#BLACKOUT: Reactions to Ferguson at Puget Sound

On Dec 1, Puget Sound’s Black Student Union (BSU) organized a campus-wide demonstration mourning the death of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Miss. Brown’s death sparked nationwide outcry against institutionalized racism and police brutality towards black individuals across America. The BSU organized the demonstrationthrough social media outlets,asking for students to wear all-black clothing on Dec 1. “Wearing all black will signify your commitment to dismantling institutional racism in our country. Please stand with us in solidarity as we mourn the death of Michael Brown  and demonstrate our frustration...

Puget Sound recognized for quality tree maintenance

The Arbor Day Foundation has given Puget Sound a Tree Campus USA recognition for 2013 for the care shown to trees on our grounds. “This national recognition is a well-deserved vote of appreciation for all that our grounds staff do to ensure the Puget Sound campus remains a place of local and regional pride,” Bob Kief, Vice President for Facilities Services, said in a campus press release. To receive such recognition, a university must meet five requirements outlined by the Arbor Day Foundation: having a Campus Tree Advisory Committee; having...
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