In Defense of Umbrellas

There is a particular phenomenon within the Pacific Northwest; one that becomes ever-present, even inescapable, each winter. Growing up in south Seattle, I never learned of this so-called “rule.” But one fateful day two years ago, I moved to Cap Hill and everything changed. “No one in Seattle uses umbrellas,” one student touted at me. […]

‘I’m Married to Poetry,’ Fr. Sundborg Says

Early each morning, a man wakes up, sits in a chair in his bedroom, sips a cup of coffee and reads a sampling of poetry for 15 minutes. He then walks out of the Arrupe House along the upper mall of campus and begins his day as the highest appointed official at Seattle University. NICK […]

State of the Union: SGSU Moves Forward After a String of Resignations Highlight Persistent Problems

Following a series of resignations, Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) is in a state of flux. After four representatives have departed from their positions, current members of the governing body are working to evolve and propel the organization forward, while also identifying ways to improve the critical relationship between student government and university administration. […]

Home Sweet Home: Seattle University Purchases $900,000 Lakeside Home from Jesuits Facing Bankruptcy

Everybody needs a break every once in awhile. The Jesuits are no exception, which is why, in 2014, Seattle University purchased a $900,000 residential home on Beaver Lake in Sammamish  for that exact purpose. The backyard of the residence. Just a 25-minute cruise down I-90 and a couple more windy turns off the freeway, you’ll […]

An Overdue Thank You Letter

Dear Mr. President, You don’t know me but I’ve known you for a long time. Since I was a little girl, actually, when I first heard you speak. I can recall the way your words permeated my worldview, how the poetic cadence of your voice sent trickles down the spine of my 12-year-old self. I […]

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