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3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

College: a Diversitya focus doesna t help

The shortage of minority students at Western Washington University that you and WWU President, Bruce Shepard, obsess over in your editorial, " Higher ed that looks like us ," is a natural result of the same obsession with race and skin color "diversity" that infects all U.S. campuses.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Piano concert April 27 benefits WWU students

Alexander Ghindin performs works by Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff and Ravel at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

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Bellingham Herald

Nancy Button brings sassy jazz to Chuckanut Radio Hour

Ferndale vocalist Nancy Button's swing-and-jazz ensemble, Stirred Not Shaken, plays for this month's Chuckanut Radio Hour on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Center Theater in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Theater, Arts, Bellingham, WA, us Travel, Travel

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State Rep. Jason Overstreet calls for WWU president's resignation over 'less white' comment

State Rep. Jason Overstreet has called for the resignation of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard, after a question and blog post about making WWU less "white" in the future drew negative attention to the school.

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Related Topix: Lynden, WA

Bellingham Herald

WWU women's golf leads GNAC Tournament

With four players among the top 10 in medalist play, Western Washington University has an eight-stroke lead after Monday's first round of the third annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship being held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

OregonLive.com

Bobby J. Schroeder Joins Dunn Carney

Dunn Carney is pleased to announce that Bobby J. Schroeder has joined the firm as a real estate attorney.

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The Stranger

Racists Against 'Racism' In Bellingham

This was the scene during an Earth Day event at Western Washington University on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

The Columbian

In Our View: Wrong Tack on Diversity

Although he is bringing up a valid issue that should be talked about, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has been employing tone-deaf rhetoric that only obfuscates the discussion about race and education.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Opinion

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Enter Stage Right

University wants fewer whites a " fears "mediocrity"

If you thought the "educator" who saw "racist" intent behind offering someone a peanut-butter sandwich was a loon, consider Western Washington University president Bruce Shepard.

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HeraldNet

In Our View/WWU President Bruce Shepard: Higher ed that looks like us

The truth can be uncomfortable, especially in the parochial world of higher education.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Ephrata, WA, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Theslowlane

Trying to prime Western Washington University's sometimes balky minority pump

Always a mystery why some topics go viral while others don't. WWU President Bruce Shepard's comments about wanting Western to be less white, or at least have a larger percentage of minority students than it has today, has gone viral and hit national media.

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Bellingham Herald

WWU to host career fair April 24

Western Washington University is hosting its annual Spring Career Fair, which takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24. The event is at the Viking Union Multipurpose room.

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Examiner.com

College president asks, 'how do we make sure campus is less white in future'

Here's an "upbeat story" for anyone vexed by the report by LU staff of a teacher who was fired because he told a student the country doesn't need another black president.

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Bellingham Herald

WWU sweeps NNU, clinching berth to GNAC tournament

Pitcher Jenna DeRosier won her ninth straight decision, scattering six hits and striking out four, and shortstop Haylee Baker hit her seventh home run of the season, as Western Washington University won the opener 3-2 in a sweep of Northwest Nazarene University on Friday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader at Viking Field ... (more)

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Related Topix: Northwest Nazarene University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban to speak at WWU

Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban will share her story at two talks at Western Washington University on Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30. The hour-long talks begin at 6 p.m. in Arntzen Hall 100, and are free and open to the public.

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The Stranger

Southern Schools Are Resegregating

While the right fulminates against the the president of Western Washington University for having the audacity to suggest that his student body shouldn't be an overwhelmingly white monolith, "in Tuscaloosa [Alabama] today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v.

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Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL

Bellingham Herald

Wells betters school record in women's hammer throw

Western Washington University's Lindsay Wells bettered her provisional national qualifying mark and school record by over eight feet in winning the women's hammer throw at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open on Thursday at Jesse Owens Track on the CSULA campus.

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Related Topix: Cal State Los Angeles

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Raw Story

Fox's Todd Starnes accuses college president calling for more...

Fox News contributor Todd Starnes accused Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard of advocating for "ethnic cleansing" at the school after the official made a public statement calling for a more diverse student body.

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Daily Mail

Western Washington University president calls white student amount a 'failure'

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Bellingham Herald

Folksinger Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native, returns to perform at Green Frog

Folksinger and composer Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native who attended Western Washington University and did social work in Whatcom and Skagit counties for five years, returns from her current home in Austin, Texas, to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Whatcom County, WA, Skagit County, WA, Bellingham, WA

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