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Mar 6th, 2018 | By

By Claire Matthews-Lingen ASWU Senator ASWU President Jack Wellman reported that he has put together two student task forces: one to work with faculty on the general education redesign and one to work on a new meal plan option. The Student Budget Advisory Committee, chaired by President Wellman, will be working closely with administrators to

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ASWU Report

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By Benjamin Love ASWU Senator On the Feb. 22 the Associated Students of Willamette University (ASWU) met, the meeting went as follows: The club Active Minds was approved unanimously; the club helps advocate for mental health and encourages positivity. The Dance Club was also approved. The Co-Presidents of Wulapallooza came to the meeting and spoke

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Hospital renovations to address long wait-times

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By Jordan Degalia Contributor The emergency room at Salem Health has notoriously long wait times. Located across the street from Willamette, this hospital serves as the closest place students can go in the event of an emergency when Bishop Wellness Center and smaller clinics based off of a student’s individual insurance plan are not sufficient

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WU prepares second Day of Service

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By Heather Pearson Staff Writer On Saturday March 10, the Willamette community is encouraged to participate in WU Global Day of Service. Alongside Into the Streets and Bearcats Give Back, WU Global Day of Service is a large-scale service event planned by staff in the Office of Community Service Learning (CSL). Participants will engage in

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OR legislature discusses healthcare for all

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By Kellen Bulger News Editor A proposed bill was passed in Oregon’s House of Representatives last week that would amend the state’s 160-year-old Constitution to read: “It is the obligation of the state to ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to effective, medically appropriate, and affordable health care as a fundamental right.” Here

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Spanish language debate team win big coast to coast

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer Two weekends ago, the Spanish co-captains of the Willamette University Debate Union, senior Kricia Ruano Espinoza and sophomore Emilia Cubelos, took off to Ithaca, New York to compete in the Spanish Division of the 2018 Cornell IV. This was the first time debate has traveled a team to compete in

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Leadership shifts in South Africa

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer South African president, Jacob Zuma resigned from office on Feb. 14 after a nearly nine year presidency and a plethora of scandals. “No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name,” Zuma stated during a nationally televised political address. “I

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J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations being performed on Friday

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

By Sophie Smith Staff Writer On Friday, Feb. 23, internationally-acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Kahane will perform J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations in Willamette’s Smith Auditorium. This concert is part of the 2017-18 Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series, a program that hosts performances by distinguished musical guests. This semester’s featured artist is Jeffrey Kahane, a celebrated musician living

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WU Unplugged starts up on campus

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer Energy usage in the dorm halls is something every student who has lived on campus has experienced, but likely not put much thought into. How much electricity is wasted by leaving power cords on when they’re not in use? What about leaving on the lights in a room when nobody

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Hundreds demonstrate at Capitol for passing of emissions cap

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

By Kellen Bulger News Editor Last week, hundreds of people flooded the Capitol grounds with signs in hand. They were advocating for the passing of a bill which is currently moving through the Oregon Senate. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their current levels to eighty percent of what the state of

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