Major Changes to Seattle U Communications Degrees

For over 20 years, the Seattle University communications department has consisted of three unique majors: journalism, communications and strategic communications. But now, the department has decided to merge the three branches underneath the umbrella of “Communications Studies,” with an emphasis in either strategic communications or journalism. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR Three majors in the […]

Governor Inslee Discusses Leadership in Trump Era

Approaching President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, Governor Jay Inslee stopped by Seattle University Wednesday night to talk about current events and the future of public service in the Trump era. Everyone from climate change activists to concerned Seattle citizens gathered in Pigott Auditorium to open conversations about the current political climate. NICK TURNER […]

SU Students, Community Advocate for BLM Movement

“We should dedicate time to doing one good thing every day,” said Haleema Bharoocha, a junior sociology major at Seattle University. Bharoocha and eight other students went on an immersion trip in February to Olympia, Wash., to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, celebrate African American Legislative Day and attend a rally that advocated […]

Seattle U Continues to Navigate Its Role in the Homelessness Crisis

A state of emergency is typically declared in the wake of natural disasters like floods, forest fires and tornadoes. In November 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared that the homelessness crisis here demands an equal response. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR A vacant house on Alder Street waits as the overgrowth creeps in. According to the […]

SU Ecochallenge Kicks Off Its Fourth Year

“There is something to explore and learn for everyone, whether you are new to sustainable living or a long-time practitioner,” said Yolanda Cieters, sustainability manager for Seattle University’s Center Environmental Justice and Sustainability. MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR This week marks the fourth anniversary of the EcoChallenge at Seattle U, an event meant to challenge […]

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