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Spring quarter began under blue skies on Tuesday, April 1.

Forecasters expect a partly cloudy day today with rain returning tomorrow afternoon and sticking around through the weekend.

In this video, students at Western Washington University talk about how technology supports their learning. Thayne Yazzie creatively uses camera equipment and computers available to students. Maddie Merriam studies from online recordings of her biology lectures. AJ Butler communicates with his professors through the web and with his smartphone.

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The WWU Cycling Team held its annual criterium race March 23 in Ferndale. The race attracted riders from roughly 10 Northwest schools.

Check out more photos from the event.

Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, received Western Washington University’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter commencement ceremony March 22 in Carver Gymnasium.

Murray Dow II, president and CEO of The Dow Hotel Co. in Seattle, gave the commencement address. Dow is a 1970 graduate of Western and a...

Steven Card has been hired as the new director of athletics at Western Washington University.

“I am pleased to announce that our national search identified Steve Card as the person to best lead Western’s athletics program. Steve impressed the search committee and the campus with his vision and ideas for the future of the program. This was a nationally competitive search with...

Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, received Western Washington University’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter commencement ceremony March 22 in Carver Gymnasium.

Murray Dow II, president and CEO of The Dow Hotel Co. in Seattle, gave the commencement address. Dow is a 1970 graduate of Western and...

The 2014 Trashion Show, featuring the work of sophomore students in Western Washington University's Industrial Design program, took place on Wednesday, March 19, in the Old Main Theater.

For the show, students created clothing designs by re-purposing trash and recycled materials.

The theme of the 2014 show was "Earth, Wind and Fire."

"With the Trashion...

Custodian Ela Chala is among the latest Western Washington University employees to be honored in the Western Way recognition program.

The program, begun in January, aims to recognize Western employees for their hard work on campus and to give their co-workers an opportunity to praise their efforts.

The submitter's comments about Chala:

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Equus, a saxophone quartet comprising four Western Washington University students, has advanced to the prestigious Music Teachers’ National Association Young Artist Chamber Music competition in Chicago.

The group, one of just seven wind ensembles to advance to...

In a continuing effort to improve Western Washington University’s adherence to its mission, university officials are soliciting feedback on six specific questions raised by President Bruce Shepard during his 2013 convocation speech.

In that speech, Shepard raised issues of diversity, access to education and...