The Spectator

Is the Innovation Building Environmentally Sustainable?

May 8, 2019

Seattle University embodies a strong commitment to environmental sustainability through programs to recycle and compost waste,...


C-Street Under Construction Until End of Spring Quarter

April 10, 2019

Chartwells is currently underway with a renovation project in Cherry Street Market, known by students as C-Street. It has two...

The university services building is now fenced off with demolition trailers set to arrive April 13.

University Services Building Construction Begins

April 10, 2019

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Via Lara Branigan, Director of Design & Construction for Facilities.

Coming 2021: $105 Million Center for Science and Innovation

March 15, 2018

Seattle University is in the midst of its most expensive building project ever, with a project budget of $105.5 million for the...


State Investigation Underway on Death of Iron Worker

January 17, 2018

At the dawn of a new year and a new quarter, Seattle University continues to promote new, expansive changes, like the opening of the new c...

Nola Service Trip Building Community

Nola Service Trip Building Community

March 12, 2015

While many students might be traveling abroad for spring break service projects, there is also work to be done here in the United...

Bye-Bye, Bertha: Infamous Drill Goes Belly-Up

William McQuilkin, Author

January 29, 2015

What drills, breaks and costs $80 million? The answer is Bertha, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel digging machine, currently stranded beneath downtown Seattle. In the summer of 2013, Bertha began her historic journey beneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront. The goal of the project was relatively straightforward: replace the State Route...

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Debate Spills Around Keystone Pipeline

February 12, 2014

Environmentalists and big corporations are butting heads yet again on the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. The final Environmental...

Development Boom Changing the Face of Capitol Hill

January 30, 2013

Sitting in a Capitol Hill alehouse you have just finished reading the latest release of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald....

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Flooding In Douglas Displaces Students

January 30, 2013

Peter Guilherme came back from class on Thursday last week to find that a small flood had taken over his floor in the Douglas....

Neighbors Fear Seattle U’s Bright Future Could Plundge Capitol Hill Into Darkness

Olivia Johnson, Author

November 14, 2012

In 1890, Fr. Leopold Van Gorp, S.J., purchased nine lots of land that would become Seattle University from Arthur Denny, a Seattle founder, for $18,382 on mostly undeveloped land on the corner of Broadway and Madison. Fast forward 122 years and land on First Hill is not quite as easy to come by. Though the university has grown from that infantile...

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