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Hidden Histories: A few stories behind -- and around -- campus landmarks

Stories in this issue

The 'Get Fisher' Squad

Western’s fourth president was a lover of big ideas. That made him a target.

This Brain is Fighting Back

Jeff Carroll spends his days studying the monster destined to kill him

The Fisher Documents: Clash of Ideological Warriors

Fisher and Sefrit in a 1935 behind-the-scenes showdown

A Wave of Change

WWU alum and Princeton sociologist Doug Massey explains how U.S. immigration policy reshapes our demographics and our politics

The Big One

Those Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes we've been hearing about lately -- how bad could they be?


Kids from WWU after-school robotics program honored for creativity, problem-solving and all-around MacGyvery

In Over My Head

A '60s-era student had to face her fears before she could graduate

The Power of Scholarships

The Western Stands for Washington Campaign will double the funds committed to scholarships and student support

Work begins on Carver overhaul

Renovating the Carver Academic Facility will take about two years

Tiny collaborations: Alum honored for research in ‘quorum sensing’

Luminescent bacteria know to turn on the lights in a crowd

Theatre’s Rich Brown is the state’s Professor of the Year

The second time since 2013 a Western professor has won the award

Western moves into new digs in the heart of Downtown Bellingham

Stop by and see us in the Herald Building

The search is on for Western’s next president

Trees of History

What remains of a tree older than Western's campus

Bringing a new sound to Cuban audiences

A WWU Music faculty member joins the first brass quintet to visit Cuba in 50 years

Froderberg led Western through tragedy

The former mathematics professor stepped up after a 1987 plane crash killed three top administrators

Class Notes Question for Justin Neal ('96), Playwright

How do your own life experiences influence your plays?

Class Notes Question for DJ Brimer ('00), Career-changer

What do firefighting and teaching have in common?

Class Notes Question for Georgie Bright Kunkel ('44), Speaker, Writer, Stand-Up Comedian

What's the best joke you ever told?

Class Notes Questions for Kathryn Aalto ('98), Author, Historian, Garden Designer

What did John Miles, professor emeritus of Environmental Studies, teach you about nature writing?