Slater Museum Renaming Committee conducts first review meeting

By Mercer Stauch University of Puget Sound’s review committee tasked with considering the renaming of the Slater Natural History Museum met for the first time on January 25 to begin their process. Guided by the University’s renaming policy put into effect February 25, 2022, the committee’s meeting comes three and a half years after Grace Eberhardt ‘20 and a few faculty members petitioned President Isiaah Crawford to have the museum’s name changed to no longer honor James Slater, a former Puget Sound professor who taught courses in eugenics at the...

14 faculty members confirmed to retire by June 2023

By Emma Loenicker “A Sound Future” left few possibilities unexplored in the proposal to recover from the University’s ten-million-dollar budget deficit, which has been the source of campus-wide tension for months now. While strategizing to construct a sustainable and profitable financial plan for the University, the question of professors and programs has loomed large. The prospect of losing beloved professors and programs is overwhelmingly unpopular. This was apparent in the concerns and frustrations voiced during the last campus-wide town hall, on November 16 and during a student, faculty, and staff...

KUPS brings fashion and art with Student Art Market

By Andrew Benoit The University of Puget Sound’s student radio station, better known as KUPS, hosted the Student Art Market and Clothing Swap in the Rasmussen Rotunda on Nov. 17. Student artists sold their beautiful creations to their peers at an event quickly becoming campus tradition. Students also had the opportunity to look through free clothes provided by the Center for Student Support. The event was abuzz with excitement as art, money and smiles passed around the room. It was hard to leave the art market empty-handed. Art seemed to...
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The following note was delivered anonymously to The Trail’s campus mailbox and received on Nov. 11, 2022. You and the student paper are about to be besieged with the results of an effort coordinated by a large and militant group of faculty who cannot abide by the recent decision of the Board of Trustees to accept only a portion of the recommendations put forward by those same faculty. This group is organizing its messaging to the student newspaper. As you begin to receive enquiries and guidance from this portion of...
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