Five esteemed alumni join Hall of Fame

By Erica Thompson – Katherine King, Douglas Ramsey, Elaine Ikoma Ko, Ann Darling and Lorraine Howell each stood behind the podium as new additions to the UW Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame last Tuesday. The ceremony was complete…

Grant allows Joseph to partner with Northwest African American Museum

Associate Professor Ralina Joseph received a Certificate in Public Scholarship (CPS) course development grant from the Simpson Center for the Humanities this year, to explore the possibilities for further project-based collaboration between her Black Cultural Studies classes and the Northwest…

Alex Quade joined Communication students for a mentor lunch and visited two classes in mid-October 2012 to talk about careers in journalism. She also screened her documentary to a group of students and the general public. About Alex: Freelance War…

Alumna awarded $30,000 for promising writing career

By Erica Thompson – Nonfiction writer and University of Washington Communication alumna Inara Verzemnieks (BA, 1996) received a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award for $30,000, along with five other women writers. Born in 1973, Verzemnieks is currently working on…

Elaine Ikoma Ko

By Amanda Ma – Elaine Ikoma Ko (BA, 1975) has had a long career of advocacy in social justice. She has worked for a variety of important organizations and today her great span of work has earned her place as…

Katie King

By Kirsten Johnson – When Katie King (BA, 1983) came to UW as an 18-year-old from the tiny city of Sultan, Wash., she hadn’t the slightest inkling of what she wanted to study. “All I knew is I really liked…

Journalism professor and UW alum Roger Simpson retires

By Amanda Ma – Over nearly 50 years, Professor Emeritus Roger Simpson has displayed what one may consider the ultimate in dedication to the University of Washington, both as a student and a teacher. He began his studies in the…

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