University Communications

Willamette raised more than $27 million in commitments — the majority of which were in support of scholarships — beating the previous record from 2007.

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Design students bring artistry and dedication to community projects

11.01.2022 | Linda Lenhoff

Willamette University students contribute to community projects like Give!Guide redesign & Blanchet House displays, blending creativity with social impact

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Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.30.2021 | Marketing and Communications

PNCA becomes an independent college within the university.

Nathaniel Woodward, JD '20

Willamette opens the door to hope and healing for College of Law standout

05.01.2020 | Tom Morlan

In the aftermath of personal loss, Nathaniel Woodward JD’20 found his calling as an advocate for accident victims and their families.

Sachiko and Taul Watanabe ’41

Watanabe family's $1 million gift is a game changer for Willamette MBA students

04.27.2020 | Tom Morlan

The gift from the estate of Sachiko and Taul Watanabe '41 provides funds for additional scholarships at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Willamette ranked in top 10 for Peace Corps volunteers

02.23.2018

The only Oregon school in the top 10 colleges with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates, Willamette has 13 Bearcats serving around the world.

Leandro Gonzales ’03 helped organize the delivery of dozens of tents to Mexico and Puerto Rico residents recently struck by natural disasters.

Willamette community unites to support people impacted by natural disasters

11.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Families of some students, faculty grapple with aftermath.

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Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

10.16.2017

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

Willamette to add women’s lacrosse

12.09.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Plans include a club team in 2017–18 and a varsity team in 2018–19.

David A. Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in Associated Press article on settlement of Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit

09.15.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman commented on the resolution of the Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit in a September 15 Associated Press story.

Professor of Law David Friedman

Law Professor David A. Friedman quoted in articles explaining Oregon v. Oracle's escalating legal cost and tactics

07.28.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Professor of Law David A. Friedman comments on the escalating legal tactics involved in the Oregon v. Oracle case.

Professor Steven Green

Willamette Law Professor Green files amicus brief in SCOTUS case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley

07.07.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green filed an amicus brief for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley.

Professor Peter Molk

Law Professor Peter Molk discusses LLC owners, default statutory protections on New York Business Divorce podcast

07.05.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law Assistant Professor Peter Molk was interviewed by Peter Mahler host of the “New York Business Divorce” podcast.

Law Professor Paul Diller comments on SCOTUS corruption ruling in Statesman Journal

06.29.2016 | Raymond Penney

Law Professor Paul Diller was quoted in a Statesman Journal article reporting on a United States Supreme Court ruling Learn more.

William J. Howe III JD‘75

William J. Howe III JD‘75 receives Meyer Elkin Essay Award for article in the Family Court Review

06.24.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law Alumnus William J. Howe III JD ‘75, received the Meyer Elkin Essay Award.

Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article discussing Oregon’s legal tab

06.23.2016 | Raymond Penney

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Tribune article.

Associate Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins

Law Professor Dobbins comments in PBJ article on ACA's 'Risk Corridors' program

06.10.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette's Civil Procedure Expert and Law Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins commented in a PBJ Article regarding a Lawsuit by Health Republic Insurance Co.

Willamette Law Alumnus Donald L. Krahmer

Willamette Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer receives the 2016 Living and Giving Award

06.09.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer Jr. ‘81, JD/MBA‘87 receive the Living and Giving Award.

Associate Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman discusses how law firm’s reorganization will impact law students

06.08.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David A. Friedman discusses how local law firm's reorganization will impact law students seeking employment.

Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in PBJ article on Oracle v. Oregon dispute

06.03.2016 | Raymond Penney

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing the ongoing political ramifications of the Oracle v. Oregon legal battle.

Associate Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins

Law Professor Jeff Dobbins weighs in on Oregon's public records law

05.27.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette's civil procedure expert and law professor commented in Statesman-Journal article that reported on a recent judicial opinion concerning the ongoing dispute between former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian.

Law Professor Paul Diller makes sense of law affecting disputes between a city and its county

05.24.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Diller sheds light on the city of Cascade Locks' legal options to open a water-bottling operation in Hood River County.

Professor David Friedman

Willamette Law Professor David A. Friedman comments in PBJ article

04.12.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing Oracle’s latest legal tactic in an ongoing dispute with the state of Oregon

Professor Steven Green

Willamette Law Professor Steven Green quoted in Tennessean

04.11.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Religion and law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Steven Green discusses hurdles to potential lawsuits from a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee

James Cuno '73

James Cuno '73 discusses ISIS and cultural destruction

10.14.2015 | Adam Torgerson

On Nov. 5, the Getty CEO addresses the threat posed by ISIS.

Punit Renjen MM'86

Renjen MM'87 named among world’s most influential business leaders

09.22.2015 | Adam Torgerson

Punit Renjen MM'87, CEO of Deloitte Global and a Willamette trustee, was honored for his work inspiring others.

Red Light/Green Light runners

Willamette community unites to reclaim a world record in Red Light/Green Light

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

Discover how Tyler Janitz helped set a new world record in Red Light/Green Light at Willamette University, showcasing the close-knit community spirit on campus.

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Willamette earns national recognition for community service efforts

05.29.2015

The university is named on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

04.15.2015

Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco, recipient of the MacArthur "genius" award, will be honored with an honorary doctorate at Willamette University's commencement.

Grant supports student archaeology research at the Ness of Brodgar

01.29.2015

M. H. Wiener Foundation helps students unearth new finds in Scotland.

Former Oregon Governor believes the fight for equality must continue

01.20.2015

Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts shares her personal story as part of a MLK celebration.

Alumnus, visiting English professor nominated for Oregon Book Awards

01.16.2015

An alumnus and visiting English professor were both nominated for their plays.

Shimomura connects art making to life events in "An American Diary"

01.07.2015

Artist Roger Shimomura will share how race, ethnicity influenced his art in "An American Diary" on Jan. 23.

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