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Stories in this issue

Putting the Pieces Back Together

Decades before Randall Jimerson became director of Western's graduate program in archives management, his family treasured a piece of civil rights history

Pushing the Limits

Near the end of a 4,000-mile human-powered journey to the western Arctic, two WWU alumni catch a lucky break — they run out of supplies

The Client

Seattle attorney James Pirtle (’01) explains why his first human rights case was defending an accused Ugandan criminal – one of Kony’s commanders

Shameless

Sociologists Jen Lois and Joanna Gregson ('93) ask why romance writers don't get the literary credit they deserve

Author's Map

Alumni novelists share how their memories of campus influence their work

A Slice of Poetry

Pie Poet Kate Lebo's culinary and literary loves intertwine

Swirl of Humanity

New campus sculpture wins national award

Putting Air Pollution Data on the Map

Students Produce 'Western Window' Television Show

Basketball Teams Plan for Success in 2014

Men's and women's teams hope to keep racking up the regional and national titles

Western Strengthens Asian Partnerships

Strengthening STEM

New programs in sciences, technology meet state's needs