The Spectator

To the Editor

Guest Writer, Author

April 26, 2018

The English Department writes to express support for The Spectator staff, who have the responsibility of making editorial decisions. As a Department, we value the crucial work that journalists do and we value the need for them to be independent. We also stand with LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff in our department, college, and campus communit...

Dear President Sundborg

Guest Writer, Author

April 26, 2018

I am writing as a two-time alumna of and past donor to Seattle University (which I attended for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees) to register my deep disappointment with your recent public description of a photo of a drag performance featured on The Spectator’s front page as "obscene" and "indecent."   The photo is neith...

A Call to Dialogue and Understanding

Guest Writer, Author

April 25, 2018

The Seattle University community has recently been thrust into a unique quandary. From reading comments on the Spectator’s website, the Stranger, and the Seattle times, and scrolling through my social media feeds, I see a similar string of opinion regarding comments made by Fr. Sundborg, and the actions of Fr. Leigh: that it was an attack on exploring ...

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