Women in impoverished countries denied equality in land access

In rural areas of Liberia, land and livelihood are taken from women due to the development of large corporations. The impacts are intensified by cultural norms, ineffective government policy and lack of female representation, according to development experts Izatta Nagbe and Godfrey Massay. “[Women] are usually not in a position to make decisions around the […]

Coalition aims to extend community’s influence

In search for new VPDEI, campus forces strive for inclusive process

The SPU Justice Coalition believes university administration no longer seeks their partnership in addressing matters regarding racial reconciliation, diversity and inclusion at SPU. In their first post of the new academic year, the JC stated that having only one of its members sit on the hiring committee for the new Vice President of Diversity, Equity […]

Crime 10/18

Car Prowl In the window of Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 9 at 5:30 a.m. security officers investigated a report of a car prowl near the Dravis Apartments. Fire On Saturday, Oct. 15 security officers investigated a smoking treadmill in Emerson and extinguished a small electrical fire. Theft: Shoplifting OSS is […]

Senate meeting cancelled

No proposals or new business

Due to an absence of proposals to be presented to the Senate board members for this week, Monday night’s Senate meeting was cancelled. Consequently, there were no discussion topics or proposals to be passed. All members were dismissed from this week’s Senate meeting.  Senate Adviser Kristen Voetmann wanted all members to know that the cancellation […]

Cairns secures new role

New MFA Director takes faith-based approach to teaching

Scott Cairns has come a long way since his days of dabbling in poetry workshops at Western Washington University. The American poet, memoirist, librettist and essayist now finds himself as the Director of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, not too far from his hometown of Tacoma. Cairns […]

Seeking justice through prayer

Jeung points audience to God for hope

Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University Russell Jeung, moved to the most robbed neighborhood in Oakland, California, nicknamed “Murder-Dubs” in the early 1990s to work with the Christian Community Development Association. He wanted to be able to meet Jesus among the poor. Jeung described the living situations as unjust and said […]

Trial starts for shooting on campus

Aaron Ybarra’s attorney invokes insanity defense; testimony begins

More than two years after the shooting at Seattle Pacific University, the trial for gunman Aaron Ybarra is under way and is expected to last five to six weeks, according to the state’s trial memorandum. Opening arguments began on Monday, with 16 jurors – 12 main jurors and four alternates chosen from a pool of […]

Introducing campus app, site

OrgSync to further student involvement

A new application is already making life easier at Seattle Pacific University this fall, and saving trees in the process. Advertised as “Your Campus Engagement Network for Student Involvement,” OrgSync is an online service and mobile app aimed at creating a streamlined platform for campus communication, events and involvement. Among other actions, students can save events […]