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September 2020 News

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New faculty members join Willamette


Six new professors bring expertise in law, data science, Japanese, computer science and vocal jazz.

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Remembering Susan Hammer JD’76

09.02.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

Life trustee, trailblazing lawyer and dedicated community leader leaves a legacy of innovation and service.

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Historic Cone Chapel renovation fosters inclusive campus community

09.04.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Years in the making, a summer remodel opens up the chapel for flexible and safe gatherings.

Justice Hans A. Linde

Reflecting on the legacy of Justice Hans Linde

09.04.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

Hans A. Linde, longtime instructor at Willamette University College of Law, left an indelible imprint on the legal community in the state of Oregon.

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Students, faculty return to campus with cautious optimism

09.06.2020 | Daniel Johnson

With new safety protocols and classroom technology upgrades in place, students, faculty and staff returned to campus in August for in-person instruction and to reconnect with the WU community.

Lisa Landreman

Oregon fires and smoke concerns

09.11.2020 | Lisa Landreman, Vice President for Student Affairs

Here's the latest update on the Oregon wildfires, air quality conditions and resources for students.

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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.

Warren Binford, Professor of Law

Willamette Law faculty and alum recognized

09.15.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

Professor Warren Binford and Jackie Sandmeyer JD’19 to be honored by the Oregon American Constitution Society at their annual awards dinner.

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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.


Clarifications regarding COVID-19 testing guidance

09.21.2020 | Reopening Operations Committee

Reopening Operations Committee responds to community questions.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Remembering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's visit to Willamette

09.24.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Willamette in 2008, participating in the dedication ceremony for the Oregon Civic Justice Center.

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Campus tours resume under new precautions


Modified tour route and restricted access to campus spaces among the changes.

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How to get the best return on a business major

09.29.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Two Oregon entrepreneurs explain why a business major is essential at an arts and science university.

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