News

ISSUE 25 | 04/18/18

Donation creates homeless shelter in Portland

by Natalie Roadarmel

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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 be located under the Broadway Bridge, and… read more


SBAC plans discussed

by Quinlyn Manfull


Trump’s personal lawyer under investigation

by Sophie Smith


Budget cuts eliminate CSL director position
by Heather Pearson


ASWU Report
by Benjamin Love

 


ISSUE 24 | 04/11/18

Black activists’ legacies live on

by Heather Pearson

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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… read more


Annual Green Fund receives record amount of grant proposals

by Natalie Roadarmel


Willamette tuition set to increase by four percent

by Heather Pearson


China & US embark on potential trade war
by Quinlyn Manfull


ASWU Report
by Benjamin Love

 


ISSUE 23 | 04/04/18

Professors promoted, given tenure

by Kellen Bulger

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Just last month it was announced that nine WU faculty members would be receiving tenure and/or promotions from the university. The decision to promote and give tenure to WU faculty members is one that is made every semester and approved by President Thorsett and the Board of Trustees. When a professor that is a part of a university receives tenure or… read more


African countries sign free trade agreements

by Quinlyn Manfull


UN emphasizes Climate Change

by Heather Pearson


Full house for the gubernatorial elections
by Natalie Roadarmel


ASWU creates student portal
by Gianni Marabella


ASWU Report
by Claire Matthews-Lingen

 


ISSUE 22 | 03/21/18

WU community and nation say #Enough!

by Ryleigh Norgrove & Sophie Smith

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In a gun control debate often dominated by defeatism, words spoken at Willamette’s Walkout: #Enough! last Wednesday offered a welcome message of hope. “There’s good news out there,” said Reverend Dr. Deb Patterson, a clergywoman and Willamette mother who spoke before the walkout. “Young people like you… read more


City of Salem cracks down on homeless camps

by Matthew Taylor


Trump Administration sues california over sanctuary laws

by Heather Pearson


Myanmar Government Rejects UN Findings
by Quinlyn Manfull


ASWU Report
by Benjamin Love

 


ISSUE 21 | 03/14/18

The right to be forgotten

by Quinlyn Manfull

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This past week, Google revealed that it had received requests to remove 2.4 million web addresses from its search engines following the 2017 European Court of Justice’s ruling that people have… read more


ASWU proposes amendments to their constitution

by Gianni Marabella


Emails show that oil extraction was main motivation in…

by Kellen Bulger


Student input required in tuition hikes at OR universities
by Ryleigh Norgrove


ASWU Report
by Claire Matthews-Lingen

 


ISSUE 20 | 03/07/18

Bearcat pantry exemplifies student altruism

by Julia Di Simone

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This Monday marked the opening of Willamette’s student-run food pantry. Located in Shepard House, the pantry is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Students are encouraged to… read more


Oregon lawmakers act on the call for gun control

by Natalie Roadarmel


KWU Show “Wistory” Tells Diverse Alumni Stories

by Heather Pearson


Florida survivors refuse to be silenced after tragedy
by Matthew Taylor


ASWU Report
by Claire Matthews-Lingen

 


ISSUE 19 | 02/28/18

Leadership shifts in South Africa

by Natalie Roadarmel

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“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 have therefore come to the decision to resign as President of the republic… read more


Hospital renovations to address long wait-times

by Jordan Degalia


OR legislature discusses healthcare for all

by Kellen Bulger


WU prepares second Day of Service
by Heather Pearson


Spanish language debate team win big coast to coast

by Quinlyn Manfull


ASWU Report
by Ben Love

 


ISSUE 18 | 02/21/18

ELGL puts focus on local government

by Matthew Taylor

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On Friday afternoon, a group of civic leaders who hold positions in local governments across the country came to Willamette for the first ever to host an event called “Inspiring Local Government Careers”, hosted by the advocacy group… read more


WU Unplugged starts up on campus

by Natalie Roadarmel


Trans student federal protections ending

by Heather Pearson


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


Hundreds demonstrate at Capitol for passing of emissions cap

by Kellen Bulger


Bishop discussion at ASWU meeting
by Ben Love

 


ISSUE 17 | 02/14/18

Sustainability conference inspires students

by Natalie Roadarmel

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This past week, eighteen Willamette students had the opportunity to attend a regional sustainability conference in Portland. WOHESC (Washingtion Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference) is a conference dedicated to… read more


Eating for liberation creates food for thought

by Heather Pearson


Sanctions on Russia revoked

by Matthew Taylor


American companies attempt to internalize healthcare
by Kellen Bulger


Title IX lawsuit creates new women’s lacrosse team

by Julia Di Simone


ASWU discusses new Bishop plan
by Claire Matthews-Lingen

 


ISSUE 16 | 02/07/18

University proposes to restore Bishop services

by Gianni Marabella

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Yesterday, the University announced a plan to raise the student wellness fee from $100 per year to $310 to allow Bishop Wellness Center to provide both mental and physical health services again in the 2018-2019 academic year. If the proposal is put into action, students will once again be able to access… read more


Humans force Earth into its sixth major extinction

by Ben Newman


“Consent is” campaign

by Heather Pearson


Salem’s rapidly growing homeless population

by Natalie Roadarmel


WU President attends ASWU
by Ben Love

 


ISSUE 15 | 01/31/18

White house tariff targets renewables

by Kellen Bulger

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Last week, President Trump imposed a tariff on foreign imported solar panels and washing machines. This move was in part to keep good on his platform surrounding the support of American businesses. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer… read more


Audit shows how OR is vulnerable to “the big one”

by Natalie Roadarmel


Oregon Democrats see large win in healthcare battle

by Matthew Taylor


ASP students coming to WU

by Sophie Smith


Olympians take a stand against Nassar

by Heather Pearson


Title IX discussion at ASWU meeting
by Claire Matthews-Lingen

 


ISSUE 14 | 01/24/18

Transfer Student-Athlete Previously Found Responsible for Sexual Misconduct Now Attends Willamette

by Holly Walsh & Heather Pearson

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This fall, Willamette admitted a student-athlete found responsible of a sexual misconduct charge at his previous university. This occurrence comes in the midst of nationwide dialogue over the prevalence of sexual assault everywhere from Hollywood to the Oregon State Capitol… read more


Widespread Obama era regulation cuts take effect

by Kellen Bulger


This is not a drill, ballistic missile threat sends Hawaii into shock

by Natalie Roadarmel


Birth tourism and Trump’s immigration
by Jarod Todeschi

 


ISSUE 13 | 12/6/17

Re-lighting of Star Trees begins holiday season

by Natalie Roadarmel

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If you were to ask any student on campus, it is a given that they would be able to explain what the Star Trees are and where they are planted. The Star Trees have a commanding and important presence on campus, representing the history of the University as well as all that is to come. Although the Star Trees… read more


President Trump’s controversial travel ban resurfaces

by Gianni Marabella


North Korea continues nuclear testing

by William Gupton


ASWU report
by Claire Mathews-Lingen

 


ISSUE 9 | 11/1/17

Xi Jinping and China’s move to world leader

by Jessica Weiss

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In a move seen as unprecedented since the time of Mao Zedong, founder of modern Communist China, Chinese president Xi Jinping has incorporated “Xi Jinping Thought” into the Chinese constitution… read more


Willamette sees faculty members moving on

by Matthew Taylor


Oregon Senator accused of sexual assault in Capitol

by Natalie Roadarmel


ASWU covers clubs and Bishop, welcomes new senator
by Ben Love


Office of Community Service Learning partners with Mission of Hope

by Matthew Taylor

 


ISSUE 8 | 10/25/17

Scientists observe Neutron Star collision for first-time

by Heather Pearson

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Scientists announced on Monday that they have detected the collision of two dead stars for the first time in human history… read more


Salem Progressive Film Series opens local discussion to students

by Natalie Roadarmel


University provides tuition benefits to employees
by Matthew Taylor


President Trump speaks at the anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council’s Summit

by Kellen Bulger

 


ISSUE 7 | 10/18/17

Slam poet celebrates Coming Out Day

by Heather Pearson

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Queer spoken word poet Katie Wirsing performed last Wednesday night in celebration of National Coming Out Day (NCOD). Recognizing LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming folks, this day falls on Oct. 11 every year and marks a time of celebration… read more


City of Salem paying as much as $61.8 million for new police facility

by Kellen Bulger


Julia Ioffe aids in understanding what Russia wants
by Maggie Chapin


Backlash on new Oregon anti-gun law

by Natalie Roadarmel


A life of support and service: Remembering Maribeth Collins

by Matthew Taylor

 


ISSUE 6 | 10/11/17

Budget allocates money to athletics facilities in Title IX compliance

by Heather Pearson

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Willamette is allocating roughly 2.5 million dollars toward capital projects for athletic facilities to increase compliance with Title IX requirements for female athletes. An expected 1.7 million will be put toward improvements of Sparks Field, $500,000 to locker rooms in McCulloch Stadium and $140,000 towards Sparks Fitness Center locker room changes… read more


Willamette makes list of top schools sending students to Teach for America

by Kellen Bulger


Hallie Ford Museum of Art showcases exhibits from around the globe
by Matthew Taylor


Students learn about restoration efforts in Zena Forest

by Natalie Roadarmel

 


ISSUE 5 | 10/4/17

Oregon implements new distracted driving law

by Heather Pearson

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On October 1st, Oregon’s new distracted driving law began taking effect. It is now illegal to use or hold any electronic device while driving, including cell phones, GPS’s, laptops or tablets. Under these new regulations, drivers face stricter rules, higher fines for disobeying the law and possible jail time for… read more


Student-led radio station begins broadcasting

by Gianni Marabella


Locally grown foods at Goudy

by Natalie Roadarmel


Ethnic cleansing in Myanmar creates refugee crisis
by Jessica Weiss