In the media

05 21 15
The Seattle Times
Vivian Yu, a 21-year-old computer-science major at the University of Washington, is graduating this June with a job already lined up — and four other offers she turned down. Jessica Ramirez, a UW American ethnic studies major with a concentration in labor studies who is also graduating next month, is having a tougher go of it.
05 21 15
NC Policy Watch
Johann Neem, a professor at Western Washington University who has also been critical of WGU, says the model is especially troubling for its on focus low-income and working-class students. He fears that students with financial pressures at home will increasingly be steered to the WGU’s online model of learning and miss out on more robust offerings in traditional public universities.
05 21 15
The Oregonian
A college student from Portland is leading an effort to help children with autism in India. Justin Loveland, a 2012 Madison High School graduate who is in his third year at Western Washington University in Bellingham, is seeking donations for a humanitarian project that he's been working on for more than a year: providing therapeutic toys and equipment and informational books for Adarsh Charitable Trust, a clinic that treats children with developmental disorders.
05 21 15
The Bellingham Herald
Crews could start work on a more than $35 million environmental cleanup of a polluted Bellingham waterfront site as soon as July. The Port of Bellingham Commission approved a contract for cleaning up the Whatcom Waterway with American Construction Company of Tacoma during its regular Tuesday afternoon meeting, May 19. The vote was 2-1, with Commissioner Mike McAuley opposed.
05 21 15
The Bellingham Herald
There may be no Western Washington University men’s track and field athlete who did more to help the Vikings to a fourth straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference title this season, and yet Brett Watson is staying home while eight other Vikings compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 21-23 in Allendale, Mich.
05 21 15
The Bellingham Herald
Michael Hill Jr., a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward who played at Future College Prep in Carson, Calif., last year, has signed a national letter of intent to play men’s basketball beginning this fall at Western Washington University.
05 21 15
The Bellingham Herald
Amber Sudduth Bone has been a member of the vocal faculty at Western Washington University since 2006. She is the instructor for introduction to voice studies, diction and vocal pedagogy, and is coordinator for the voice studios program.
05 20 15
The News Tribune
Marci Shepard is the new superintendent of the Orting School District. Shepard, who has been interim superintendent for the past two months, will now assume the title of superintendent. She will be paid a salary of $125,000, plus an additional $2,500 as a stipend since she holds a doctoral degree.
05 19 15
The Seattle Times
The chill, synth-driven band Odesza started just three years ago when its core members graduated from Western Washington University, but the group has graduated to a main stage at Sasquatch!
05 19 15
The Bellingham Herald
For the first time since 2002, Western Washington University will not be going to the NCAA Division II National Rowing Championships. The Vikings learned of that decision Monday, May 18, during a selection show shown on ncaa.org. That decision snapped a streak of 13 national appearances for WWU, beginning with the inaugural event.