In the Media

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:42am
The Seattle Times
Perhaps helped by a small decrease in tuition prices, the University of Washington ranked ninth in the country — better than it did last year — on the 2016 list of best college values, as reported by Kiplinger Personal Finance this week. Western Washington University ranked 89th. Both schools moved up two places on the list. Last year, the UW was 11th, and WWU was 91st. Both schools are the only two in the state to make Kiplinger’s top 100 list of best public-college values.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:35am
Whatcom Talk
An accomplished musician and budding environmental scientist, Bellingham’s Chandra Johnson has overcome tremendous adversity. Her unwavering drive, supportive friends and family, and persistently positive attitude have pulled her through one of the most difficult years of her young life. Originally from Port Angeles, 25-year-old Johnson discovered Bellingham while a student at Western Washington University (WWU). She was led there by her mother, Nancy Bluestein-Johnson. A former fish biologist, Johnson’s mother currently serves as program manager for WWU’s Huxley College on the Peninsulas in Port Angeles.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:31am
The Northern Light
Three Western Washington University (WWU) students spoke to a crowd of curious residents about the feasibility of a passenger train stop in Blaine. Michelle Anderson-Irons, Joe Glithero and Lora Sonnen, three students in WWU’s international business program, presented their evaluation in Blaine City Council chambers on December 3. The students, under the guidance of professor Tom Roehl, conducted a market analysis, compiled target demographics for ridership, proposed some marketing strategies and developed a list of pros and cons for the station stop.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:29am
The Bellingham Herald
Police responded Thursday, Dec. 17, to the sixth recent report of indecent exposure, the latest in a series of flasher and voyeurism cases north of Western Washington University campus. Two young women called police around 11:15 p.m. when they saw a man outside their window on the east side of the 1000 block of North Garden Street. His jeans were partly down and he held a cell phone flashlight to his exposed genitals “to make sure they could be seen,” said Bellingham Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:59pm
CNN
Good news for people living alone: A forthcoming paper shows that single adults — of any sexual orientation — are physically healthier when it comes to body mass index. The study, which appears in the January edition of the Journal of Family Issues , found that living without a partner — either divorced or never married — is associated with lower body weight. Sociologist Jay Teachman of Western Washington University used 20 years of data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Study of Youth and more than 3,000 participants to examine body weight, marital status, and what he calls relationship "transitions" — that is, breakups.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:56pm
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University Vikings ended their season with a 20-25, 19-25, 25-27 loss to Wheeling Jesuit in the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship Semifinal on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Bob Martinez Athletics Center on the University of Tampa campus.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:55pm
Yahoo/Reuters
A university student in Washington state pleaded not guilty on Friday to a hate crime charge stemming from a post on the anonymous social media platform Yik Yak, court officials said.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:20pm
The Seattle Times
Western Washington will get a chance at some revenge and a shot at making the national finals in volleyball — all in one day. The Vikings (27-5) won their NCAA Division II quarterfinal match Thursday, posting a 20-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 victory over Rockhurst of Kansas City, Mo., behind the double-double of freshman Kayleigh Harper. That puts WWU into the semifinals Friday at 2 p.m. against Wheeling (W.Va.) Jesuit, a 37-4 team that beat Western in straight sets to open the season.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:09pm
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University Vikings advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four with a 20-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 quarterfinal victory over Rockhurst on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Bob Martinez Athletics Center on the University of Tampa campus. Redshirt freshman middle blocker Kayleigh Harper led the Vikings with a rare kill-block double-double, notching a match-high 16 kills and 10 total blocks (nine block assists, one block solo). Senior opposite Jennica McPherson also recorded a double-double with 14 kills (.565 hitting percentage) and 16 digs.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:09pm
The Seattle Times
A suspended Western Washington University student acknowledged to a campus police officer that he wrote “Let’s lynch her” on an online thread about a black student leader but said he promptly deleted it, according to the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Tysen Campbell, who is white, was charged Thursday with malicious harassment for the Nov. 22 post on the anonymous messaging service Yik Yak in a thread about student president Belina Seare, charging documents say.

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