August 2016 News

Willamette Law's Steven Williams JD’96 promoted to assistant vice president and associate counsel

In his new position, Williams will lead the ISG Legal department, supporting The Standard and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York.


Willamette Academy executive director named

Emilio Solano ’09 will take over leadership of the Academy at the end of September.

Panhellenic Rummage Sale Opening Days 2016

Rummaging for sales and sustainability

Students bargain-hunt during an Opening Days event that contributes to Willamette’s waste reduction goals.


Leadership in defining access and affordability noted

Willamette’s initiatives were quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education story.


Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.


Opening Days gets the class of 2020 off to a good start

The Willamette community welcomes its newest members to campus.


Opening Days begins this week

Willamette gears up for a new academic year and the arrival of the class of 2020.

Rick's Cafe

Rick's Cafe returns with new management, menu, brews

The College of Law's trendy hangout welcomes students back with a grand reopening tomorrow.

Danny Santos Retirement Party

Willamette Law celebrates Associate Dean Santos

Students, alumni and colleagues gathered to recognize Danny Santos' service to Willamette.


College of Law welcomes updated Rick's Café: New coffee, lunch items

Breakfast and lunchtime at the College of Law get a welcomed boost from new management, professional staff, Caffe Umbria beans and new grab-and-go lunch options.


Ursin elected to global professional association's board

Willamette MBA’s Beth Ursin will serve on the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance’s board.


Willamette Law's John Kern JD/MM’94 goes head-to-head with International Olympic Committee

At the last minute, dual US/Kenya citizen Carvin Nkanata was denied entry into the Rio Olympic Games. Willamette alumnus John Kern took the case, jumped through legal obstacles of Olympic proportions, and finished first to save the dream of a world-class athlete.


Beseda tapped to lead USF's Enrollment efforts

Current Willamette VP will become the vice provost of strategic enrollment management.

Law Professor Davidson quoted in Statesman Journal on lasting impact of Oregon v. Rideout

Willamette law professor Caroline Davidson discusses how rape trials have changed in the 38 years since the landmark spouse rape case in 1978.


Willamette introduces a University Council this fall

The group includes broad representation and serves as the central coordinating body for shared governance.


Progress update from Bearcat Athletics

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


Symeonides honored, teaches course at prestigious international law academy in Europe

Law Professor Symeon Symeonides is one of only six American law professors chosen to teach the general course at The Hague Academy of International Law.

Willamette University

Passing the mace

Professor Don Negri takes over faculty marshal duties from emeritus professor Grant Thorsett.


Assistant professor named Kavli Fellow

Katja Meyer attends the Kavli Frontiers of Science Indonesian-American Symposium.


Questions of justice

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

Bill Duvall Willamette University professor

Life of the mind

As history professor Bill Duvall retires after 45 years at Willamette, we look at how he and other legendary faculty members have helped students discover the enduring benefits of a liberal arts education.


In conversation with Anelise Zimmer '16

As the student speaker at Commencement 2016, Anelise Zimmer ’16 drew on her Willamette experiences and urged her fellow new graduates to find the courage to climb life’s mountains.


Artists in residence

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

Valhalla Gorge

In nature's grip

Filmmaker John Waller ’98 journeys into uncharted territory to share stories of discovery, beauty and love.