In the Media

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:36am
The Bellingham Herald

A Western Washington University student was arrested Saturday morning in connection with the on-campus rape of a fellow student, police and university officials said.

University Police arrested Isaiah William Dowding-Albrecht, 19, and booked him into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of second-degree rape, which is a class A felony in Washington state.

Dowding-Albrecht of Burien, a resident of Nash Hall, was released on $20,000 bail Sunday, jail records show.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:35am
Seattle Times

SEATTLE would likely benefit from congestion pricing, which charges fees to drivers entering downtown areas at peak periods, especially if the city uses the revenues to fund public transportation. But before the city is asked to vote on any congestion-pricing plan, residents should be allowed to experience congestion pricing through a seven-month trial period.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:38pm
The Bellingham Herald

Border traffic into Whatcom County continues to increase and gas prices could be a big reason for it.

Nearly 3 million people have traveled southbound through the five Whatcom County border crossings in the first quarter of 2018, a 16 percent increase compared to a year ago. That's also the highest first quarter total since 2015, when the Canadian dollar was hovering around 85 cents compared to the U.S. dollar at a time when the strong loonie was coming to an end. That's according to data collected by Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:37pm
The Bellingham Herald

Aquaponics has greater per acre yields and uses 90 percent less water than traditional agriculture because plants aren't grown in dirt and the water is recirculated, according to Loquvam.

Designed in partnership with Engineers Without Borders and Western Washington University's Engineering Department, the solar-powered aquaponics system is part of a larger goal of creating living-wage jobs in that industry for the group of people the farm already works with, people who otherwise struggle to find employment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:34pm

Gere talked about a recent visit from Gov. Jay Inslee. She and Inslee worked with students at Shannon Point Marine Center.

“I believe education and science are our two greatest tools as we move forward,” Gere said.

She talked about the new Western Washington University marine coastal degree to be implemented at Shannon Point.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:43pm
The Governor's Office

Shannon Point footage comes after the tulip festival segment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:40pm
Peninsula Daily News

Two passengers were released from Olympic Medical Center on Sunday after a Blyn-area vehicle wreck Saturday night that killed the driver, a 21-year-old Silverdale man, authorities said.

Jonathan Olsen-Devenney was one of three Western Washington University extension students in the vehicle, Clallam County Sheriff’s Detective Josh Ley said Monday.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:38am

Story about the death of former Congressman Al Swift, who taught journalism at Western.

Former Congressman Al Swift, who taught journalism at Western, has died at the age of 82. In this image, Swift is hosting Lillian Carter, mother of former President Jimmy Carter, when she visited Washington.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:34am
KGMI Radio

Governor Inslee appointed Bradley F. Smith to Bellingham Technical College’s Board of Trustees for a term running through September 2022.

BTC says Dr. Smith’s career includes higher education, most recently as Dean of Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

Smith and his wife have lived in Bellingham for 23 years and have two grown children.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:19am
Seattle Times

Thirty years ago, an unusual protest took place in Washington, D.C., that gave voice to a historically oppressed group. At Gallaudet University, deaf students demanded that a future president at the college be just like them. In other words, deaf.

Throughout its storied history, presidents at Gallaudet, the world’s only university for the deaf and hard of hearing, could hear and were never fluent in American Sign Language. The student’s “Deaf President Now” protest was short, powerful and successful.

At the time, I was a junior attending Western Washington University in Bellingham. Having been raised in rural Lewis County, my life up to that point was one of assimilation. Because of my moderate hearing loss, I learned how to speak first as my primary language. I was outfitted with hearing aids and, with help from a speech-teacher, learned to take auditory cues and process information. I graduated from Chehalis High, attended Centralia College and transferred to WWU.