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Death Cab for Cutie and ODESZA, bands created while the members were students at Western Washington University, are both up for Grammy awards at the annual celebration of the best in the music industry on Monday, February 15, 2016!

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WWU alumna, former Alumni Association board member and Montesano attorney Vini Samuel was elected by a landslide Tuesday night to become the city’s first female mayor in history – as well as the first female Indian American mayor in the country. More »

Juxtaposing the fresh upholstery and brand new cubicles are two very unique pieces of furniture transformed from ancient wood into the main gathering spots at Western City Center. Check out WWU's new office conference table and reception desk, in addition to artwork by WWU alumni, on display from 6 to 8 p.m. for the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk this Friday night.

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Western Washington University's new downtown office on the ground-level floor of the Herald Building officially opened for business on Monday, September 21. Stop by during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) to tour the office and enjoy a free cup of Viking Blend provided by The Woods Coffee!

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In April 2013, more than 1,100 people died in the collapse of Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. Only miles away, Luke Swanson (’10) was researching climate change. Widely regarded as the deadliest disaster in the garment history, the building housed five garment factories whose workers either lost their lives or livelihoods when the shoddily-built building collapsed. Enter Swanson and Tripty.

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Western alumnus Stephan Aarstol (BA '96), and his company Tower Paddle Boards will be featured on ABC's Beyond the Tank at 8/7 CT on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. Aarstol originally pitched his unique brand of paddle boards on Shark Tank in 2012 and landed $150,000 in funding by billionaire investor Mark Cuban. Tower Paddle Boards has been riding the wave of success ever since...

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