News Lab celebrates the 87th birthday of journalism veteran Don Duncan. Photo by Karen Rathe.

When the time comes to – you know – retire, many folks think sunny islands, margaritas, maybe a game of shuffleboard. But this was never Don Duncan’s vision. The Kirkland resident is a retired journalist who worked in the industry…

Edgar Gonzalez (B.A., ’04) awarded the 2012 UW Comm Outstanding Early Career Award

An award developed to honor and support a recent graduate (within 10 years) of the Department of Communication who has shown both impressive career accomplishments and a commitment to the public good, Edgar Gonzalez (B.A., 2004) fits all of those…

Jennifer with CCFA walk manager Deborah Jacoby at the Vegas Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon, as part of Team Challenge for Crohn’s and Colitis. CCFA is the official charity of the event. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Simmons O’Connor.

Jennifer Simmons O’Connor (B.A., 2001) never saw herself living back in Issaquah, the town she grew up in, or having a long career working for nonprofits, but she has found a lifestyle. “I didn’t choose this career at all,” Simmons…

Getting to know Urban League CEO Pamela Banks

In December 2011, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle was going through turmoil. Having suffered 18 months without a CEO, leadership was needed to right the course for the organization. Enter Pamela Banks (B.A., ’81). Banks heard about the opening for…

Auction Funds: How do they help?

As the 4th annual Spring Fundraiser quickly approaches, we wanted to share a few stories about how the money raised at past auctions has helped students and their endeavors: UW Communication Ph.D. student Lindsey Meeks, who is primarily focusing on…

MCDM Program launches ‘Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death’ project

It sounds controversial, right? Well that’s kind of the point. The UW Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program announced the official launch of Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death, “a project created to foster proactive and constructive…

Professor Joseph’s new book “Transcending Blackness"

  Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large featured UW Communication Professor Ralina Joseph’s new book “Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.” Discussing what he learned over coffee with Joseph, Large talks about what it means to…

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