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In Memoriam: Karen Bradley

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Karen Bradley, who began teaching at Western in 1992 and was the longtime chair of the university's Sociology Department as well as one of its first tenured female Sociology professors, passed away on July 29. A Celebration of Life in honor of Bradley will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park in Bellingham. 

Read more about Bradley here.

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Due to low numbers of students and employees on campus during the summer, the Voluntary Employee Testing Program has been terminated for the summer. Please visit the COVID-19 Health and Safety webpage for employee testing recommendations and options.
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COVID cases by building - daily update

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Click on the image to see the full list of positive coronavirus cases reported by building, or go here:  Campus Buildings with Confirmed Positive Cases Reported. This data is updated each weekday; the site has a full list of building abbreviations as well.
Remember to wash your hands, mask up and use social distancing whenever you can!
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Be #Viktorious

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Have you read the latest issue of Window, Western's university magazine? If not, check it out online at window.wwu.edu.
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