In the Media

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 8:47am
Yahoo! Sports

You might know this guy already, or at least know of him. If you don't, you've assuredly seen his work pop into your social media feeds.

His name is Josh Cashman – a 24-year-old from Mukilteo, Wash., who is a lifelong Seahawks fan and current student at Western Washington University majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies and Video Production. You likely know him by his Twitter handle: @cablethanos_.

He's the mastermind behind the viral Seattle Seahawks hype videos beginning in 2018. Cashman, the latest guest on the Talkin' Seahawks Podcast, detailed how these videos came to be.

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:33am
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Science is at its heart a treasure hunt.

A pair of astrophysicists, Carles Badenes of the University of Pittsburgh and Todd Thompson of Ohio State University, showed the value of pursuing the treasure of hidden knowledge in a paper published recently.

With the help of a team of graduate students and Kevin Covey of Western Washington University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy they found what they believe to be a black hole of a type never before discovered.

Long theorized, non-accreting black holes are ones that have not yet begun to consume stars. Because of that, they do not emit light. And that’s why none had been found.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:01pm
Montana Public Radio

Kathryn Trueblood is the author of The Baby Lottery and The Sperm Donor’s Daughter and Other Tales of Modern Family . A recipient of the Goldenberg Prize in Fiction and the Red Hen Press Short Story Award, she teaches at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:58pm
Yale University

“These butterfly populations were driven to extinction because of variability” in precipitation, said John McLaughlin, an ecologist at Western Washington University who worked on the study. “We should be paying a lot more attention to these kinds of things.”

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:03am
Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger

A team of researchers waded through the hellscape of being Rep. IIhan Omar on Twitter and were floored: Of all the tweets that mentioned her, only 30 percent were NOT from accounts that have shared hate speech or overt disinformation, like the baseless claim that she married her own brother or has ties to terrorists.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:42am
North County Outlook

The City of Arlington is contracting with Western Washington University Sustainable Communities program to develop a plan for the future of our treasured downtown. We invite you to join us and share your ideas for downtown Arlington. Imagine the Arlington downtown of the future, one that continues to provide opportunities as a civic and economic center - what does this look like for you? A workshop has been scheduled to gather input from the community at large.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 8:45am
Detroit Free Press

A new report released last week by several scholars from four universities confirms the experiences that El-Sayed and other Muslim candidates across the U.S. faced during the 2018 political campaigns. Titled "#Islamophobia, Stoking Fear and Prejudice in the 2018 Midterms," the 97-page report details the hatred that 166 Muslim political candidates in the U.S. endured during the midterm elections.

Six Muslim candidates from Michigan completed the survey the researchers sent out to Muslim candidates, said one of the report's authors, Western Washington University associate professor of journalism Brian Bowe.

"What’s important here is not simply that someone like Rashida Tlaib is the target of online Islamophobic, xenophobic and misogynist rhetoric, it’s that Twitter makes it easy for bad actors to amplify this rhetoric, which then spills over into news coverage," Bowe told the Free Press. "Some of the most active Twitter conversation about Rep. Tlaib came from far outside the 13th District, as we saw from the thousands of tweets tagging both her and Rep. Omar. This kind of disinformation infrastructure may disrupt and distort local debates over which candidate would best serve the needs of constituents, posing a danger for democracy."

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis is among a dozen applicants to replace Justice Mary Fairhurst on the Washington State Supreme Court, according to a spokesperson the Office of Governor.

Montoya-Lewis was sworn in Jan. 16, 2015, as the first Native American judge on the Whatcom County Superior Court. She was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee after the state Legislature approved a fourth Superior Court judge for the county in 2013.

Before that, Montoya-Lewis served as an associate professor at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College and had served as a judge for 16 years, including as chief judge for the Lummi Nation from 2008-11. Montoya-Lewis graduated from law school at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1995.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:09am
The Bellingham Herald

Western Washington University announced Thursday that it is attempting to raising $20 million by September to help fund a new building on the Bellingham campus and expand its specialized programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

“Two of the most important goals in Western’s strategic plan are advancing inclusive student success and increasing Western’s impact in Washington,” Western President Sabah Randhawa said in a release Thursday, Nov. 7. “Preparing more graduates for successful careers in the state’s high-need STEM fields satisfies both objectives at once and demonstrates our commitment to serving the needs of the state, our students and the public good.”

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:43am
Cascadia Weekly

What do feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Western Washington University adjunct professor Dr. Joy Wiggins have in common?

A whole lot. For starters, they’re both interested in heady topics such as the origins of sex and race caste systems, how gender roles play an important part of people’s lives, nonviolent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples and obliterating the patriarchy—especially when it comes to seeking equality across a variety of spectrums.

Additionally, they’re both authors. Wiggins and co-author Kami Anderson recently published From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace, and Steinem’s new book, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First it Will Piss You Off: A Lifetime of Quotes, is now on the shelves.