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University to Give 10 Full-tuition Scholarships

University of Puget Sound announced their partnership this week with the Posse foundation, a national organization dedicated to providing full-ride scholarships  to students from diverse backgrounds with excellent academic and leadership potential. The foundation has partnered with over 52 colleges and universities that partner with a specific geographical area to […]

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ASUPS endorses gender-neutral bathrooms

ASUPS Student Senate recently endorsed a letter to the Code Review Committee of the APPA, which governs building codes in educational facilities, to advocate for the allowance of communal gender-neutral bathrooms on college campuses. The letter was approved by the Senate at the formal Senate meeting on Nov. 20 with […]

Meet the new face of Res Life
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Meet the new face of Res Life

For the first time in 15 years, the University of Puget Sound welcomed a new Director of Residence Life, Debbie Chee. Chee replaced long-time director Shane Datwiler about six months ago. Chee, who is originally from Nebraska, received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University in Nebraska. At Creighton, she began […]

Students Question:  How is Puget Sound using our money?
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Students Question: How is Puget Sound using our money?

The University’s endowment is invested in a variety of ways in order to support current and future operations. Some students, however, are calling for the University to reevaluate and be more transparent about where exactly it invests its money. As of Sept. 30, 2014, the endowment was estimated at $314 […]

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Community protests treatment of immigrants

With one of the largest detention centers for immigrants in the country just down the street, students and staff are actively trying to figure out how to address immigration issues. The Northwest Detention Center is located at the Port of Tacoma and is in the top five largest detention centers […]

How does Puget Sound manage inclusivity for nonbinary individuals?
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Students demand gender-neutral restrooms

Many individuals at Puget Sound believe that more gender-neutral bathrooms should be available on campus and are working toward making that goal a reality. Since the start of the 2014-15 academic year, a group of students in conjunction with various staff members and organizations have been diligently striving to offer […]

Students are encouraged to engage in conversations centered around political activism and modern issues.
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Getting Involved: Students play vital role in political activism

A lthough there are activist opportunities available to students, student activism at Puget Sound may not be as prevalent as one might expect. The Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement states that 75 percent of the student body partakes in some sort of service activity in an academic year. However, […]

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Puget Sound offers financial aid to Tacoma public high school graduates

A new financial aid initiative known as the Tacoma Public Schools Commitment will offer local students a chance to attend the University of Puget Sound at a lower cost. From fall 2015 onward, the University is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all graduates of Tacoma public […]

Dean of Students Mike Segawa speaks at the summit
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University addresses sexual assult

With sexual assault on college campuses at the forefront of public attention, students and staff are trying to evaluate the extent of the problem on campus and how to address it. The nationwide Campus Sexual Assault Study found that 19 percent of college women experience sexual assault. However, at the […]