In the media

06 12 15
MyNorthwest.com
ShellNo activists in Bellingham attached themselves to the anchor chain of a vessel belonging to the oil company Friday morning. Western Washington University students Erika Osland and Sawyer Joy spent the morning hanging from the chain in protest of Shell Oil's intention to explore the Arctic for oil.
06 12 15
Foreign Affairs
We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Those articles sparked a heated debate, so we decided to ask a broad pool of experts to state whether they agree or disagree with the following statement and to rate their confidence level about that answer: The AIIB represents the start of a fundamental challenge to the current global multilateral order.
06 12 15
The Bellingham Herald
BELLINGHAM After nearly half a century as sports information director in the Athletics Department at Western Washington University, Paul Madison is retiring effective Sept. 30. Making that announcement on Thursday, June 11, was WWU director of athletics Steve Card. “Paul is an institution in himself,” Card said in a news release. “His commitment and contributions to Western and the Athletics Department are unparalleled. He has been the one constant in our department for 48 years, bridging generations of student athletes. He will be sorely missed.”
06 12 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard announced Thursday, June 11, that he will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. “I think you want to retire when a university is strong,” Shepard said. “Transitions can stress an institution a bit, but the university is extremely well-positioned.”
06 11 15
Bremerton Patriot
Not long ago, Bremerton High School was a dangerous place. Gang activity, drugs, bullying and lewd behavior were more common than kickball. Academically, the school was a failure. In 2003, only 57 percent of seniors graduated on time—an F by any standard. But something extraordinary happened at Bremerton High School.
06 11 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University will partner with the city to help students sort unwanted stuff as they move out at the end of the school year. The Move-Out Madness event will offer three collection sites for students who want to donate household items, furniture, appliances and nonperishable food. There also will be bins for recyclable items and landfill waste.
06 10 15
The Bellingham Herald
Students, faculty and staff have once again urged the Western Washington University Foundation to divest from fossil fuel companies. More than 350 Western employees signed a letter in support of a student-led divestment campaign that is now in its third year.
06 10 15
Bellingham Business Journal
When Kelsey Rowlson graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in communications, she thought her job search might take a while. Instead, she lined up a job as the event and program coordinator at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce in July 2014, a month after graduation.
06 10 15
The Islands' Sounder
Noted economists Dr. Hart Hodges and Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman will be featured guest speakers at the Economic Development Council’s annual “Economics” luncheon.
06 10 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s Katelyn Steen placed fourth in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 32nd annual Harry Jerome International Track Classic held Monday, June 8, at Swangard Stadium. Steen, a senior from Sammamish, was timed in 10:15.08, just over two seconds off her school record set earlier this spring.