October 2016 News

Fall progress update from Bearcat Athletics

A new women's sport will join the roster at Willamette.

This scary, frustrating, crazy, unprecedented election

This year’s extraordinary presidential election has made voters across the country anxious and angry. At Willamette, professors and classes help students navigate through the confusion and understand why their informed vote is important.


Identity, climate change and other topics head Carson talks

Undergraduates present findings from Carson Undergraduate Research Grants.

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Willamette students respond to the 2016 presidential debates

How is Willamette University responding to the 2016 presidential election? Find out in this video of students at DebateWatch and this preview article from Willamette magazine’s fall issue.


Willamette students help the needy through harvest gleaning

Food Recovery Network travels to Molalla, Oregon, to collect hundreds of pounds of apples.


Overture: Music Inspired by Shakespeare

A full symphony, choral ensemble and pair of pianists from Willamette University will present a musical event inspired by Shakespeare.


Students asked to update emergency contact information

All students will be required to update their information before registering for classes.


NAAC moot court competition names winners

Willamette University College of Law hosted the annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition last week, where students argued a criminal matter in front of judges.

Outdoor program

During outdoor odysseys, new friendships form

Willamette’s Outdoor Program offers 120 trips per year to Oregon’s coast, mountains and other popular spots.


Campus Life office broadens scope to better serve students’ needs

The office is a hub to connect students with services, programs and resources across campus.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay delivers Atkinson Lecture

The acclaimed author and “bad feminist” inspired laughter, tears, social change and self-reflection.


Sharon Holbrook JD’01 appointed to Colorado district judgeship

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Willamette Law alumna Sharon Holbrook JD’01 to district judge for the Colorado District Court in the 17th Judicial District.


Law Professor Dobbins on OPB to comment on Supreme Court term this fall

Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins discussed the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left open by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and the court’s term that began this week.


Willamette Law's Danny Santos JD'86 named to Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees

The Oregon Senate confirmed Danny Santos JD’86, Willamette alumnus and former associate dean for student affairs and administration, to the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees on September 22.


Willamette ranked among the best in the Northwest

The new Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking places Willamette as second highest institution in Oregon, fourth highest in the Northwest.

Bearcat Friday

#BearcatFriday social media photo contest during October

Prizes awarded to Bearcats sporting Willamette attire on Fridays.


Students assess this year’s unusual election through presidential debate event

Hundreds of students, community members gather for DebateWatch 2016.