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ASWU Report

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Ben Love ASWU Senator Following the Associated Students of Willamette University meeting that took place on Thursday, April 12, The discussion that took place during the meeting covered a range of topics from the recently elected senators to next years’ first year class. This was the first campaign cycle since ASWU Senate voted to

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Budget cuts eliminate CSL director position

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Heather Pearson Staff Writer Another round of tough budget cuts are currently being felt campus-wide. In the Office of Community Service Learning (CSL), the decision has been made to not hire a director for the upcoming year. CSL coordinates community service programming for the university, including weekly service opportunities, alternative spring break trips, annual

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Donation creates homeless shelter in Portland

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer Columbia CEO Tim Boyle has just announced that he will be donating $1.5 million towards a new homeless shelter in Portland. This shelter will hold 100 beds and will offer the homeless a place to eat, sleep, do laundry, bathe and have access to health and social services. It will

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Trump’s personal lawyer under investigation

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Sophie Smith Staff Writer If the name ‘Michael Cohen’ rings any bells, it may be about his connection with President Donald Trump’s latest scandal – a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who had an affair with Trump in 2006. In recent weeks it has been revealed Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer,

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SBAC plans discussed

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 11, the Student Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC) and senior administrators joined students to go over changes to the budget for the next academic year. In an effort to be more transparent after student protest regarding the Bishop decision last summer, Vice President of Finance Dan Valles, Senior

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Black activists’ legacies live on

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Heather Pearson Staff Writer Last week, the United States and South Africa mourned the 90th birthday of the late Maya Angelou and the recent death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Two famous and complex black activists, the passing of each carries differing meaning for different communities. An activist, poet and brilliant writer, Maya Angelou has been

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Willamette tuition set to increase by four percent

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Kellen Bulger News Editor Last week it was announced that the Board of Trustees approved a four percent increase in tuition for the 2018-19 academic year, meaning the current price will move from $47,840 to $49,750. In a statement released by University Communications, a few details were provided as to why the tuition price

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Annual Green Fund receives record amount of grant proposals

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer This year, the Green Fund committee received a total of ten annual grants. This is more grants than they have ever received in the past, which totaled to more funds than the Green Fund had to offer. In the end, seven of these grants were fully or partially funded. The

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China & US embark on potential trade war

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer Headlines are abound regarding a trade war between the United States and China. Last week, Trump announced $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese products. The potential for a trade war has been looming for almost a year now, dating back to April 2017 when Trump launched an investigation into

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ASWU Report

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Benjamin Love ASWU Senator Following the Associated Students of Willamette University (ASWU) meeting that took place on Thursday, April 5. President Jack Wellman spoke on the ASWU Student Portal that has just launched. The ASWU Student Portal, located on the WU Portal, is a student only portal site with content and discussion on both

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