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U.S. News names Willamette best in PNW for economic diversity

Willamette also ranked No. 2 for best liberal arts school and “Best Value School” in Oregon.

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Student draws strength from WU community to overcome personal loss

During a time of pain and healing, Katie Lee’s professors and classmates inspired her to make the most of her life.

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Willamette MBA program sets stage for promising career

Emily Anderson MBA’20 used her educational experience as a springboard to a job with one of the nation’s top accounting firms.

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MBA students Zoom toward interview success

Willamette students practice virtual interviews, how to tell their story through workshops.

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Lisa Landreman to join Willamette as vice president for student affairs

The newest addition to the president’s leadership team is passionate about inclusion, equity, mentorship and transformative learning.

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Willamette recognized for creating pathway to success for underrepresented students

Strive for College, an organization dedicated to educational access, gives the university high marks for fostering an environment that leads to timely graduation and rewarding careers.

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Willamette named ‘Best Value College’ by Princeton Review

University receives high marks for academic quality, affordability and success of alumni.

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Information for Concordia students

Willamette is ready to help you transfer and achieve your educational goals.

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Test optional colleges — what does that mean for you?

A record number of colleges and universities chose to go test optional last year.

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Well-being, health and safety on campus

Willamette’s Director of Campus Safety Ross Stout says the university is a pretty safe place — and takes a number of steps to keep it that way.

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Should I attend admitted student day?

After you’ve been accepted to a university, it’s easy to think your college search is over.

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Tips for new college students: Mental health

Fantastic opportunities and experiences await you during your first year at college. But all of that transition — new relationships, different academic expectations, roommates — can be stressful in ways you didn’t expect. 

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Best spots to visit at Willamette

First time visiting Willamette? Check out these popular places to get a better feel for campus.

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3 of the best college essays

Rock collecting, volunteer work, origami — college essays on each of these topics caught the attention of Willamette admission officers this year.

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Student-run EMS offers great career preparation

Willamette Emergency Medical Service is one of two services of its kind registered in state.

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Private vs. public college

Factors to consider when evaluating tuition and cost.

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Myths about college admissions

Misconceptions about the college admissions process abound. Sue Corner, Willamette’s senior associate director of admission, debunks 10 of the most popular ones.

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Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

In his first week as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Alfredo Zuniga ’12 relied on old notes from his Willamette biology class to teach students.

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10 things to do your senior year

You’re in the final stretch and it’s going fast.

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What is public health?

Public health encompasses a vast number of fields — it’s the policies, prevention and access to care that impact daily life in communities around the world. 

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Best places to eat in Salem

Whether we’re studying, meeting friends or simply heading to our weekly lunch spot, the Willamette community likes to frequent these spots. 

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What should you study in college? The answer may surprise you.

Be curious, adapt and collaborate — our future depends on it.

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Best questions to ask at your college visit

Google all you want, but visiting a college is the best way to find out if it’s truly right for you.

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How to prepare for college theatre auditions

Many colleges and universities, including Willamette, offer scholarships for serious theatre students.

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How to apply for financial aid

Financial aid is the best way to lower the sticker price of a college, and a few small steps can make the process more manageable.

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How to make extracurriculars stand out on a college app

Do you volunteer at the local food shelter, play soccer or practice an instrument? Or do you take care of relatives and hold a part time job

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When should I apply to college?

In college as in life, timing makes a difference.

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Get involved in clubs at Willamette

With 91 registered student organizations available this year, it’s harder to find something you’re not interested in.

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Willamette welcomes new opera chair

New chair is expert at building new art institutions, presenting concert music with contemporary twist.

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Capturing the ultimate race at sea

Supported by a colloquium grant, student documents his race from Washington to Alaska.

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Steps to choosing the right college

You’ve done the research, figured out the pros and cons and maybe even created a spreadsheet, but you still can’t narrow down your list.

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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

U.S. News and World Report listed Willamette University in the top tier of liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking the university 68th among the best liberal arts colleges and as a “Best Value School” in the magazine’s 2020 rankings.

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The most important things I learned my first year of college

When I stepped onto campus four years ago, I had no idea how much college would change my life.

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How to write the best college essay

Writing the college essay is the most stressful — and arguably, the most important — part of the application process. 

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Collaborative research catalyzes career

Undergraduate research experiences catalyzed the career of Alex Compton ’06, virologist and lead investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

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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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Tipping the scales of justice

Caylee Campbell JD’19 has been an advocate for positive change at home and abroad.

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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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Charting a course to Intel

CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 braved stormy seas en route to a promising career as a data analyst.

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A Growing Threat

Students in Willamette’s ‘Battle Lab’ target cancer cells.

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Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

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Willamette statement on admission evaluation in wake of Florida tragedy

Willamette will not consider in its admission decisions disciplinary action against high school or transfer students who engage in actions related to responsible citizenship and civic engagement.

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A summer of science turns students on to research

During this Willamette program, students make breakthroughs while working side-by-side with professors.

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Happy families

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

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Willamette’s annual Lū’au connected culture, community

The student-run production showcased history and tradition through music, dance, stories, song and food.

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New residential options help students live and learn

First-year students will be able to choose a new residential option that taps into and supports their interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and global living.

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Willamette's Academic Council unanimously endorses test-optional admissions

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

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Alumna, professor help Anya Rogala ’16 find her way

Through the help of her mentor, Anya Rogala ’16 transforms two internships into a chosen career.

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The Myriad Lives of a Maker

The more you talk with Will Nickerson ’16, the more you wonder, “What doesn’t he do?”

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Navigating the Corporate World

Campus leadership positions prepared Zhang for work at several major companies.

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Sigma Chi honors Jim Booth '64 with award

The award is the highest honor Sigma Chi can bestow upon its members.

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Willamette greets new graduate students

Nearly 200 first-year students enrolled at Atkinson, College of Law

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Willamette celebrates Class of 2019 during annual convocation ceremony on Aug. 21

Psychology professor and author Dacher Keltner offers students advice on achieving happiness.

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Opening Days showcases Willamette's community to new students

From swimming to volleyball, the Class of 2019 explored Willamette’s offerings.

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More Willamette students are going Greek

Thirty-four percent of students took part in Greek life as of last spring.

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Career Services earns national recognition for its student programs

Willamette earns three top awards, two finalist recognitions in five years

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Princeton Review names Willamette a top college

The university earns high rankings for sustainability, impact and value.

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Green Initiative Fund awards sustainability grants to students, staff

The awards will improve facilities, reduce waste and promote sustainability.

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Willamette earns national recognition for community service efforts

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

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Professor Abigail Susik selected to attend national art history seminar

The event is aimed to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergrads.

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Willamette’s institutional advertisement lands at PDX

The airport ad is a ‘first’ in a set of collaborative marketing efforts.

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Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

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Willamette community explores its capitol connections at April 2 event

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

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Greenfield merged financial, social values at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Atkinson Lecture featured Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

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Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible."

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Willamette ranked No. 10 for number of alumni serving in Peace Corps

With 11 alumni serving overseas, Willamette snags the No. 10 spot among small schools.

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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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Students find their voices through community radio

What’s it like to host a radio show? Chemistry professor Karen McFarlane Holman’s “Community Radio” students try it firsthand — and learn about themselves along the way.

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Amadou Fofana wins Mellon Fellowship at Duke University

Amadou Fofana has been awarded a Humanities Writ Large fellowship at Duke University.

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Remember poetry

In "Poetry," Chasar considers the vanishing memorized poem.

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Former Oregon Governor believes the fight for equality must continue

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

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Alumnus, visiting English professor nominated for Oregon Book Awards

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

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