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 […]

Friends and Friends of Friends

You can spot it all over campus—printed on sweatshirts, embroidered on baseball caps, plastered to the sides of water bottles. It’s a small character made up of three “O”s looped together and two stick legs that stand on a skateboard. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR Seattle University student Lauren van Staveren, singer and drummer of Boo […]

Students Pledge Votes as Election Cycle Winds Down

What has arguably been the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history is also the first one most Seattle University students can legally vote in. But the excitement a new voter should feel has been quelled this year by what many have described as a disappointing pair of major party candidates. “There’s just so much […]

Unionization: Catholic Character Versus the NLRB

When Seattle University denied its adjunct faculty the right to unionize over two years ago, their reason was constitutional: religious freedom. Since then, members of the Seattle U community have called into question the relationship between the school’s religious identity and the presence of a faculty union. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR But the ongoing […]

Campus Carry: A Loaded Discussion

With the presence of news stories such as the Cascade Mall shooting in Burlington, WA, as well as police killings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, we are a nation constantly mourning gun violence within our communities. Now, universities across the country are examining their policies regarding guns on campus, […]

Stronger Together: Seattle University’s Unionization Victory

After waiting for two years, Seattle University adjunct faculty were officially granted the right to unionize on Sept. 12. The National Labor Relations Board approved a long- standing petition to allow adjunct faculty to join the Service Employees International Union, making Seattle U one of just a few private Jesuit universities in the country to […]

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