In the Media

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:23am
The Seattle Times

The Washington Art Consortium (WAC) has decided to disband.

Founded in the early 1970s, it was the brainchild of Seattle arts philanthropist Virginia Wright, who negotiated with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to get federal money to bring serious artworks — mostly drawings on paper and photographs, since they were easier to ship and store — to the Northwest.

In a statement, WAC said it had completed its mission, and its collection of 411 works by 175 artists (including Jackson PollockArshile Gorky and Roy Lichtenstein) will be distributed to six of its member museums, including the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, the Western Gallery at Western Washington University and Tacoma Art Museum.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:42am
Anacortes American

Western Washington University is looking to add a four-year degree program that would bring more students to its Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.

The marine, coastal and watershed sciences program would be a hands-on, interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program to meet student and employer demand in addressing challenges associated with climate change, resource management and coastal science and policy, according to the proposal.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:59am
The Bellingham Herald

Police are seeking tips after four women in the Sehome and York neighborhoods called 911 to report a voyeur spying on them, Bellingham police said Thursday.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:56am
The Bellingham Herald

While the City Council this week didn’t designate Bellingham as a “sanctuary” city, it did reaffirm that local police won’t enforce federal immigration laws.

What does the council’s unanimous decision to limit cooperation with immigration officials mean? Is it even a change from what the city does now?

Here are some answers.


Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:55am
The Bellingham Herald

Panelists will include Brian Bowe, assistant professor of journalism at Western Washington University; John Mangalonzo, senior editor at The Bellingham Herald; and Ralph Schwartz, citizen blogger and former reporter for The Bellingham Herald and the Skagit Valley Herald.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:05am
The Bellingham Herald

The city will continue to shield undocumented residents from federal immigration laws, even though the City Council is not officially designating Bellingham as a sanctuary city.

The council voted unanimously to do so on Monday night, capping months-long discussions over the issue and after meetings with affected communities and immigrant rights advocacy groups, including Community to Community Development, Western Washington University Blue Group and the Racial Justice Coalition.


Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:54pm
The Bellingham Herald

Authorities will be talking with Whatcom County prosecutors to determine if charges can be filed in the wake of Saturday’s hourlong protest on Interstate 5, which resulted in a crash that caused at least one injury, the Washington State Patrol said Sunday.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:47pm

Western Washington University is using part of its $1.6 million WSOS grant to hire more computer science faculty to teach computational thinking and computer science principles to current and future K‒12 teachers. As part of this program, the university is supporting these teachers in meeting new state computer science educational standards and earning the required endorsements.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:10am
The Bellingham Herald

Parents should plan for a coming earthquake and do their best to make sure that they and their children know what to do when and if the big one hits Whatcom County.

That’s the message local experts want to broadcast as emphatically as possible.



Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:08am
KGMI radio

Six Western Washington University cross country student-athletes have been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Team for their efforts in competition as well as in the classroom.

Members of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and finish among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at the regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships.