In the Media

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:06am
USA Today

With the discovery of the new species (Tarsius spectrumgurskyae and Tarsius supriatnai), the number of recognized species from Sulawesi and nearby islands has risen to 11. "The discovery of these species is expected to help conserve the critically important regions in which they are found,"  said tarsier expert and study lead author Myron Shekelle of Western Washington University.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 11:05am
NPR's Radio Cafe

John All is not only a climate scientist but also a high-level athlete, Mt. Everest-summitting climber, wilderness medic, scuba diver, and all around major badass and practitioner of what one might call extreme science — he goes with interdisciplinary teams of researchers to remote parts of the world to collect data and observe the natural world and the changes to it caused by human activities. And he trains other scientists to do this kind of work safely. His new book is Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet, in which he talks about his adventures, including a terrifying fall 70 feet down a crevasse in the Himalayas.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:15am
The Anacortes American

Western Washington University will offer two courses on intertidal life in Anacortes this summer as part of “Grandparents U,” an intergenerational program featuring a variety of courses for grandparents and their grandchildren.

A course for grades 1-5 will take place July 24-25, and a course for grades 5-8 will take place July 26-27. Both courses will be held at Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:12am
The Bellingham Herald

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke to an overflow crowd at Western Washington University Tuesday, May 2, 2017, about fighting the Trump administration's travel ban.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 9:58am
The Smithsonian

Turning to another theme, the panelists expressed varying degrees of concern about whether some of the necessary balances in exercising American citizenship have been breaking down, particularly in light of the bitter 2016 presidential election. Johann Neem, a Western Washington University historian of civil society and author of Creating a Nation of Joiners, noting that he was an immigrant, said that some of the abrasive language on both sides of the political divide made it “harder to have a home politically” in contemporary American society.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:07pm
The Seattle Times

The land of my birth is filled with desperate people. Because of America, I am not one of them.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:03am

Veteran journalist Floyd McKay will discuss the political forces and personalities that shaped modern Oregon, with a particular focus on the political rivalry of Bob Straub and Tom McCall. McKay is the author of 'Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State.'

Oregon entered a new era in 1964 with the election of Tom McCall as Secretary of State and Bob Straub as State Treasurer. Their political rivalry formed the backdrop for two of Oregon's most transformative decades, as they successively fought for, lost, and won the governorship. Floyd McKay had a front-row seat as a political reporter for The Oregon Statesman in Salem, and then as news analyst for KGW-TV in Portland. Later in his career, he chaired the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:59am
The Bellingham Herald

Western Washington University students have raised concerns over officials’ response after a volunteer track coach was arrested on suspicion of breaking into dorm rooms in November 2016 and trying on women’s clothes while they slept.

Tanner David Boyd, 26, of Bellingham, had pleaded guilty in a similar burglary case from 2014 days before Western Police arrested him on campus in November, according to court records.

The records also indicate that track and field coach Kelven “Pee Wee” Halsell knew about Boyd’s 2014 arrest and subsequent conviction. 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:30am

Growing up in Seattle, Kramer dreamed of being a newspaper columnist: “I was one of those people irritated in junior high that there was no student paper,” he says. He studied journalism and played football at Western Washington University, and was the first person in his family to graduate from college. 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:26am
The Bellevue Reporter

A study done by economists at Western Washington University concludes that each dollar of state support for the solar industry will result in $16-20 of added “economic activity.”