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October 2016 News


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

10.03.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Hundreds of students, community members gather for DebateWatch 2016.

Bearcat Friday

#BearcatFriday social media photo contest during October

10.03.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Prizes awarded to Bearcats sporting Willamette attire on Fridays.

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Willamette ranked among the best in the Northwest

10.04.2016 | University Communications

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

Danny Santos

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

10.05.2016 | Sarah Carlson

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.

Sharon Holbrook

Sharon Holbrook JD’01 appointed to Colorado district judgeship

10.06.2016 | Sarah Carlson

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.

Jeffrey Dobbins

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

10.06.2016 | Sarah Carlson

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.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay delivers Atkinson Lecture

10.07.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

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

Campus Life office

Campus Life office broadens scope to better serve students’ needs

10.10.2016 | University Communications

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


Cemetery provides an unlikely spot for class research

10.14.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

For science class, students study tombstone inscriptions.

Outdoor program

During outdoor odysseys, new friendships form

10.16.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

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

Students asked to update emergency contact information

10.17.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

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

Students practice in the moot courtroom

NAAC moot court competition names winners

10.17.2016 | Sarah Carlson

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

Zero Waste

Willamette creates institutional sustainability goals

10.17.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Students invited to make a sustainable impact.

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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.

Food recovery network

Willamette students help the needy through harvest gleaning

10.24.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

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

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Willamette students respond to the 2016 presidential debates

10.24.2016 | Adam Torgerson

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.

Identity, climate change and other topics head Carson talks

10.24.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Undergraduates present findings from Carson Undergraduate Research Grants.


This scary, frustrating, crazy, unprecedented election

10.28.2016 | Sarah Evans

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.

Fall progress update from Bearcat Athletics

10.31.2016 | University Communications

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

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