In the Media

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:30am
The Seattle Times

When thieves broke into an Olympia storage locker in April and hauled away an 85-pound locked safe, they set in motion a series of events that forced Washington State University to send letters to 1 million people advising them their data might have been compromised.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:24am
The Seattle Times

This summer, Western Washington University is building a “cyber range,” a computer lab that runs on a private computer network — reachable through the internet, but isolated from it.

On a cyber range, students can let a virus loose to see what harm it does, or run an attack against the system to find vulnerabilities, said Erik Fretheim, director of the university’s Computer and Information Systems Security Program.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:20am
KGMI Radio

Western Washington University junior soccer player Sierra Shugarts has been named the 2016-17 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Female Athlete of the Year, announced Wednesday from the conference office.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:17am
KTOO (Alaska Public Media)

Maddy and Sophia Marinkovich are mending net for their dad among a sea of men preparing for the salmon season.

Both girls use their fishing money to put themselves through college at Western Washington University. They also have a 12-year-old sister who will eventually join them in Bristol Bay.

But for now, they are focused on mending nets for the season ahead.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:11am
King 5 TV

This spring Ana Ramirez became the first undocumented student elected to Western Washington University's Student Board of Directors.

It was one of the happiest days in the 19-year-old's life.

"I literally cried," she said on the Bellingham campus, Wednesday. "I knew a lot of other people would be proud of me so that made me happy."

Soon thereafter, however, the University told Ramirez she could not assume that office even though she won it fair and square.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:45am
The Bellingham Herald

(WWU's) L.K. Langley, a Bellingham resident with two children in the public school system, said I-1552 sought to “deny transgender people their identities, their dignity and, really, their humanity.”

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:55am

Locating cyber businesses on the Kitsap Peninsula could become a trend, with Western Washington University set to open a cyber warfare training facility just down the street in Poulsbo later this year. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:39am
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected 24 educational institutions (including WWU) to receive $1 million grants as part of it Inclusive Excellence initiative. The initiative’s broad objective is to help colleges and universities to encourage participation and cultivate the talent of students in the natural sciences. In particular, the initiative focuses on those undergraduates who come to college from diverse backgrounds and pathways.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:37am
Whidbey News-Times

BREE DAIGNEAULT, also a Coupeville High School graduate, is enrolled in marine biology and the honors in Distinguished Marine Scholars program at Western Washington University, with an emphasis on public relations/communications. Her high school experiences included collecting and examining sea-water samples for plankton and nutrient content, while training another volunteer to do the same for the Penn Cove Shellfish. She participated in training and research in the study of harmful algae bloom at the San de Fuca marine lab. She wishes to become a public relations person for an environmental agency such as NOAA.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:34am
The Olympian

“The boulder formally know as the Hillary Step is gone,” Madison, a Western Washington University graduate and former AAI guide, told Outside. “It’s pretty obvious that the boulder fell off and has been replaced by snow. You can see some of the rocks below it that were there before, but the gigantic boulder is missing now.”