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A Year in Review

December 14, 2022

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As 2022 draws to close, a look back at the top stories and newsmakers.

What a year it has been at Seattle University, punctuated by a sense of normalcy with the return to in-person events like Quadstock and the Costco Scholars breakfast to Commencement at Climate Pledge Arena.

Men’s basketball took one of its best seasons in decades all the way to a WAC Championship. There were advancements and support for many programs from STEM to the College of Nursing’s Clinical Performance Lab.

This year the Chapel of St. Ignatius, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in the spring, won a prestigious national architectural award and there were major changes in SU leadership with the naming of new deans and vice presidents, leaders helping to shape and guide the university into the future.

Here's a sampling of the most viewed or talked about stories of 2022 from The Newsroom, social media and in the news:

The Newsroom

  1. Men’s Basketball WAC Champs
  2. Campus Rocks with Return of Quadstock
  3. Project Center Celebrates 35 Years of Partnerships
  4. Chapel of St. Ignatius Honored by American Institute of Architects
  5. Commencement: A Cause for Celebration
  6. Home Team Advantage
  7. The Best in STEM Research
  8. A Record-Breaking Year for Costco Scholarships
  9. A ‘Conversation’ Around the Pressing Issues of the Day
  10. Laudato Si’: Taking Action for the Planet and People
  11. Leadership Ushers in New Era at Seattle University
  12. New College of Nursing Grants Strengthen Clinical Skills

Social Media Highlights

SU in the News

Op-Ed: President Peñalver and Nursing Dean Swanson weigh in nursing needs

Legal experts weigh in on U.S. Supreme Court pick

Faculty experts discuss wave of tech layoff

Understanding the true cost of student debt

New voting ballot tracker

NSF funding expands STEM access for low-income students

Project Center connects students with companies for real-world problem solving 

Men’s Basketball eyes NCAA tourney