Title IX sparked seismic changes in gender equality in education
Hear from a few faculty at Western who are forging ahead in academic fields previously (or still) dominated by men
Basketball gave Gracie Phelps a place to start healing after childhood abuse, and the courage to seek justice.
The team's unofficial journalist became one of the first women sports reporters
How student Eric Becker got that shot
Western’s Sound.Out.Radio makes music for night owls, literally.
Western changed campus lighting to save birds and energy.
Western's cabin on Sinclair Island has a storied history
A look at women's athletics at Western before Title IX
Two national champs, a professional athlete, and a legendary athletics historian
WWU IN THE NEWS: Robin Kodner
Ceci Lopez wants more people to have the power of the law behind them.
WWU IN THE NEWS: Volcano Research
WWU IN THE NEWS: Jared Ross Hardesty
Know a high school student who could follow you to WWU?
One of the great achievements of the women's movement was the enactment of Title IX
His Lavender Country is considered the first openly gay country and western band
Big changes were already under way at Western the year Title IX was enacted.
Erik Fretheim, director of Western’s Cyber Security Program, offers a few tips for the rest of us to keep our data out of the wrong hands
19 life-changing days in Ecuador with WWU’s Honors College
WWU's Nick Galati shows Mount Vernon students how science could be in their future
Alum Will Taylor’s book about first love is one of a growing number of LGBTQ+ stories for kids
An alum who helped develop a new solar window technology in a lab at Western returns to install the finished product at the Western Gallery

Class Notes

Dann Mead Smith - 1990

Class Note

Dann Mead Smith, B.A., political science, is a consultant on public policy issues and the co-leader of Project 42, a non-profit advocacy group that funds, launches and mentors organizations that prioritize free markets and personal liberty. Previously, Dann spent 20 years as president of the Washington Policy Center.

Jean Marie Arneson - 1976


Jean Marie Arneson, 69, on Sept. 13, 2022, in Anacortes.

Josefina Magaña - 2007

Class Note

Josefina Magaña, B.A., sociology and Spanish, is the new director of Thurston Thrives, a community initiative by the Thurston County Chamber Foundation that focuses on community health and safety.