Stell’s owner files lawsuit against landlord

In the wake of litigation surrounding contamination discovered on and around Seattle Pacific’s campus six years ago, another lawsuit emerged — one that questioned the tenancy of Stellios Makratzakis. Makratzakis, who owns Stell’s Burgers & More, sued his landlord, Shirazali Hirji, for breach of contract in 2011. In response, Hirji claimed that Makratzakis is occupying […]

Contamination on campus sits untouched

Six years ago, a test revealed soil and groundwater contamination on and near Seattle Pacific’s campus near Third Avenue West. This discovery prompted a lawsuit surrounding the contamination’s origin, its implications and responsibility for its cleanup. Today, the contamination is still present as mediation around the issue remains unresolved. The contaminated site was listed at […]

Nonviolent resister seeks peace

One day, Daoud Nassar asked the children at a Palestinian summer camp to write down their wishes on pieces of paper. As he read them, he came to one that was written by a 12-year-old girl. “My wish is to die,” she’d written. The girl’s father had been killed by a member of the Israel […]

SPU’s new president: Daniel Martin

Dr. Daniel J. Martin was elected the 10th president of Seattle Pacific yesterday in a unanimous vote by the SPU Board of Trustees. The president-elect will take office on July 1, allowing SPU’s current president, Dr. Philip Eaton, to serve for the remainder of the academic year. The search for Dr. Eaton’s successor began in […]

Student hospitalized following car accident

To the staff at Harborview Medical Center, she is known as “the infamous Emma.” Seattle Pacific freshman Emma Larson was airlifted to the hospital April 1 after incurring serious injuries in a car accident just outside of Ellensburg, according to the Washington State Patrol. She has been there ever since, receiving treatment for a spinal […]

Metro revises proposed bus route changes

In response to comments from nearly 10,000 customers, King County Metro Transit announced Monday that it decided to revise its proposal for changes to bus routes in and near Seattle. Among the revisions Metro made, one will allow the Route 2 Express line to run between downtown Seattle and West Nickerson Street. Metro also decided […]

University to sell three properties

Although plans for construction of Seattle Pacific’s proposed University Center have been suspended since last October, the university is moving forward with the sale of three properties that would help fund its construction. SPU is currently in a contingency period with two different buyers for the sale of the Robbins Apartments, the tennis courts adjacent […]