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Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

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Willamette Academy makes important progress

The executive director provides an update on the popular college access program for underrepresented students.

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Willamette trustee honors legendary mathematics professor

A $5.5 million pledge will impact students and faculty in mathematics and physics.

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Hallie Ford honors 25 years of contemporary American Indian art

Art museum has long history with Crow’s Shadow Institute of Arts.

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Alumni Weekend will bring Bearcat grads back to campus

Events for alumni to reconnect and reunite with classmates kick off on Friday.

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Sewing new and old tales into familiar fabrics

In her latest work, acclaimed Native American artist Marie Watt ’90 explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world.

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Willamette Store temporarily closes next month for renovation

In her latest work, acclaimed Native American artist Marie Watt ’90 explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world.

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Fundraising brought in $17.785M for 2016–17

Gifts recognize the university’s past and future impact, will enhance the student experience.

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Seven countries in one summer

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

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MBA alumni planning world’s biggest cider house in Portland

Colin Schilling ’10 MBA’12 and Kornei MBA’12 plan ambitious Portland expansion.

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Recipe for a successful baking company

From an enterprising class project, two Willamette alumni built a thriving gluten-free business.

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In conversation with Anelise Zimmer '16

As the student speaker at Commencement 2016, Anelise Zimmer ’16 drew on her Willamette experiences and urged her fellow new graduates to find the courage to climb life’s mountains.

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Artists in residence

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

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In nature's grip

Filmmaker John Waller ’98 journeys into uncharted territory to share stories of discovery, beauty and love.

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Willamette Law alumna Kelly Cole JD’96 joins CTIA as senior vice president of government affairs

Kelly A. Cole JD’96 was named senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, D.C.

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Willamette Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joins Blue Ridge Network's team of advisors

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joined Blue Ridge Network, bringing his global and business experience to the team of advisors.

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Two Willamette Law students named Shepherd Scholars, positively impact LGBTQ legal issues

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for $6,500 for their commitment to improving the quality of life for minorities.

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Law Professor Paul Diller comments on SCOTUS corruption ruling in Statesman Journal

Law Professor Paul Diller was quoted in a Statesman Journal article reporting on the United States Supreme Court ruling that ordered lower courts to reconsider whether the government's evidence of corruption is strong enough to try former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

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Tyler Reich '06 named AVP for university relations

An alumnus of Willamette, Reich returns to work in the advancement division.

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Law Professor Dobbins comments in PBJ article on ACA's 'Risk Corridors' program

Willamette's Civil Procedure Expert and Law Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins commented in a PBJ Article Reporting on a Lawsuit by Health Republic Insurance Co. Seeking $20 Million Dollars.

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Law Professor Jeff Dobbins weighs in on Oregon's public records law

Willamette's civil procedure expert and law professor commented in Statesman-Journal article that reported on a recent judicial opinion concerning the ongoing dispute between former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian.

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Law Professor Paul Diller makes sense of law affecting disputes between a city and its county

Diller sheds light on the city of Cascade Locks' legal options to open a water-bottling operation in Hood River County, where voters recently approved a ban on such facilities within the county limits.

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Lorenzo Williams JD'77 receives National Bar Association Award for Civil Rights

Law graduate recognized as pioneer who demonstrates concern for human and civil rights has history of significant litigation wins and community involvement

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Whipple '74 to lead Campus Life

The new VP for Campus Life begins June 1.

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Theresa Wright JD’81 receives Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Willamette Law’s director of externships and alumna recognized for dedication and service

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Hon. Paul De Muniz JD’75 honored with Literacy Trailblazer Award

Former OSC Chief Justice and Willamette Law’s Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence and alumnus has history of giving back to community

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Willamette Law Professor David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article about Oracle’s failed Cover Oregon website

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A team built on a lasting foundation

Head Basketball Coach Kip Ioane ’01, MAT ’02 leads by example.

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Willamette Magazine features four alumni musicians

Read about these four alumni in Willamette Magazine

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World War II helped shape Sen. Mark Hatfield’s political career

Hatfield ’43 made significant contributions to foreign policy during his 30-year career as an Oregon senator.

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Bearcats dominate 'Battle of the Beasts'

Three wins in one weekend - including soccer, volleyball and a donor challenge.

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Navigating the Corporate World

Campus leadership positions prepared Zhang for work at several major companies.

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Sigma Chi honors Jim Booth '64 with award

The award is the highest honor Sigma Chi can bestow upon its members.

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Renjen MM'86 named among world’s most influential business leaders

Punit Renjen MM '86, CEO of Deloitte Global and a Willamette trustee, was honored for his work inspiring others.

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Willamette greets new graduate students

Nearly 200 first-year students enrolled at Atkinson, College of Law

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Willamette celebrates Class of 2019 during annual convocation ceremony on Aug. 21

Psychology professor and author Dacher Keltner offers students advice on achieving happiness.

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Opening Days showcases Willamette's community to new students

From swimming to volleyball, the Class of 2019 explored Willamette’s offerings.

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More Willamette students are going Greek

Thirty-four percent of students took part in Greek life as of last spring.

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Career Services earns national recognition for its student programs

Willamette earns three top awards, two finalist recognitions in five years

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Willamette University launches renewed website this summer

The site is designed for mobile optimization and includes new multimedia tools for storytelling.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2015 at commencement

Three acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates on May 17.

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Risa Cromer '04 earns prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

Risa Cromer ’04 is one of four anthropologists across the nation to receive the award.

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Christina Johnson '14 earns National Science Foundation fellowship

With the stipend, Christina Johnson '14 is pursuing her doctorate in microbiology.

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Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

Tejeswara Reddy ’12 and Elisa Ahern ’15 are both teaching English in Europe later this year.

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Willamette community explores its capitol connections at April 2 event

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

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Two students earn Oregon newspaper internships this summer

Zane Sparling and Emily Hoard will work at Oregon newspapers this summer.

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Humanity in Action names its first Willamette University fellow

Through the program, Maria Hernandez ’15 will explore national histories of discrimination and resistance.

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Greenfield merged financial, social values at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Atkinson Lecture featured Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

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Willamette community raises over $200k

Inaugural “24 Hours of Giving” event supported by over 750 donors.

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Shields’ delicious tribute

Fans flip over his edible artworks.

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Student earns first Luce Scholarship

Christian Oldham ’14, MBA ’15 will spend a year in Japan studying ikebana.

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Willamette ranked No. 10 for number of alumni serving in Peace Corps

With 11 alumni serving overseas, Willamette snags the No. 10 spot among small schools.

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Amadou Fofana wins Mellon Fellowship at Duke University

Amadou Fofana has been awarded a Humanities Writ Large fellowship at Duke University.

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Remember poetry

In "Poetry," Chasar considers the vanishing memorized poem.

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Roger Shimomura discusses how stereotypes have influenced his art

Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

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Former Oregon Governor believes the fight for equality must continue

Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts shares her personal story as part of a MLK celebration.

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Shimomura connects art making to life events in "An American Diary"

Artist Roger Shimomura will share how race, ethnicity influenced his art in "An American Diary" on Jan. 23.

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Dylan Jones '15 honored as finalist for Gagliardi Trophy on Wednesday

Dylan Jones '15 was recognized as one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy.

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Willamette's Global Community

The American Studies Program represents a world of experience.

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Alum earns accolades for entrepreneurial pursuits

He started five companies in 30 months. He set a world record for largest snowball fight. And now Neil Bergquist ’09, MBA’10 is Washington's 2014 Small Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Dylan Jones '15 named one of four finalists for Gagliardi Trophy

The winner will be announced Dec. 17 at a banquet in Salem, Va.

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Kappa Sigmas don kilts during the Walk to Defeat ALS in California

More than 30 fraternity brothers recently took part in an ALS fundraiser in California to help one of their own.

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Alumni advise students on how to transition to the professional world

About 100 undergrads gained insight about the professional world at a networking event.

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'Oh Myyy' — George Takei sheds light on social justice issues

Actor, social justice activist shares stories of personal struggle during Atkinson Lecture.

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Businessweek ranks Willamette's MBA as among best in the country

Only two schools in the Pacific Northwest made Businessweek's 2014 list.

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Finding "The Lost Way"

The professor's latest book examines early gospels for insight into Jesus' teachings.

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Stennett '94 explores idea of survival through art

Adam Stennett ’94 spoke at Willamette as part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series.

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Willamette Singers earned rare opportunity to perform with Ben Folds

Willamette's vocal jazz group performed with Folds and the Oregon Symphony in Portland Sept. 20.

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Alumni Weekend sparks analysis of Willamette University's motto

"Not unto ourselves alone are we born" is a life principle for many alumni.

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A moment with True North’s lead singer

Lead singer and vice president Kristen Grainger shares tracks from the album and thoughts about songwriting.

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‘Oh Myyy’ — George Takei is coming to Willamette University Nov. 11

Takei, an actor and social justice activist, is the Atkinson Lecture Series speaker on Nov. 11.

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Alumnus runs across America to learn about community problems

Adam Meyer '09 seeks to engage with people whose lives he hopes to improve.

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Loos earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The 10th Bearcat winner since '05, he'll study chemical engineering at Columbia University.

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Theatre announces 2014-15 season

Dramas, comedies and musicals are showing at Willamette from late September through early May.

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Alumna studies racism, colonialism in Canada through Fulbright grant

Em Dickey '11 will spend nine months studying racism, colonialism in Canada.

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Track athlete named Second Team Capital One Academic All-America

Bekah Daniel '14 joins other alumnae named as Capital One Academic America winners.

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Freedman '09 earns prestigious award to study public health abroad

Hayley Freedman '09 wins a scholarship to earn her master's degree in Europe.

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Taylor '11 is one of select few to earn two BMI Student Composer Awards

Alumnus wins second BMI honor for creating an original, classical composition.

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Statement about Professor Emeritus Robert Hess

Professor Emeritus Robert Hess passed away on Thursday, May 8.

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25th Annual Lu'au Celebration

The 25th annual lu'au featured fire, dancing and traditional island foods.

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Star professors speak at Faculty Colloquium

Award-winning professors shared insights into best teaching practices at a Faculty Colloquium April 25.

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SSRD features something for everyone

On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students share their research and artistic projects.

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WU student learns administration skills through El Pomar Fellowship

Hannah Staller '14 will learn leadership, management skills in Colorado.

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Willamette breaks world record in game of Red Light/Green Light

Willamette is the new record holder in Red Light/Green Light for having the most players.

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Remembering Dale Mortensen '61

The renowned economist and Nobel Prize-winning alumnus championed education.

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Wesselhoeft '06 awarded Fulbright to pursue her dissertation research

Through the grant, Wesselhoeft will pursue her dissertation research in France.

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Freeby '15 earns titles and recognition

The Willamette junior is the top D3 cross country runner in the West.

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Student gained job skills from internships, study abroad program

Keith Fakhoury '14 answers questions about internships and an international exchange program.

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Brian Greene explains why science matters during Atkinson lecture

Brian Greene, a theoretical physicist, decodes mysteries of the universe during Willamette's Atkinson lecture.

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Violinist opens Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

On Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Willamette University’s Rogers Music Center, violinist Bayla Keyes will bring her extraordinary musicianship to this year’s opening concert for the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series.

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Symeonides elected to top international law organization

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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WU attempts to set new world record in game of Red Light/Green Light

With more than 1,060 participants, Willamette likely set a new record in Red Light/Green Light.

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WU attempts to break world record in game of Red Light/Green Light

With more than 1,060 participants, Willamette likely set a new record in Red Light/Green Light.

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Symmonds '06 takes silver for 800-meter run in Moscow

Runner Nick Symmonds '06 registers his top time at World Championships in Moscow.

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Beth Phillips '05 awarded Fulbright to study maternal health in Nigeria

With the award, the Willamette alumna will study maternal health issues in Nigeria next year.

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Willamette MBA program offers alumni free classes for life

Free classes in Salem and Portland now offered to Atkinson's alumni for life.

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Alumna receives Fulbright grant

With the aid, Emily Anderson '12 will teach English at a university in Costa Rica next year.

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Willamette alumnus accepted into National Academy of Sciences

Dale Mortensen '61, winner of a Nobel Prize, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2013 at commencement

Several acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU's graduates this month.

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WU senior earns accolades for his thesis at a national conference

Alex Kubitz's paper ties for best by the Northwest Communication Association.

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Alumna cites WU for helping her win a Fulbright grant to teach in Russia

Intent on helping survivors of domestic violence, Kathryn Burns '12 explains how the award ties to her career goals.

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Noted speakers featured at upcoming commencement ceremonies

A scientist and a former Oregon Supreme Court justice are among the speakers at Willamette's graduation ceremonies.

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Botanical Society of America recognizes two WU students

Erin Banks Rusby ’13 and Teresa Byrd ’13 are among 25 students receiving national honors.

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WU professor discusses her award-winning drama, "Antarktikos"

Andrea Stolowitz' play, "Antarktikos," is making its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Documentary features conservation efforts of Evan Buechley '06

Evan Buechley '06 and his work are featured in the documentary, "Scavenger Hunt: An Unlikely Union."

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WU Theatre presents Shakespeare's dark comedy, "Measure for Measure"

Themes of corruption, justice and forgiveness intersect in Shakespeare’s dark comedy “Measure for Measure,” opening April 12 at Willamette University.

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Willamette Dance Company presents spring concerts April 19 and 21

On April 19 and 21 more than 100 students of all levels of experience will take the stage at WDC’s spring concerts.

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Author Michael Martone shares works at literary reading April 9

Contemporary author Michael Martone will read selections from his recent work on April 9 as part of the Hallie Ford Literary Series.

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WU student shares Prisoner's Poetry program with international audience

On behalf of his team, Rey Goicochea '13 is attending Clinton Global Initiative University.

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New Music presents "Neron Kaisar"

On March 13, New Music at Willamette presents selected scenes from Peel’s opera-in-progress, “Neron Kaisar.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Concert Hall of the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center.

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Scott Nadelson credits the writing of his new book to teaching at WU

Scott Nadelson explores past struggles in his memoir, "The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress."

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Willamette Academy benefit celebrates students’ successes

On March 15, Willamette Academy is hosting "Believe in Me," a fundraiser to celebrate its students' successes.

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Writer Andrew Sullivan delivers Atkinson lecture at Willamette

Andrew Sullivan discusses being a homosexual, Christian conservative at the Atkinson Lecture Series.

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Willamette Singers to perform at national choral convention March 15

WU's jazz ensemble is one of two college ensembles to perform at the ACDA convention on March 15.

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Native American culture celebrated during Social Pow wow at Willamette

Willamette University's student Native American Enlightenment Association (NAEA) presents its Eleventh Annual Social Pow wow on March 9.

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Joel Salatin touts benefits of local food to full house on Tuesday

More than 1,000 people flocked to Willamette to hear Joel Salatin share his views on local food.

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Joel Salatin touts benefits of local food to full house on Tuesday

Red Priest featured at Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series

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Michael Beseda to lead enrollment and communications

Michael Beseda is selected to lead university enrollment and communications.

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Photographer to lecture on race in art and contemporary culture

As part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series, contemporary artist Myra Greene will explore photography’s depiction of race.

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WU student shares biophysics research in Philadelphia

Jay Howard '14 will present his work on molecular motor myosin at the Biophysical Society meeting in Philadelphia.

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WU Theatre presents “Brightly Dawning Day” in February

WU Theatre presents “Brightly Dawning Day”

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U.S. Navy Band to perform at Willamette University Feb. 15

U.S. Navy Band to perform at Willamette University

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Rare discovery lands WU student on cover of British Archaeology

Jessica "Jo" Heupel appears on the cover of British Archaeology magazine for making a rare discovery.

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Alumna uses her majors to publish her first illustrated cookbook

Alumna credits her study-abroad experiences as a student for inspiring her to publish her recipes.

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Willamette features political commentator Andrew Sullivan

As part of the Atkinson Lecture Series, writer Andrew Sullivan will present, "Knowing (and Loving) Thine Enemy: Gays, Conservatives and Common Ground.

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