In the media

02 20 15
The Bellingham Herald
Forward Jeffrey Parker scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half as Western Washington University ended nationally ranked Western Oregon University’s 11-game winning streak with a convincing 73-50 triumph on Thursday, Feb. 19, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest in Monmouth, Ore.
02 20 15
The Bellingham Herald
Guard Jenni White had a game-high 18 points on 8-of-11 field-goal shooting as Western Washington University defeated University of Alaska Fairbanks, 91-60, on Thursday, Feb. 19, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
02 19 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University has produced the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers of any college of its size for the third year in a row, according to the organization’s 2015 rankings.
02 19 15
Second Story Garage
In the current world of electronic music, Odesza is a breath of fresh air. The duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight opted to stray from the sound of the typical headbanging, drop-centric style that has become so prevalent in EDM.
02 18 15
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Let’s pretend for a moment that the arguments of the so-called reformers are right: universities are about to face disruptive innovation from a disgruntled public, unhappy employers and policy makers, and new technologies. Let’s assume, moreover, that the many books that document the sad commercialization of higher education are also correct: universities are becoming more like businesses, students are becoming more like consumers, and research is becoming more like product development.
02 18 15
The Seattle Times
For the second time in three years, three Washington universities have sent more undergraduates to work overseas in the Peace Corps than any other schools of their respective sizes in the nation.
02 18 15
USA Today
The state of Washington is well on its way to becoming known for one of the nation's top producers of Peace Corps volunteers. For the second time in three years, schools in the state have been ranked for producing the most volunteers currently serving in Peace Corps in small, medium and large-sized undergraduate colleges and universities, according to annual Peace Corps rankings.
02 18 15
The Rumpus
It’s embarrassing to admit that when I arrived at Western Washington University’s Master of Arts in English program in the fall of 2001, I could count on two hands—and two hands only—the number of living, breathing writers whose work I knew intimately, whose names had found their way to the tip of my tongue. If I changed the criteria to living, breathing poets, the count dropped to one hand, and my tongue struggled to find their names.
02 17 15
The Bellingham Herald
Joel Swisher, the new director of the Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University, stumbled across the institute by chance after his son enrolled at Western. At the time, Swisher, 57, was living in Boulder, Colo., where he was an independent consultant and taught graduate-level courses at Stanford University on greenhouse gas mitigation and electric utility planning methods.
02 17 15
The Bellingham Herald
Dave Freeman decided to become an attorney, in part, because he knew it was work he could do even if he went blind. An Olympia native, Freeman started having problems seeing in the dark when he was about 10. By 14, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease in which the retina slowly degenerates, leading to problems with night vision, tunnel vision, and, eventually, blindness. His mother has the disease too.