In the Media

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:52am
The Bellingham Herald

Officials are investigating two incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism that occurred this week, Western Washington University confirmed Friday.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:11am
The Bellingham Herald

Several hundred students stood up, left their classrooms and gathered in the rain on Western Washington University’s campus Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide demonstration about gun violence, one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida.

In addition to the walkout held in Red Square at 10 a.m., students also staged a “die in,”where they laid down on the ground and others drew chalk outlines of their bodies.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:10am
Skagit Valley Herald

THE SALISH SEA: Dr. Bert Webber, Professor Emeritus Environmental Science, Western Washington University, Huxley College and Founding Fellow WWU Salish Sea Institute, will explain how the Salish Sea got its name at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Northwest Educational Services building, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Free, open to the public.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:12am
Humanities Washington

Join us as we discuss what progress looks like for Black America. Are the last 50 years worth celebrating, or do we remain in much the same place as we were when the Kerner Report declared that “discrimination and segregation . . . now threaten the future of every American”? Featuring Clyde Ford, local author, teacher, and national public speaker, and Dr. Vernon Damani Johnson, Western Washington University professor and Program Director for the Munro Institute for Civic Education. Moderated by Dr. Joy Wiggins, Western Washington University professor and director of Global Peaceful Paths.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:45am
KGMI Radio

Police arrested a suspect after a vandalism incident in a Western Washington University academic building Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:43am

A similar notion was tweeted by James Davenport, an astrophysics post-doctoral student at Western Washington University.

"Sad to hear about Stephen Hawking’s passing. I probably watched “A Brief History of Time” on VHS 100 times as a kid. One of my first memories of wanting to really understand science. Thank you, Prof. Hawking"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:39am
Peninsula Daily News

The North Olympic Group of the Sierra Club and Western Washington University will present a free lecture on climate change at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Chemist Adelia Ritchie, who represents the Climate Reality Project, will speak at the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:17pm
The Bellingham Herald

Western Washington University students are organizing a class walkout Wednesday morning, part of a planned nationwide protest of gun violence.

Organizers of the event urge participants to stage events at 10 a.m. local time, across U.S. times zones, according to media reports.

WWU Students Against Gun Violence are planning a walkout and “die in” just after 10 a.m. PDT Wednesday at Red Square on campus, said a faculty member who is advising the students.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Kitsap Sun

Money for a new four-year degree in early childhood education was included in the state's recently approved supplemental budget.

The high-demand degree program will be offered through Western Washington University in collaboration with Olympic College. The budget allocates $700,000 for the program, which is expected to grant 75 bachelor degrees annually once it is up and running.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:35am
The Brookings Institute

Will we have public schools a decade from now? What will they look like? For the first time since the 19th century, or perhaps since debates over desegregation, we are facing these fundamental questions.