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Dear Western Students and Families,  I hope you and your loved ones are well and that these summer months have afforded you a time to reconnect with family and friends even while we work to keep each other safe through this ongoing pandemic. 
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Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center has received $182,413 to buy new scientific equipment for the WWU laboratory in Anacortes.   The grant comes from a program at the National Science Foundation called Improvements to Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs), which aims to fund facilities focused on research and education conducted in natural habitats.  
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David Patrick has been named as the permanent/ongoing dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for Research at Western Washington University, WWU Provost Brent Carbajal announced today. Patrick has served as interim dean during the 2019-2020 academic year.
David Patrick has been named the ongoing/permanent dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research at Western Washington University.

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