College of Arts and Sciences


  • Pulitzer Prize Winners to Speak on Campus

    January 7, 2011

    Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Ken Armstrong and Jonathan Martin from the Seattle Times will discuss their book, The Other Side of Mercy, on January 19.  Martin and Armstrong covered the 2009 killings of four police officers as they sat in a Lakewood coffee shop.

    The shootings devastated a community and swept up everyone from judges in Tacoma to prison officials in Arkansas to candidates for president of the United States. The story of that morning's violence spans decades and ripples across state lines. It is a story of our nation's racial divide and the political risks of mercy; of southern prison farms and an act of grace; of festering hate and missed opportunities to stop a man going mad.

    For its coverage of the shootings and the manhunt that followed, the Seattle Times won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Now the newspaper's staff goes deeper, telling the story of a charismatic felon, a minister with his eyes on the White House, and what can lie on the other side of mercy.

    Armstrong and Martin discuss The Other Side of Mercy on January 19 at 6 p.m. in the LeRoux Room in the Student Center. This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Arts and SciencesCriminal Justice Department which offers a Master’s degree and undergraduate majors and minors in criminology, forsenic psychology, administration of justice, and forensic science and a certificate in crime analysis.



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