In the Media
A memoir that celebrates as much as it grieves, rages and broods, Jane Wong’s “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City” charts its author’s progress from the casinos of New Jersey to the college dorms of Upstate New York, to Hong Kong and Iowa and finally Bellingham, Wash., where she now teaches creative writing at Western Washington University.
Messages of resilience, joy and unwavering pride took center stage on Western Washington University’s campus on May 31, as LGBTQ+ Western held its annual Pride Month celebration.
A few hundred students gathered beneath Western’s flag poles to hear from students and faculty on the importance of celebrating the university’s LGBTQ+ community.
Two grants from the U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education office will allow the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington to award eight to 10 fellowships each year to students studying French or an Indigenous language spoken in Canada.
The center received nearly $2.5 million from a National Resource Center Grant with the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University and a Foreign Language and Area Studies, or FLAS, grant.
There’s a link between attacks on the LGBTQ+ community and climate denialism, said Cameron T. Whitley, an associate professor of sociology at Western Washington University.
Mentions a partnership between Samish Nation and Shannon Point Marine Center, which provides safety oversight to the Samish diving team and guidance on development their own program.
On Saturday, crews from Mortenson broke ground on Kaiser Borsari Hall, a new building for electrical engineering, computer science, and energy science and technology programs at WWU's Bellingham campus.
Fifty years ago, the Western Washington University women’s basketball team played its first-ever game on the main floor of Carver Gymnasium. This weekend, the team returned with nearly 200 other women to receive decades-awaited varsity letters.
Western’s May 20 Title IX award ceremony honored female student-athletes who competed from 1968 to 1981 — an era when lettering in women’s sports was still largely unheard of. The event was a part of Western’s Title IX 50th anniversary celebration, and its Back2B’ham Alumni and Friends Weekend.
A New York Times book review of Jane Wong's new memoir, "Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City." Wong is a faculty member in Western's English Department.
Jane Wong is the author of the poetry collections How to Not Be Afraid of Everything and Overpour. An associate professor of creative writing at Western Washington University, she grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Western professor works to revitalize clam gardens; Marco Hatch awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation
For the better part of the last 20 years, Western Washington University environmental science professor Marco Hatch has had his hands in the muddy shores of the Pacific Northwest and Canada, digging for clams.
Specifically, Hatch has dedicated his life's work to clam gardens and the cultural importance to the Indigenous people of the region. For centuries, they would place heavy rocks at the low tide line to build a short wall. The high tide would deposit sediment, creating the ideal habitat for clams to grow and thrive, and for other small marine species, like crabs and young fish, to find safe harbor. They managed and harvested the gardens, before colonization.