Selma Is Now: Civil Rights pilgrims to speak at Seattle Public Library

Fifty years ago in March 1965, the nation watched as Alabama state troopers brutally beat civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Two weeks later the same marchers walked 54…

MARCHING TO SELMA: HOW MLK, LBJ, & THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT CHANGED THE WORLD

Fifty years ago in March 1965, the nation watched as Alabama state troopers brutally beat civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Two weeks later the same marchers walked 54…

Colloquium: University of Maryland iSchool prof discusses changing norms of interaction due to networked spaces

On Thursday, March 12, Assistant Professor Jessica Vitak of University of Maryland’s iSchool will be talking about how communication technologies have affected the way we conceptualize friendship and consider privacy. I like it….whatever that means: The evolving relationship between disclosure,…

Fendall Yerxa remembered for outstanding journalism, superb teaching

Two-thousand fifteen marks the 50th Anniversary of when Fendall Yerxa joined the faculty at the UW School of Communications, after many years working as a professional journalist. Also an ex-marine, Yerxa anchored at ABC News in the early 1960s, was…

Gina Neff shines among engineers as innovation team awarded $200k

Associate Professor Gina Neff was honored with a 2015 Innovation Award from the University of Washington worth $200,000 over two years for a collaborative team to foster new levels of student engagement and understanding, especially through active learning. She won…

Ferguson and Beyond: Race, State Violence, and Activist Agendas for the 21st Century

Police use of deadly force against unarmed African Americans across U.S. cities garnered national and international attention in the closing months of 2014, putting antiblack racism and state-sanctioned violence at the forefront of social justice agendas, and sparking the most…

Some members of MLC stand with guests from the Ferguson Forum, including Civil Rights Leader and Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette (front row, fourth from left).

At a time where communicating difference is at the forefront of headlines, a new student organization under the department has spurred, desiring to create a space to discuss issues of social inequality. The Minority Leaders in Communication (MLC) originated from…

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