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Faculty Spotlight: Tam Dinh, Ph.D

Sunya Chay, Staff Writer Tam Dinh, Ph.D., is the Program Director of Social Work at Saint Martin’s University and also serves as an Associate Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences. She focuses her instruction and research on mental health, diversity, Asian communities, and trauma.   Dinh started out in pharmaceutical studies at the University of Washington, but admitted that

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Indigenous People’s Day: Celebrating tribal heritage through cultural education

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer  Oct.12th is recognized as Indigenous People’s Day, a day meant for the celebration of Indigenous heritage. This push of acknowledgement for those whose lands we reside on started in 1990 in South Dakota, and has begun to spread across the United States. National Public Radio (NPR)  states that “at least 10 states now celebrate some version

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The Notorious RBG: Supreme Court Justice dies at 87

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer  On Sept. 18th, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications from pancreatic cancer. Known to some as “The Notorious RBG,” the accomplishments this woman achieved are owed to the tireless determination that she displayed throughout her life. Her contribution to legal history will not be forgotten as she pioneered several legal steps forward

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Saint Martin’s nursing department creates new learning opportunities for students

Taryn Zard, Staff Writer May 7th, 2020 was originally going to mark the launch of Saint Martin’s University’s very own nursing floor. While the university planned for a big, fancy grand opening with donors and even some local members of government, the grand-opening of the nursing department was postponed due to COVID-19. Instead, on June 25th, there was an online,

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Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Kunder, Ph.D.

Celine Winston, Staff Writer Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., has taught physics at Saint Martin’s University since 2017. In late August of this year, she won a $187,000 National Science Foundation grant to help support her in her scientific journey. Kunder specializes in astrophysics, which differs from basic physics.  As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, astrophysics “deals with the physical properties of

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Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University returns with new changes

Kaiyle Okada, Staff Writer Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU) has been hard at work to assure that the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters will run smoothly. New staff, such as Senators and the Executive Board, are learning how to navigate through this upcoming year. There have been some new positions added this year, including the Public Health

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Jodie Hartman joins Saint Martin’s Veteran’s Center

Emmanuel Son, Staff Writer The Veteran’s Center at Saint Martin’s University has welcomed Jodie Hartman to be their new Vet. Corps Coordinator. Hartman has previously worked on campus as an ambassador with the admissions office. The Veterans’ Center is a service at Saint Martin’s University run through the AmeriCorps organization. The job of the coordinator is to assist the veteran

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