Some students seek "easy" classes to fulfill requirements that are not part of their majors.
Johann Neem, department chair and professor of history at Western Washington University, worries that consumer-driven education might be driving students away from the true purpose of colleges.
"At the heart of education are human beings interacting with each other," Neem said. "That's the way people feel confident taking risks with ideas. ... It's the way ideas get developed and refined."
Poet and Western Washington University professor Jane Wong’s family life was shaped by food: its presence, in the New Jersey Chinese restaurant her family ran; and its absence, in the unspeakable famines of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, which some of her family members witnessed. In an exhibit of poetry and personal memorabilia, After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly, these two impactful events are tied together.
Back on November 11, 2018, a planetwide rumble emanated from somewhere between eastern Africa and Madagascar. This strange signal, thought by scientists at the time to be related to a colossal but hard-to-identify magmatic process, was pinpointed to have come from 30 miles east of the island of Mayotte, beneath the waves.
It quickly became apparent that this low-frequency tremor took place in the midst of a complex sequence of other, more “ordinary” seismic shakes. This caught the attention of the French government that administers the isle, which was already keeping an eye on what was going on. Now, after some geological detective work, they know what’s been causing at least some of these quakes: the world’s newest volcano.
By Asche Rider
Summer tourism season is nearly upon us, and just like hopeful teenagers angling for a summer crush, businesses may be thinking about how to increase the chances of attracting the attention of visitors and locals alike. Business managers may be wondering how to present their best business-self to make a good impression. Below are some tips.
Asche Rider represents the Small Business Development Center at Western Washington University
For a city that prides itself in staying relatively subdued, the buzz still hasn’t worn off from Saturday night — kind of like the ringing in your ears a few days after a concert.
Everyone involved — from fans posting on social media, to city agencies and Western Washington University groups that had a hand in putting the event together — can’t stop singing the praises of the Double Major event at Civic Stadium that featured performances by WWU alumni Death Cab for Cutie and Odesza.
Education has been largely developed and passed down in a way to consolidate the dominance of men and the rich, and in this changing era of globalization, education needs to embrace other parts of society and respect diversity, said Francisco Rios, a professor of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.
Rios came to Korea to participate in the World Coalition for Equity and Diversity in Education's (WCEDE) first world congress being held at Hoam Faculty House at Seoul National University, Seoul, Wednesday. Rios is president of the WCEDE.
After last year’s Kilauea eruption, another eruption at the volcano’s rift zones could be more than a decade away.
A former Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that there are striking similarities between Kilauea and Loihi, a small underwater volcano about 20 miles off the southwest coast of Hawaii Island. Loihi is not expected to rise above sea surface for at least 10,000 years.
Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, now a geology professor at Western Washington University, points to the last known eruption of Loihi in 1996 in which hundreds of quakes and summit collapses were associated with it.
Following that eruption, the seamount remained quiet for almost 20 years.
This past weekend, Western Washington University's most famous alumni held a benefit concert for the alumni association Scholarship Fund. Called "Double Major," the bill features Death Cab for Cutie and Odesza. We spoke with Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight about how the event came together, what advice they have for students at the university, and what their songwriting process is like.
Western Washington University has identified six cases of whooping case on its main campus in Bellingham over the last two months.
The university announced the outbreak Monday through an advisory alert warning students and staff to take precautions against the respiratory illness.
Chris E. Vargas’s superpower is prescience. In 2013, a year before Laverne Cox’s TIME cover announced the “transgender tipping point,” the interdisciplinary artist created a black-and-white broadside poster in response to the mainstreaming of the trans community, and how transness was being discussed as if it were a recent phenomenon. According to his online store, the promotional collage highlights more than 280 “hiroes & trancestors; artists & activists; the famous & the infamous; the real & the fictional; the living & the passed; those who self-identify as trans & those who predate the category.” And just above those figures, in bold sans-serif typeface, lies the name of his dream: the then-imaginary Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art, or MOTHA.
“I saw a ramp-up of representation in mass media of trans culture and stories, and I thought about the process marginalized people go through when they suddenly have this platform to deliver their story in a larger way,” the Bellingham, Washington-based artist says. “I saw institutions looking at trans culture and experience, but I decided I wanted to do something bigger, like look at history and queer and trans biography in a more expansive way.”