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Western Washington University is the most efficient school among universities of its type in the Pacific Northwest, according to a U.S. News & World Report analysis that compared spending and educational quality.

And Western ranked second overall as most efficient among regional colleges and universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific.

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When Blake Young, owner of NuCanoe, needed business advice, he turned to the Small Business Development Center at Western Washington University.

Based in Bellingham, the business has 120 dealers in the U.S. and Canada, and the boats also are distributed in five other countries. Recently, the company turned to the SBDC for expertise in business analysis and in lining up financing.

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How did poets from centuries ago see their environment? And, more importantly, what did they think about the interactions between people and the earth?

Western Washington University Professor of English Ning Yu sought to answer those questions in his new book, “Borrowed from the Great Lump of the Earth: An American Ecocritic’s Translation of Tang Poems,” published by...

The Office of Admissions at Western Washington University recently shared this video of a song that incoming freshman Mikaela Hansen wrote and performed as part of her application.
 
If you're wondering, she did get in.
 

It's no secret, especially among Western Washington University faculty, that access to academic resources is critical to the university's ongoing excellence. In a time when budgets are tight and costs are increasing, it's especially important to find other ways to ensure academic work can continue unabated.

That's one reason that Western Libraries recently hired Mike...

The Western Washington University Annual Fund conducted its first-ever crowdfunding campaign recently to raise money for a cutting-edge microscope for WWU biology students.

When Biology Department chair Joann Otto told University Advancement in December that she had been raising money to get a Leica DMi6000 microscope at a massive $50,000 discount (it normally...

The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, and Western Washington University was ranked No. 1 among medium-sized schools, with 47 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

This was the third consecutive year that WWU has held the top spot overall in its category. Over the past 10 years the university has...

Patty Maboobzadeh, an office assistant in the Department of Music, and Karen Stout, Bowman Professor of Communication, are the latest to be recognized in the Western Way program for their excellent commitment to Western Washington University. 

"It doesn't matter how many concert programs she has to do, and it doesn't matter how many tasks I ask her to help me with...

Western Washington University students Keegan Strandness and Heather McTurnan, as they have done in the past, stood in Red Square on Friday, Feb. 13, the day before Valentines Day, to offer free hugs to passing students.

Photos by Rhys Logan / WWU

Roughly 50 students and community members gathered in Red Square on Global Divestment Day, Friday, Feb. 13, to urge the WWU Foundation to divest from fossil fuel companies. After a 20-minute "human oil spill" demonstration around Fisher Fountain, the protesters walked to Old Main, where they read a letter aloud in the Western Foundation office.

Photos by Rhys Logan / WWU