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Featured

Julia Tatum, a first-year Environmental Science graduate student at Western Washington University, scans the dense forest underbrush around her, decides on a direction, grabs the end of a cloth measuring tape, and pushes off into the thicket to mark the edge of her sample site with surveyor’s tape.

Read more about Tatum's research.

Julia Tatum

In the News

Read about the research work WWU graduate student (now alumna) Caitlin O'Brien did to help save the pinto abalone.

A group of faculty and staff from Western Washington University has teamed with Seattle-based aerospace manufacturing company First Mode to win a new $302,000 contract.

WWU Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Western is committed to providing a welcoming, equitable and inclusive campus community.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

LGBTQ+ Western: Resources for students, faculty, and staff.