faculty emeritus

Title Authored on Link to edit Content
A firsthand telling of the 'Oregon Story'

For the better part of two decades, Floyd McKay was a familiar face in Oregon households, first as a reporter and then as a news analyst for Portland television station KGW.

That position has a storied history in Oregon, as it was once occupied by Tom McCall, who went on to be governor.…

Professor emeritus to read at Village Books April 16 2016-04-12
Coal exports stopped by Lummi Nation fishing rights?

Environmental reviews of a coal-export terminal that would be the largest in the nation were summarily suspended on April 1 — but it was no April Fool’s trick for the developers of Gateway Pacific Terminal or local, state and federal agencies working on the protracted review.

A small army…

A newsman looks back on the Vortex I festival: Book excerpt

When Tom McCall was elected Oregon's governor in 1966, Floyd McKay had a front-row seat.

As a journalist, McKay was there when Oregon approved its Beach Bill, preserving public recreational access to the state's beaches. McKay was there when Oregon approved its Bottle Bill,…

In memoriam: Thomas Schlotterback, 1929-2015 2015-10-07
Finding Korean American history in the Pacific Northwest

The story of “Han in the Pacific Northwest” has been in the making for 30 years. Since the founding of the Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) by Daeshik Yu in 1985, while he was in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, a primary goal has been to…

Don Easterbrook shares new book on the geology of the San Juans

Don J. Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, where he was department chairman for 12 years, shares his new book, “Cruising Through Geologic Time in the San Juan Islands,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Faculty, staff may present diplomas to family at June 13 commencement 2015-05-04
Splitting state in two? An invitation to talk

“The Western part of the Territory appears to the people of this valley like some foreign land, and it is about as little talked of or thought of by them as is the Chinese empire,” an Eastern Washington editor opined, perhaps in reaction to the idea advanced last week by five Republicans from…

Does Censorship Make Us Safer?

To the Editor:

In the 1979 Progressive magazine case cited by Martin London, the issue of how to build a hydrogen bomb became moot because another publication published similar information and the government’s case against the magazine was dropped. No evidence shows that anyone built a…

Subscribe to faculty emeritus