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WWU Fall Enrollment Higher Than Anticipated, and Overall Percentage of Students of Color is the Highest Ever
In the midst of a pandemic, Western Washington University’s total enrollment for fall quarter is higher than anticipated, and the overall percentage of students of color is the highest in the history of the university. Total fall enrollment, at 15,194, reflects a drop of 5.9 percent from total enrollment in fall 2019. In addition, WWU recorded a 10.2 percent increase in graduate enrollment.
Dear Western Community, On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954 students at all Western campuses who identify in some way as Indigenous: American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.
Each fall, the waters of Whatcom Creek fill with salmon, swimming upstream from the ocean to spawn. With the flood of salmon comes increasing numbers of seals in search of a feast, threatening the fragile salmon populations.
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