In the Media

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:46am
David Dunham has been named the assistant coach for men’s basketball at Western Washington University, announced head coach Tony Dominguez on Monday. Dunham, 45, has spent the last three seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. He was previously the top assistant at WCC for 10 seasons, including serving as the associate head coach of the Orcas from 2011-13. Dunham also had a brief stint as WWU’s volunteer assistant coach from May-October 2013 prior to rejoining WCC as the head coach.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:43am
The Conversation
As beneficial as they are to our lives, mobile phones also present a legitimate threat to public safety – and not because of on-road use or radiation. Many mobile phone users now text, or intently perform some other function on their phone, while walking. This is commonly seen in public places – especially at road crossings.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:41am
Environmental reviews of a coal-export terminal that would be the largest in the nation were summarily suspended on April 1 — but it was no April Fool’s trick for the developers of Gateway Pacific Terminal or local, state and federal agencies working on the protracted review. A small army of scientists, researchers, bureaucrats, politicians, environmentalists and business executives are sitting on their plans, waiting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to define a tiny Latin term: de minimus. It is tied to questions over whether the project would harm Lummi Nation fishing.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:23am
The Bellingham Herald
After high lead levels in drinking water created a crisis in Flint, Michigan, many communities around the country turned their attention to their own water quality. An Associated Press analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data found that nearly 1,400 water systems serving 3.6 million Americans have exceeded the federal lead standard at least once since 2013.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:22am
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University and Bellingham Technical College will be hosting career fairs in the coming weeks. Western will host its Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Admission is free; the fair is open to the public. Participating employers include Insight Global, Seattle Parks and Recreation, SPIE and Providence Digital Innovation. For more information, call 360-650-3240.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:22am
The Seattle Times
In his early days on the University of Washington campus as a freshman, Kaid Tipton got his first taste of what it was going to be like as a student of color at the state’s most elite public school. He ran into a former classmate from Kentridge High School in Kent, who greeted him with a puzzled look on her face. “Kaid, what are you doing here?”
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:21am
The (Vancouver, Washington) Columbian
Two Vancouver artists are set to be featured in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 76th annual International Open Exhibition at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center from April 18 through June 3. Bev Jozwiak and Lynda Raven Brake join 54 other artists from 17 states and four countries in having their paintings shown at the event. The paintings were chosen out of 400 submissions.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:20am
La Prensa
Linguist Shaw N. Gynan, from Western Washington University, has been working with four indigenous women in northern Paraguay’s Rio Apa community to preserve the endangered Guana language. Roughly half of Paraguay’s 7 million people are bilingual in Spanish and Guarani, the major indigenous language, which has official status, but 19 other pre-Columbian languages also survive.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:19am
Skagit Valley Herald
Students in Tony St. John’s chemistry 163 class at Skagit Valley College are actively engaged in their education. Previously, St. John taught the class in a traditional lecture style: him in front of the class showing PowerPoint slide after PowerPoint slide. Now, students work together for much of the class while St. John moves among the groups to offer assistance.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:17am
Tri-City Herald
Columbia Basin College Cyber Security students won the Pacific Rim Region Cyber Defense competition’s first prize and will head to the national competition April 22-24 in San Antonio, Texas.