Mayoral Race Raises Questions of Student Civic Engagement

“It’s important to vote where you live,” said Patrick Schoettmer, an instructor in political science at Seattle University. “A lot of students haven’t made that connection yet.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Three candidates took part in the forum last week. From left to right: Jessyn Farrell, Jenny Durkan and Bob Hasegawa. In Seattle, we use […]

SU Model UN Club Takes on Annual Security Conference

Seattle University’s Model United Nations club dealt with international crises in real-time alongside other Washington universities last weekend for the club’s annual Security Conference (SCON) hosted at the University of Washington campus. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Members of Seattle U Model United Nations standing in Red Square at the University of Washington. Seattle U, Washington […]

Natasha Martin Reflects on First Year as Chief Diversity Officer

Natasha Martin is reaching her 15th year at Seattle University, but 2016 was her first year as the Chief Diversity Officer. Martin’s new role is centered in shifting the climate and culture of the university into one that the university refers to as “inclusive excellence.” ELISE WANG • THE SPECTATOR SU’s Chief Diversity Officer, Natasha Martin, […]

Local Businesses Concerned Over 1107 Madison Construction

Capstone Development broke ground on Monday commencing construction of the new 1107 Madison building which will provide needed additions to student housing. This development, though, has surrounding businesses concerned about more than just noise. COURTESY OF SEATTLE UNIVERSITY FACILITIES SERVICES A rendering of the future dorm, located at 1107 Madison, expected to be completed by […]

Faculty and Staff Respond to FY18 Budget with Concern

“We’re in real trouble,” Chris Paul said over the phone on Monday. “Running SU costs more money every year, and we’re making less money every year. That’s a crisis.” Paul is an associate professor of communication and journalism in the College of Arts and Sciences. He’s also President of the Faculty Staff Senate, a shared-governance […]

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