June 2014 News

Willamette kicker becomes the first college player to publicly come out

Conner Mertens ’17 was the first college football player to come out as bisexual. Several months later, he reflects on how his life has changed.

Track athlete named Second Team Capital One Academic All-America

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


GSE's legacy celebrated at commencement

Students, educators are honored at GSE's final commencement ceremony June 14.

Rita Moore examines American culture in her new young adult novel

Rita Moore's new book, "A School for the Dead,” is coming out this summer.


Willamette's mysterious violin gains new life in student's hands

Willamette’s mysterious centuries-old instrument gained new life in the hands of Chloe Prendergast ’14.


Biology professor Emma Coddington awarded NSF CAREER grant

With the help of a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, biology professor Emma Coddington is helping students navigate the science world.

Freedman '09 earns prestigious award to study public health abroad

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