Op-Ed: Who Will Answer to Standing Rock?

Last week the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final easement for Energy Transfer Partners to dig the remaining portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This final stretch will be laid horizontally under Lake Oahe half a mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The Army Corps decision came at the behest of President […]

‘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 […]

SGSU President Carlos Rodriguez Resigns

On Monday Carlos Rodriguez, President of Student Government of Seattle University, announced his resignation. He spoke with the Spectator one day prior. Here are a few excerpts from the interview: NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Rodriguez plans on holding the Seattle U administration accountable after he leaves office. Nick Turner: When did the thought first […]

SU Budget Challenges Reflect Issues at Colleges Nationwide

President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. released an email last week regarding the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which will see many of its key decisions materialize this February and March. Sundborg’s email, though optimistic that the university will continue to move forward, did not mince words in describing the challenges that this year’s budget […]

New AD Shaney Fink Looks to Lead by Example

While the Redhawks Basketball team traveled to the eastern portion of Washington State last week for an invitational tournament, I spoke over the phone with new Athletic Director Shaney Fink to discuss the future of Seattle U athletics. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR Welcome to Seattle U, and thanks for taking the time to speak […]

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