‘I didn’t think about being first,’ says Pat Cranston, first woman professor in School of Journalism

‘I didn’t think about being first,’ says Pat Cranston, first woman professor in School of Journalism

On a crisp fall afternoon overlooking Elliott Bay, Pat Cranston sits on the couch sipping tea amongst Native American artwork covering the walls of her Queen Anne home that she has lived in for more than 50 years. An avid…

Civil Rights Pilgrimage: Feb/Mar 2016

Civil Rights Pilgrimage: Feb/Mar 2016

Follow along as a group of students, mentors, faculty, and community members travel through the U.S. South from February 26 to March 6 on a civil rights pilgrimage led by Professor and Chair of the UW Department of Communication, David…

Class to hold public forum on dispersing prosperity within limits of environment

Class to hold public forum on dispersing prosperity within limits of environment

The students in professor Kara Dillard’s COM 417 (cross listed as POLS 455) Political Deliberation class are partnering with the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CCCE) to host a deliberative public forum on the topic of economic inequality on…

Bus ride to learning: Collaboration with nonprofit leads to WA Stem education tours

Bus ride to learning: Collaboration with nonprofit leads to WA Stem education tours

When Cindy Gustafson, Chief Financial Officer of Washington STEM, heard about the Civil Rights Pilgrimages through the deep South that are co-organized by Department of Communication Professor and Chair David Domke, an idea emerged in her mind: the potential for…

A watchful eye on Washington: UW Comm alum Walker Orenstein continues his legislative beat

A watchful eye on Washington: UW Comm alum Walker Orenstein continues his legislative beat

For someone without political aspirations, recent UW Comm alumnus Walker Orenstein (B.A., 2015) has spent a lot of time in the shadow of the Washington state capitol dome. Orenstein first moved to Olympia in 2015 as an undergraduate participating in…

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