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IF YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR OWN EDUCATION, YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR LIFE

The Fairhaven Difference

Our commitment to transformative, creative, inquiry-based learning empowers students to pursue social, economic, and environmental justice.

Fairhaven and the Ray Wolpow Institute to launch new Human Rights minor this fall

Faculty and students participate in a Human Rights workshop

This fall, Western will launch a new interdisciplinary minor in Human Rights, a combined program of study offered through Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies (FCIS) and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (RWI).

 

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Fairhaven Scholarships 2021-2022

 

 

Applications are Due April 19th 2021

Fairhaven Scholarship Opportunities in:

Audio Recording and Music | Entrepreneurship | Food Production

General Scholarships | Math/Science | Social Justice

Visual Arts | Women’s Studies | Writing

John Feodorov’s exhibition, “Assimilations,” at CUE Art Foundation

  

  

John Feodorov’s painting “Living Beneath a White Rainbow,” from 2020. an american flag flies upside down over a colorless rainbow and a house with a brown hand giving the thumbs up sign. the artist grandfather and mother stand in the doorway of another simple house

John Feodorov’s exhibition, “Assimilations,” at CUE Art Foundation recounts what Native Americans lost, culturally, under European colonization: language, religion and history. His crude, faux-naïve and elegantly composed paintings are the best works in the show. Enlarged family photographs and an installation with a Bible translated into Navajo, juxtaposed with a recording of the artist’s mother and grandfather singing Navajo songs, add to the overall, devastating effect.

The New York Times:  3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

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World Issues Forum

Adventure Learning Grant

Fairhaven College nurtures engaged learning, fostering social justice through innovative programs. 

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Fairhaven College is committed to Solving Local & Global Problems. Our students and faculty are actively engaged in community activism and research at local, national, and international levels.

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Collaboration

Niall Ó Murchú and Rachel Malia Newkirk

Hilary Schwandt, Bethany Sparkle and Moriah Post-Kinney

Fairhaven’s interdisciplinarity fosters collaboration within the College and across campus. Check out some of our exciting collaborations.

 

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Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship

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