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In the News

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As Western’s brand-new Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program nears its first-ever major-application deadline on Dec. 31, Western Today thought it would be helpful for the campus community –… Continue reading Apply now to be a part of Western's first Marine and Coastal Science cohort

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Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each Friday, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in… Continue reading Research Recap for May 14

They say bad things come in threes, but don’t tell that to WWU Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeanine Amacher. She has received three career milestones during just this school year alone – a… Continue reading For Western’s Jeanine Amacher, ‘Good Things Come in Threes’

Christopher ‘Caskey’ Russell has been named the new dean of the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today. Russell,… Continue reading Christopher ‘Caskey’ Russell Named New Dean of Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

What makes Western special? Lots of things, including dedicated faculty and staff, and passionate students who become extraordinary alumni. Join us as we honor four inspiring alumni who have used… Continue reading The countdown is on: Get to know four alumni who are Making Waves on Friday, May 14

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Western and Climate Change

10 stories about how Western's faculty, staff and students are working to make a difference in the most existential threat facing the global community today.