Students, Faculty Keep Unionization Fight Alive

Members of the Seattle University community marched alongside each other earlier this week, signs in hand, to protest the administration’s ongoing fight against faculty unionization. The demonstration began in the Lemieux Library Plaza, where sophomore Wendall Tseng, history professor Theresa Earenfight and adjunct faculty member Ben Stork spoke to the crowd about the “hypocrisy” of […]

City Approves Budget for More Affordable Housing

The Seattle City Council voted “Yes” on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to add an additional $29 million to the 2017-18 Seattle budget—money that will help fund affordable housing. The decision is considered a victory for those facing gentrification and homelessness, but councilmember Kshama Sawant, along with the affordable housing coalition and some community members, say it […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Call to Action

Students and staff gathered on Nov. 21 for Seattle University’s Transgender Day of Remembrance. Huddled beside the reflecting pool of St. Ignatius Chapel, representatives from the Triangle Club and Campus Ministry read the 295 names of individuals who died as a result of transphobic violence—an unfortunate increase from 217 the previous year. LES TOBIAS • […]

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 […]

“Soup With Substance” On Unionization

Campus Ministry hosted a panel discussion called Soup with Substance on Thursday in an attempt to address the ongoing controversy surrounding the unionization of adjunct faculty. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR “Basically, we want to raise awareness of the issue on campus,” said Madeline Corbin, Student Campus Minister for Social Justice. “[We want to] invite […]

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