The Spectator

From the Desk of a Graduating Spectator-Tot

March 13, 2019

“Hi, my name is Anna Kaplan and I’m the Investigative Editor at The Spectator. This week I am writing a story about...” Last...


Provost Named in Lawsuit Alleging Misuse of Funds at LMU

March 13, 2019

Seattle University Provost Shane Martin is a defendant, along with Loyola Marymount University (LMU), in a whistleblower lawsuit...


President’s Forum Leaves Attendees with Lingering Questions

March 13, 2019

On March 5, University President Father Stephen V. Sundborg S.J. hosted his quarterly President’s Forum in Pigott Auditorium....

Provost Shane Martin Named in Lawsuit Alleging Misuse of Funds at LMU

March 6, 2019

Editor's note: An updated version of this story is available here. Seattle University Provost Shane Martin is a defendant, along with Loyola Marymoun...

Free Speech Lacks Dignity and Inclusivity – We Need to Fix That

February 14, 2019

The Seattle Police Department reported that during the second half of 2017 alone, bias-based hate crimes increased by 88 percent...


Controversial Chuck Close Self-Portrait to Remain in Storage

February 13, 2019

Seattle University is still in possession of one the most contentious pieces of American art in recent months—but it’s not...


Lawsuit Allegations Resound Among Adjunct Community

January 31, 2019

Four weeks ago, a former adjunct faculty member filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle University claiming the school wi...

Shane Martin: The New Provost, Ready to Soar

January 16, 2019

After hundreds of applications, two years of searching for the right candidate, and one lengthy provost search, Seattle Unive...

Seattle U Digital Design Professor isn’t “Phoney”

Anna Kaplan, Author

April 19, 2018

“I joke about it with other people, I don’t want to be phoney,” Alexander Mouton, Associate Professor of Digital Design said to me with a smile in his office. On the table next to him was a device that many college students have either forgotten about or poke fun at: a black flip phone (circa the early 2000s). While many of us are falling in...

SU Students Plan Walkouts, Push for Legislative Change

Anna Kaplan, Author

March 15, 2018

“These acts of violence should never be welcomed in any community,” Student Government of Seattle University Student Body President Pa Ousman Jobe said regarding mass shootings in the United States. “As students, we choose to use our voices and bodies to be in solidarity with our fellow students and all those that have suffered and still bear...

Musical Misery: November Album Releases

November 29, 2017

After a year like 2017, some have turned to music as the last dependable crutch to rely on after hearing about this year’s many...

Cary Moon Concedes the 2017 Mayoral Candidacy

November 15, 2017

In the mayoral race that started with 26 candidates and narrowed down to just two, urban planner Cary Moon officially conceded her ...

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