Coverage of Western Washington University
Environmental college examines the legacy of a name
The Huxley College of the Environment has become the center of controversy after some students and faculty members claimed to have found evidence that the school’s namesake, Thomas Huxley, was a major contributor to scientific racism. Now those students want to see the Huxley name removed. Thomas Huxley was a 19th-century British scientist known for his work in comparative anatomy. His work is highly regarded among biologists and anthropologists, but was accused by a group of Western students in the spring of expressing racist sentiments. Read the article . . .
Students seek new start after pandemic isolation
Going to college for the first time can be a scary and challenging experience whether the world is experiencing a pandemic or not, and many things can change for a person. For on-campus students Bri Lubinski and Brody Hunt, both first-years at Western Washington University, the pandemic brought more change than they ever expected. Read the article . . .