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Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

As a private university, Seattle University is not required to release any information on faculty pay rates. Through the work of professors and staff, along with key members of administration, who are starting to make changes to rectify faculty being underpaid for several years. In the fall, David...

Full & Bright Futures in Store For Seattle U Fulbright Scholars

Full & Bright Futures in Store For Seattle U Fulbright Scholars

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

This year, a handful of students and alumni, through their hard work and dedication, have received the Fulbright Scholarship which will allow them to do work in the international community. The Fulbright scholarship program is a U.S. foreign exchange program that aims to help fund international research...

Stacey Abrams Talks Personal Life, Politics & Voter Supression

Stacey Abrams Talks Personal Life, Politics & Voter Supression

Jack Derby, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Georgia’s Democratic candidate in the 2018 election for governor, Stacey Abrams, came to Seattle on April 25 and was greeted by many eager to hear her speak. Supporters packed the rows of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and her presence in Seattle garnered the likes of Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who...

Exploring Racism in Algorithms and Tech

Exploring Racism in Algorithms and Tech

Conor Hannum, Author

May 1, 2019

For some, it can be hard to grasp the idea that automated technology and algorithms can be racist. On Apr 29, the Critical Platform Studies Group hosted a panel of guest speakers at the University of Washington to talk about racism in algorithms and the tech industry as a whole. Seattle University...

Indigenous People’s Institute Brings Elder to Guide Community

Bailee Clark, Author

March 7, 2019

Upon entering the Indigenous People’s Institute, on the first floor of Xavier Hall with a door marked by a bust of Chief Seattle just outside, Program Coordinator Diane Tomhave greets visitors in a warm and inviting office. When they look around, they see a room covered in art created by native people...

Rejected Applications Bring Over $100,000 to Seattle University

Rejected Applications Bring Over $100,000 to Seattle University

Myrea Mora, News Editor

March 7, 2019

Seattle University made $447,755 off of the total number of applications in 2018 but where does this money go? The college application process is not only a challenge for students mentally and academically, but it is also a financial strain when taking the cost of each application into consideration. Se...

KUOW Journalist Discusses Sexual Abuse Coverage in #MeToo Era

KUOW Journalist Discusses Sexual Abuse Coverage in #MeToo Era

Alvaro Vazquez, Author

March 7, 2019

On Feb. 26 Seattle University invited Sydney Brownstone to the Campion Ballroom to talk about her career as a journalist for KUOW and how she has personally seen the “#MeToo” movement impact the world of politics and journalism. Brownstone also looked to shine light on all the questions that peopl...

Muhammad Ali—An Evening Of Hip Hop Featuring Jahi Of P.E 2.0

Muhammad Ali—An Evening Of Hip Hop Featuring Jahi Of P.E 2.0

Alexandro Carrasco, Author

January 30, 2019

Presenting at the Northwest African American Museum this past weekend, Oakland rapper Jahi presented a powerful show that explored the origin of hip-hop through exploring the great Muhammad Ali. Jahi, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, is a member of the American hip hop group, Public Enemy. He is also...

And Then I Got Fired: Addressing Trans Employment Discrimination

And Then I Got Fired: Addressing Trans Employment Discrimination

Alexandro Carrasco, Author

January 24, 2019

Gay City, Seattle’s center for LGBTQ people, hosted the show “And Then I Got Fired: On Being Trans, Unemployed, & Surviving Anyway.” The show was held on Jan. 17-19 in Capitol Hill, presented and hosted by J Mase III. The show presented and gave space for trans artists of color to share...

Incoming SGSU President Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Incoming SGSU President Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Jordan Lo, Author

January 23, 2019

Azrael Howell, Seattle University’s current Student Body President at Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU), comes from a background that is unlike the typical perception of an undergraduate student—he is an adult learner student with four children of his own, returning to school for hi...

Budget Transparency Ignites Conversation About Equity

Budget Transparency Ignites Conversation About Equity

Alec Downing, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018

Unlike public institutions, the salaries of Seattle University employees are not public information. As a result, Seattle U’s budget is known solely by those in administration. Over the past several years, faculty, staff, and student groups’ have called for greater transparency, coming to a head las...

Stan Lee’s Legacy: Examining Representation In Comics

Stan Lee’s Legacy: Examining Representation In Comics

Taylor McKenzie, Author

December 5, 2018

Stan Lee is known for making history. Not only did he found Marvel Comics and become a pop culture icon, but he was also involved in the creation of Black Panther—the superhero that would later inspire the successful 2018 movie production. “He was a man of integrity who had a lot to lose and really...

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