In the Media

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:52am
Coast Weekend (Oregon)

Northern California author Jody Gehrman spent some of her young adulthood in Bellingham earning a masters degree in English from Western Washington University before returning down coast to establish her writing career. She’s created short movies, developed plays and written enough novels to count on both hands.

Today Gehrman is a communications professor at Mendocino College, which probably informs her latest work, “Watch Me.”

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:47am
The Bellingham Herald

A Western Washington University student was gravely injured in a hit-run incident Wednesday night on Interstate 5 through Happy Valley, authorities said.

Lucas K. Brazier, 23, was rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph hospital and later transferred to Harborview Medical Center after being hit about 10 p.m. on southbound I-5 near the Old Fairhaven Parkway off-ramp, the Washington State Patrol said.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 1:00pm
Cascadia Weekly

Although Samantha Cooper didn’t appreciate the cruel remarks the long-bearded heckler who accosted her on a corner of New York City’s East Village was flinging her way, the writer looks back on that moment as being part of the inspiration for her play, Invincible Ones.

“Lines started to come to me,” the Western Washington University graduate says of the aftereffects of the harassment. “I wasn’t sure what form the play would take at first, but I could feel the pace and the energy right away.”

In a successful Indiegogo campaign designed to bring her Columbia University MFA thesis to the stage, Cooper described the play about roller derby culture and a group of 20-something friends who are reeling from their best friend’s death as being “an exploration of the inherent violence and guilt of being a girl in today’s society.”

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:55am
News 1130 (Vancouver)

Border crossings in the Blaine region were the only ones along the Canada/US border to show an increase in traffic over a six-year period, according to data from a Washington state research organization.

A recent report from the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. shows that between 2010 and 2016, Blaine was the only region that showed growth in passenger traffic.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:11pm
Western Front

A 20-year-old Western student was struck by a car while crossing Bill McDonald Parkway near campus Tuesday evening, a Bellingham Police Department spokesperson confirmed.

While the officer on scene did not know how severe the student’s leg injury was, the victim was alert and talking at the hospital, Bellingham Police Department Lt. Danette Beckley said.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, on Bill McDonald Parkway near Birnam Wood.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:47am
The Bellingham Herald

Western Washington University sophomore Breezy Johnson has been selected to the U.S. Ski Team’s Olympic squad that will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month.

Johnson, who grew up in Victor, Idaho, and learned to ski at nearby Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was one of 22 athletes picked to represent the United States in PyeongChang on Wednesday, according to a release. She will join a team that includes Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety, along with two-time medalist Andrew Weibrecht.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:55pm

“There are concerns that the population may be so low that it can’t recover,” said Ginny Broadhurst, director of the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:38pm
Kitsap Daily News

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is the latest to join the founding members of Vibe Coworks, a coworking and event space under construction on 8th Avenue in Poulsbo.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:54am
Cascadia Weekly

For those who need a primer on what “pedagogy” is, the loaded word is defined as “The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.”

Keep that in mind as you peruse “Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy,” the exhibit currently showing at Western Washington University’s Western Gallery, and at an “Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit” taking place Sat., Jan. 27 at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:00am
The Province (Canada)

While health care is a dynamic service characterized by the continual introduction of new drugs and medical devices, physicians remain at the centre of health-care delivery. It is therefore worth noting that Canada lags well behind almost all developed countries in the availability of physician services.

Specifically, Canada ranks 29th out of 33 high-income countries for the number of practising physicians relative to the population. Unless physicians in Canada are much more productive than physicians in other high-income countries, the data suggest that Canada suffers from a relative scarcity of physician services.