In the Media

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:04am
Harvard Business Review

Even if you think you would say something in the situation, you may find the reality is different. Research by Alexander Czopp, the director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University, and his colleagues show that there is a “discrepancy between what people predict they would do and what they actually do.” Here’s some advice for the next time a colleague says something offensive.

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:58am
The Bellingham Herald

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a man walking home north of Western Washington University Tuesday night, Bellingham police said in a statement Thursday morning.

The teen was booked Wednesday night into juvenile detention on suspicion of first-degree robbery, second-degree theft, third-degree theft and identity theft.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:36pm
The Bellingham Herald

Wednesday morning’s forecast took a turn for the worse as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for snow and ice across Whatcom County, particularly areas north of Bellingham that were hardest hit by the recent series of storms.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:24pm
The News Tribune

Are textbook costs for students at four-year institutions in Washington state out of control?

State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, a member of the House Higher Education Committee, seems to think so. According to her, students on average rack up $500 to $1,000 in textbook costs each year.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:22pm
The Bellingham Herald

A man reported he was robbed of his wallet at North Garden and East Maple streets by the two armed men. One man – about 5-foot-9, with a bandana over his face – held a pistol with a dark finish, according to the alert. A second man had a knife. He was wearing a hat and a bandana. They fled in a white car that turned onto East Chestnut, a one-way street that goes away from downtown Bellingham.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:52am
The Bellingham Herald

Temple Grandin, a renowned animal scientist widely recognized as the world’s most successful person with autism, will give a free talk on the Western Washington University campus.

The question-and-answer discussion is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Western’s Performing Arts Center, and is free and open to the public, the university said. The talk, titled “How Families and School Can Support Individuals with Autism,” does not require registration or a ticket, WWU said.

Those planning to attend should allow for extra time to find parking.

Grandin’s campus talk precedes a sold-out event at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Baker Theatre.

Grandin’s notability is twofold. A designer of livestock-handling facilities, her methods to reduce animal stress are used so widely in the industry that nearly half of all cattle in the U.S. are handled in facilities she designed, according to Grandin’s website. She is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University.


Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:23pm
The Bellingham Herald

If fostering creativity is a key to economic development, Bellingham appears to be taking a step in the right direction with a new partnership.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:18pm

The Outback, a joint effort between the Associated Students and Fairhaven College is a five-acre farm designed to coordinate a wide range of opportunities for students. There are personal and collaborative events and projects related to organic gardening, sustainable land use, and habitat restoration. Students obtain meaningful networking opportunities through their contact with the community during their work on the farm. 

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:55am
The Bellingham Herald

Story mentions WWU's annual Children's Literature Conference.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:53am
The Bellingham Herald

Donald Trump was president for about five hours before protesters, most of them university students, took to local streets to denounce the new commander-in-chief.