Articles written by: John Derksen


Limited class space causes registration woes

As the 2012 Spring Registration period came to a close on Nov. 11, the newest students at Puget Sound confirmed their schedules.  Unfortunately for them, the most popular classes at the university had already closed on Nov. 4. Using detailed records of the last five semesters from the Office of […]


New dorm in the works

Facilities and Residence Life staff are currently in the planning phase of constructing a new residence hall on campus. In early October, the University awarded the architectural contract to Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same firm that designed Weyerhaeuser Hall. The proposed building will house 100 to 125 students and will […]


Trustees meet, discuss upcoming projects

The Board of Trustees convened for meetings on Oct. 28 and 29 to analyze the University’s progress as it reaches the halfway point of the Board’s 10-year plan.  The Business Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday covered a range of topics, including the past year’s record-breaking contributions to […]


Facilities plans renovations for S.U.B.

University Facilities Services has drafting underway for multiple projects that will significantly expand and renovate the Student Union Building in the coming years. Current underclassmen will enjoy a servery with greater efficiency and a kitchen with more space for S.U.B. workers to cook food and wash dishes. The servery has […]


New group seeks to nominate Presidential candidates directly

Americans Elect, a group seeking to use the Internet to directly nominate a presidential candidate in 2012, is opening a chapter on the Puget Sound campus. With over 100 chapters in 35 states, the movement, which hopes to engage the youth vote at universities, grows with each passing day as […]


Sailing budget stirs controversy

At the close of last semester, the ASUPS Budget Committee convened in an emergency meeting to reconsider allocating $14,000 to the Sailing Club for new racing boats.  The decision stirred controversy due to the sheer dollar amount of the investment, which is expected to benefit the 40-member club at a […]