Western women dominating the field, court as Title IX celebrates its 50th birthday
When Title IXof the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 was passed, it effectively ended the ability of any higher education institution to discriminate on the basis of sex, including in athletics. After its passage, the implementation of Title IX resulted almost immediately in a huge jump in women participating in intercollegiate athletics, numbers which have only grown in the last 50 years.
As the campus reflects on the importance of an incredibly impactful piece of civil rights legislation, it is only fitting that Western’s women athletes are once again showing out with conference titles and national playoff berths. As fall sports wrap up with playoff runs -- Western is hosting two sets of playoffs this weekend alone -- and the season for a national championship runner-up is just beginning, let’s take stock of women’s sports at Western as fall transitions into winter.
CWC, LGBTQ+ Western to host 'Setting Boundaries With Family' workshop Nov. 17
The holiday season can be a relief for some and stressful for others — especially for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Join LGBTQ+ Western and the Counseling and Wellness Center for a boundary-setting workshop from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 in VU 735 focused on supporting LGBTQ+ and other students as they prepare to visit family or friends for the holiday season. For accommodations and questions, please email email@example.com.
Western staffer Luke Hollister of University Relations and Marketing is out and about on campus and in the nearby community often, shooting images of campus and Bellingham life that we will share here in Western Today.