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Westminster community steps up for student after Lahaina fire

Hailey Killett, a sophomore elementary education major, was getting ready to return to campus for volleyball pre-season when she received news a fire spread in her hometown island and burned her house...Read More

International Festival celebrates culture, promotes unity, according to ASW president

The International Festival, which was the first large event of the year put on by ASW, encouraged students to come together to celebrate the different cultures on campus, according to Leah Stevenson, ...Read More

‘Human beings are mathematical beings,’ guest speaker tells Westminster students

Many students aren’t given the tools they need to learn math. This results in a fear, or even resentment, of mathematics, ultimately harming students in the long run.  That was the message from G...Read More

Iron Chef competition brings backcountry cooking to campus

The Backcountry Iron Chef event, a cooking competition created and run by the Outdoor Program, encouraged students to create “the best meal using only backcountry cooking equipment and ingredients,” a...Read More

The Coffee Shop replaces Griff’s Roost amidst Westminster University, Sodexo partnership

Westminster University now offers espresso, chai and frappe drinks in Bassis Student Center where Griff’s Roost used to occupy, over a week after the Fall semester commenced. Dubbed “Coffee Shop” by s...Read More

Westminster community book club dives into ideas of “acceptable” bodies in “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love”

“Living in a female body, a Black body, an aging body, a fat body, a body with mental illness, is to awaken daily to a planet that expects a certain set of apologies to already live on our tongues,” a...Read More

Climate activist shares “doing better” solutions for the climate crisis

Josie Gerritsen is a Media Writing I student who won the Aspiring Forum Journalist Prize for her work covering the Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies. “The human race is responding to cli...Read More

Student engagement librarians offer resources, guidance for Westminster community

Katherine Tucker Paterson, a student engagement librarian at Giovale Library, said she encourages students to utilize the librarians’ guidance and assistance in addition to the resources offered at Gi...Read More

Westminster community explores ChatGPT, examines artificial intelligence in higher education

ChatGPT has sparked discussions across the country about the role of artificial intelligence in higher education and how institutions are adapting their curriculum and teaching methods to this new pla...Read More

Less than 2% of the population: Westminster community unpacks, analyzes being Black at a primarily white Utah college

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misspelled Isaac Cortes. That error is now fixed. This story was initially written in Fall 2022 by former Forum reporter Lalise Eshete. At Westminster Coll...Read More