‘Disgraced’ compels SU students to step up and do more

The Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Disgraced” is traveling the country and growing in popularity. People are taking their seats expecting a modern set, crisp stage lighting and strong acting. However, as the plot unravels the hard-hitting concepts of personal identity, outer prejudice and faith are taking many audiences by surprise. “The opportunity to take this […]

Student Debt: The Crushing Standard

Low income students at Seattle University struggle with balancing the value of an education with debt, insufficient scholarships and the nuances of wage and hours. A college education is one of the best investments you can make—it is also one of the most expensive. Last year, Propublica created an online database called “Debt by Degrees” […]

Addressing Opportunity Gaps in Seattle Public Schools and Opening Doors for Black Male Students

Studies have shown that African American males as a group have the lowest graduation rates. Seattle University’s recent Campus Climate Survey revealed that 728 people said they were affected by exclusionary, intimidating, offensive and/or hostile conduct. 15 percent of the 728 people said they were excluded because of their racial identity. A think tank appointed […]

Seattle University Campus Climate Assessment 2015

“Seattle University affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual and psychological vitality of the campus community,” Campus Climate Executive Summary Continue scrolling for article… Information Source: Seattle University Campus Climate Executive Summary Oct. 2015 The results of a lengthy campus climate survey conducted earlier this year were made public on Oct. 22, […]

Dissolving the ‘Single Story’ with Poetry

There is never a single story that can capture the collective experiences of any population and the consequences of accepting one narrative as truth is prejudice. At “How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology,” poets present work concerning the experience of being queer and a person of color in contemporary society. The […]

Seattle U Student Radio Entering a New Era

KXSU is blossoming. There may not be any cracking voices or hair emerging in new places, but Seattle University’s student run radio station is growing up; and fast. Cam Peters • The Spectator KXSU brodcasts locally on 102.1 FM, or online at ksubseattle.org. Formerly KSUB, KXSU is undergoing some dramatic changes. KXSU is Seattle U’s […]

Adjunct Faculty Continue to Seek Justice

“If through necessity or fear of a worse evil the workman accept harder conditions because an employer or contractor will afford him no better, he is made the victim of force and injustice.” Pope Leo XIII wrote these words more than a century ago, in 1891, in an open letter that was passed to all […]

Connecting the World to Seattle University

The world, and Seattle University, is always changing. According to the Pew Research Center’s new study of immigration patterns, by the year 2065 the U.S. will have no ethnic majority. The population of white people will drop below 50 percent and Asians will overtake Hispanics and become the largest immigrant group. Of the projected total […]

Seattle U Cruises To Season Finish

The sun shone, the water rippled, the fans cheered. It was a day made for rowing. Seattle University Women’s Crew completed their spring season on Saturday at the Windermere Cup Regatta on the Montlake Cut, leaving no question about the stern resolve of this team. Seattle U Crew brought tidings of victory with successes spread […]

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