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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home for the holidays: a flash interview with Don Thomson, associate dean for health and well-being

12.06.2023 | Madeline Moore BA'26

Associate Dean for Health and Well-being Don Thomson gives guidance for students heading home for winter break.

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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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Katie Hill BA’23 studies the hidden heroes of our ecosystems

11.15.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

The first graduate of Willamette and Oregon State University's joint 3-2 Forestry program is investigating questions that climate scientists grapple with as they attempt to rehabilitate affected forests.

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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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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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Willamette University generates economic impact for Oregon

11.14.2023 | Paul McKean

New report illustrates Willamette University’s economic impact on the state of Oregon.

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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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“In the Deep” musical brings together three generations of Willamette alums and celebrates the power of connection

10.25.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

The world-premiere musical, born out of a partnership among three Willamette alumni, challenges audiences to be fearless in the name of connection.

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Former pre-med student becomes a professional hacker

10.17.2023 | Melanie Moyer

Carlos Luevanos BA’18 finds his passion making Zendesk’s newest tools and products safe and secure.

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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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Sarah Jenner BA’25 experiences a life-changing public health internship in Ghana

10.17.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

With the support of the Career Development team and Willamette’s pre-health Cahill Internship Fund, Jenner spent her summer in Ghana as an intern at the Princess Marie Children’s Hospital.

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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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Hayley Freedman’s BA’09 commitment to global citizenship brings life-saving care to East Africa

10.03.2023 | Melanie Moyer

First introduced to global public health and African Studies as a Willamette student, Hayley Freedman BA’09 continues a lifelong passion for service in her career.

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Internships lead to full-time position at Intel for Hadisa Gowhari MBA’23

10.03.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The MBA graduate and Fulbright fellow looks forward to focusing on her two passions: corporate finance and entrepreneurship.

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José Alvarado BA’13 is a software entrepreneur who is paying it forward

10.03.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Real-world experience, faculty mentors, and rich alumni connections helped José Alvarado start his own software agency and led to success in software engineering.

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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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Willamette’s Conversation Project featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud”

09.22.2023 | Paul McKean

Professor David Gutterman, Associate Professor Wendy Petersen-Boring and Mira Karthik BA’24 joined the popular radio program for a conversation about difficult conversations.

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Award-winning artist Olivia Harwood BFA’21 strives to empower herself and others in her work

09.20.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The PNCA alum is quickly attaining considerable status after having a number of shows, where audiences discover her passion for challenging notions of femininity.

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Willamette MBA ranked the #1 B-school in Oregon by Bloomberg Businessweek

09.20.2023 | University Communications

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management was the only MBA program in Oregon and one of two in the Pacific Northwest that made Bloomberg’s Best B-School list.

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Saniya Lakka BA’20 turns her computer science degree into a dream job at Nike

09.20.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Saniya Lakka took advantage of her courses, an internship, and student work opportunities to become a machine learning engineer at Nike.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A with Nairobi Aguilar JD'25

09.14.2023 | University Communications

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (also known as Latinx/e Heritage Month), Willamette University asked Nairobi Aguilar JD'24, president of the Latinx Law Student Association, about why the month is meaningful.

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Willamette University welcomes more than 1,000 new students

09.08.2023 | University Communications

At its five colleges from Portland to Salem, Willamette University kicked off the new academic year with celebration and community.

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Jeremy Coste BA’17 banks on brilliance to become one of the youngest directors at Bank of America

09.05.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Willamette's Gifted Scholars program allowed Jeremy Coste BA'17 to get a head-start on college at a remarkable pace — leading him to a job as director at Bank of America at the age of 24.

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Camille Mercier MBA’09 earns her “seat at the table”

09.05.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

With a Willamette MBA in hand, Mercier makes history as the first female CEO of Spirit Mountain Casino.

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Eileen Isagon Skyers MA’14 speaks about the intersection of art and AI on the TED2023 stage

09.05.2023 | Melanie Moyer

An expert on digital art and culture, Skyers spoke at the TED2023 conference about artists innovating with digital technology.

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From music major to ethical hacker

09.05.2023 | Paul McKean

Ariel Todoki’s BA’18 studies at the intersection of music and computer science gave her an advantage as she launched into a career in cybersecurity.

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Former transfer student and BA/MBA alum works to solve clients’ problems and give them peace of mind

08.07.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The 3+2 MBA grad utilizes the life skills he learned in the business school to solve clients’ problems and give them peace of mind.

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Morgan Gratz-Weiser BA’13 takes on vital role in the Governor’s office

08.07.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The alum works to support the governor’s policies on climate, clean energy and natural resources along with housing, health and education.

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Incoming computer and data science faculty bring interdisciplinary expertise and new learning opportunities

07.25.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Introducing Willamette's new computing and information sciences faculty: talented app developers, turtle enthusiasts and passionate educators.

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Willamette University and Pacific Northwest College of Art sign agreement for PNCA to become part of university

09.17.2020 | Marketing and Communications

PNCA will join Willamette as an independent college within the university.

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Willamette chemists help distillery boost sanitizer production

04.09.2020

Chemistry department helps Divine Distillers increase hand sanitizer production by donating and prepping materials. The Print Center and graphic designers provided labels.

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Trustees elect Willamette’s first female board chair

06.26.2019

Lynne Saxton ’76 assumed Board of Trustees role June 1.

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Class of 2019 celebrates new beginnings

05.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Commencement speakers offer advice, humor as more than 400 grads prepare for future.

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New VP of marketing and communications appointed

05.15.2019

Tim Cobb to lead University Communications beginning July 1.

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Commencement speakers, honorary degrees announced

04.02.2019 | University Communications

Leaders in physics, business and law will address graduates from the class of 2019.

Assistant Professor of Biology Rosa León-Zayas, Karen Espinoza ’19, Moncerrad Barajas Gomez ’21, Arianna Cannady ’19, Kat Vazquez ’21, Dayton Towata ’19  and Jash Sekai ’19.

Students find ‘all races, all research fields’ represented at science conference

11.13.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students present summer research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science conference.

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In memoriam: William Swindells, 1930–2018

11.12.2018

Willamette life trustee and supporter helped shape and support the university for nearly 50 years.

Introducing Willamette’s new daily bulletin, events calendar and more

09.21.2018 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Next week, Today@Willamette will arrive daily with things to know and things to do. The weekly bulletin moves to Wednesday. The new events calendar is live now.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

08.24.2018 | Adam Torgerson

Listed as well among the nation’s environmentally friendly and sustainable colleges, Willamette is also ranked as a “Best Western College” and a “College that Pays You Back.”

University provides option of using a preferred name

08.13.2018

Willamette students, employees and staff may specify a name other than their legal one for use within the university’s information systems.

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Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

Diplomas in hand, graduates move on to the next stages of their lives.

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Top 10 Willamette Instagram posts of 2017

12.21.2017

The total solar eclipse, relighting of the Star Trees and colorful campus received the most love on the university’s account.

Tax reform and higher education

12.04.2017

Resources and information about how new legislation could impact Willamette and other colleges and universities.

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Portal to replace website gateway pages

12.04.2017

Over winter break, WITS will retire the Willamette website’s gateway pages for students, faculty and staff.

Distilled: Pub Talks

Astrophysics on tap for Willamette’s new pub talk series ‘Distilled’

10.16.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Willamette pub talks kick off Nov. 1 at Half Penny

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Mandatory password change for everyone

10.04.2017

Members of the university community must change their Willamette network passwords by Oct. 17.

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‘Phenomenon on the lawn’ attracts national attention

08.24.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Journalists join Willamette for the “Phenomenon on the lawn.”

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‘Phenomenon on the Lawn’ — Willamette celebrates the eclipse

08.21.2017

Crowds pack the North Lawn and Quad to view the total solar eclipse.

Nani Apo JD'13 earned her JD and certificate in dispute resolution from Willamette Law and now works for the Oregon Department of Justice.

Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

03.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital in Portland, Nani Apo JD’13 heard all kinds of complaints.

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From studio art major to sports entrepreneur

03.08.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

"Had I not gone to Willamette MBA, this company would not exist.”

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Keeping PACE with Larry Ettner

02.23.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

One of the signature programs at Willamette University MBA celebrates milestone.

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A Kosovo connection

02.07.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Willamette MBA alumni lend business expertise to reinvigorate a Kosovo high school.

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Willamette’s top 10 animal photos on Instagram in 2016

12.21.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Did Bearcats love dogs, ducks, goats or owls the most?

Bearcat Friday

#BearcatFriday social media photo contest during October

10.03.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Prizes awarded to Bearcats sporting Willamette attire on Fridays.

Updates on communications and enrollment

09.19.2016 | Stephen Thorsett

Russ Yost and Jeremy Bogan will take on expanded roles after Oct. 7.

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Renjen MM'86 named among world’s most influential business leaders

09.22.2015 | Adam Torgerson

Punit Renjen MM '86, CEO of Deloitte Global and a Willamette trustee, was honored for his work inspiring others.

Princeton Review names Willamette a top college

08.10.2015 | Erin Dahl

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

Willamette University launches renewed website this summer

06.05.2015

The site is designed for mobile optimization and includes new multimedia tools for storytelling.

Willamette University develops Institutional Marketing Plan

03.30.2015

The first-ever plan charts a course for telling the Willamette story better.

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