People of SU

Seattle U in the news: Seattle PACs spent $4 million on the election. Who got paid?

All of those campaign mailers were not the most effective tool, says Seattle U instructor

November 14, 2019

Alvin Sturdivant

"I Am Enough"

Alvin Sturdivant kicks off Red Talks for 2019-2020 by sharing his story, discussing black men and higher education.

November 13, 2019

Seattle U alum Alfonso Baes and his widow and grandson at medal ceremony.

Posthumous Honor for SU Alum Alfonso Baes

Alfonso Baes, ’53, who passed away in 1989, received a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II veterans on Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2019

STEM Research Showcase 2019

November 5, 2019

Science and Engineering students shared findings from the research they conducted under the mentorship of faculty this past summer.

Starbucks ask citizens to "Wake up and Vote"

Story includes interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KIRO 7

November 4, 2019

Affirmative-action measure: Are Washingtonians voting on Referendum 88, Initiative 1000, or both?

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

November 1, 2019

What to know before voting in Seattle's upcoming election

Segment featured interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

October 30, 2019

Harvard Grad Students Are Taking on the Trump Administration and Their Own School

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Vice

October 30, 2019

City council candidates are making big promises on homelessness. Can they deliver?

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin, directoe of the Homelessness Rights Advoacy Project.

Crosscut

October 30, 2019

Allow Dreamers to become police officers to better serve our communities

Guest opinion column penned by faculty members in Seattle U's Criminal Justice program urges changes to state law to allow DACA recipients to become police officers. The column focuses on a current Seattle U public safety officer and alumni, a "Dreamer" whose dream is to become a police officer.

The Seattle Times

October 30, 2019

Seattle U in the News: Allow Dreamers to become police officers to better serve our communities

A guest opinion column penned by three professors in Seattle U's Criminal Justice program urges changes to state law to allow "Dreamers" to become police officers.

October 30, 2019

50 years as a Jesuit: Father Jerry Cobb reflects

October 25, 2019

Jerry Cobb, S.J., recently marked the 50th anniversary of joining the Society of Jesus.

Visiting Jesuit from Zimbabwe to deliver LeRoux Lecture on AIS

October 23, 2019

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who is visiting SU as the 2019-2020 LeRoux Chair, will give a lecture on ethical dimensions around artificial intelligence systems.

Courts Dent Gig Companies’ Shield Against `Existential’ Threat

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

October 23, 2019

When Faculty of Color Feel Isolated, Consortia Expand Their Networks

Story includes mention of the 2012 book Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, professor of Modern Languages and Cultures and Women and Gender Studies Seattle University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 22, 2019

SU in the News: The Shooting of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, 10 Years Later

Seattle Met magazine's look back at the killings of police in Seattle a decade ago includes research done by Seattle U criminal justice Associate Professor Matthew Hickman, PhD.

October 22, 2019

The Jesuits of Seattle U: 2019-2020

October 21, 2019

As is the annual tradition, members of SU's Arrupe Jesuit Community gathered at the beginning of the academic year for a group picture.

Seattle police increasingly involved in moving homeless people from sidewalks

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin. 

The Seattle Times

October 18, 2019

Professionals Without Borders in Belize

Learning by Serving

A passion for international service helps students define future paths.

October 18, 2019

Longtime Seattle barber stays put in gentrifying neighborhood with help from Seattle University

Earl’s Cuts and Styles celebrated the opening of its new shop in the Central District, thanks to a Seattle U program aimed at helping local businesses thrive.

October 18, 2019

STDs Rise Sharply Among Older Americans

Story includes comments from Beverly Johnson, PhD, RN, a lecturer in the Seattle U College of Nursing.

Everyday Health

October 17, 2019

Seattle U student Haley Cummins

Alfie Scholar Haley Cummins Featured as One of 100 Young Local Changemakers

Seattle U student Haley Cummins (Strategic Communications ’21) is one of 100 young local changemakers featured in the We the Future exhibit curated by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center. 

October 17, 2019

Washington State Voters Will Decide Whether to Reinstate Affirmative Action. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 16, 2019

ADNW pups pose with a letterman blanket belonging to Maureen’s father Paul Dempsey who, along with Maureen’s mother Beverly Beswick, graduated from SU in 1958.

That's a Good Dog

Alumna-owned organization bettering lives of many, thanks to some four-legged assistance.

Book Review: Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action

Co-author Thai-Huy Nguyen is assistant professor of education at Seattle University.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

October 15, 2019

Melissa Arias is president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

Making Wishes Come True

Melissa Arias, '01 JD, is the new president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

October 14, 2019

NORTHWEST NOW 2019: Election Round Table

Public affairs program with guest panel including Seattle U political science instructor Partrick Schoettmer, PhD.

KBTC

October 11, 2019

Promoting access to Medicare hospice benefit could save taxpayers, benefit underserved communities

Guest op-ed co-authored by Erin Vernon, PhD, assistant professor of Economics in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University.

The Hill

October 11, 2019

Seattle U in the News: Q13 Fox story about Turkey's offensive in Kurdish Syria

Onur Bakiner, an assistant professor of political science at Seattle University, said he believes the military invasion will deepen the humanitarian crisis.

October 10, 2019

A lot of homeless people referred to shelters in Seattle don’t go. These are some reasons why

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin, a professor at Seattle University School of Law and the founder and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Seattle P-I

October 10, 2019

Julia Gorman working on energy kiosk in Zambia

My Journey to Zambia with Seattle University's KiloWatts for Humanity

SU women’s swimmer Julia Gorman, '20, was one of two students selected to accompany a team of professional electrical engineers to Cheeba, Zambia to install a microgrid that powers energy kiosks with solar panels. The senior from Bend, Oregon wrote a summary of her experience and work in Africa.

October 9, 2019

Father Arturo Araujo

A Priest for His Brother Priests

Father Arturo Araujo returns to his alma mater to become rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community.

October 4, 2019

Hundreds of students and family members gathered in the Quad as part of Family Farewell following move-in day.

Welcome Class of 2023

Seattle U welcomed freshman students in late September as they moved into residence halls, bade farewell to parents and began classes. Watch a video and view a photo gallery highlighting some of the Welcome Week events.

Daring Women: Heritage Wealth Advisors’ Jill Perovich Believes Leaders Must Inspire, Motivate and Deliver

Jill Perovich is a Seattle U alumna.

Seattle Business Magazine

October 2, 2019

Campaign graphic

Seattle University Launches Largest-Ever Comprehensive Campaign

The $275 million Campaign for the Uncommon Good will fund scholarships, student programs and the new Center for Science and Innovation

October 2, 2019

From the Publisher’s Desk: After 10 years, still proud to be covering Edmonds

Publisher Teresa Wippel is an SU alumna; she mentions story about her in the Seattle U magazine.

My Edmonds News

September 30, 2019

Faculty and Staff Summer Photos

September 25, 2019

Teresa Wippel is making news in the small town of Edmonds by keeping local news alive.

News Maker

If you met Teresa Wippel, she wouldn’t tell you about how difficult it is thrive in media today. Instead, she might regale you with a story about her early days at The Spectator, Seattle University’s student newspaper, where she wrote moral pronouncements by typewriter, or how she met Walter Cronkite in the spring of her freshman year.

September 23, 2019

Seal Lower Mall

New Colleagues

Let's welcome the following new faculty and staff who are joining us or taking on new roles for the 2019-2020 academic year.

September 20, 2019

Thousands attend 'Amazon Career Day' as company goes on hiring spree

Story includes inerview with Seattle U instructor of economics Vlad Dashkeev, PhD.

KOMO News

September 17, 2019

James Reichmann, S.J.

Remembering Father Reichmann

James Reichmann, S.J., served SU for more than a half a century

September 16, 2019

Sarah Cannon

“The Shame of Losing”

A staff member’s debut book is nominated for a Washington State Book Award.

September 16, 2019

Chinatown cleanup

Photo of Seattle U staff working in Chinatown on the university's Service Day.

NW Asian Weekly

September 16, 2019

Jeanette Rodriguez

Lifting up the Best of Catholicism

Jeanette Rodriguez begins as interim director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

September 13, 2019

Seattle U in the news: Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Kathleen Cook, PhD, chair of the Seattle U Psychology program, was among those interviewed to answer this question in a replay of a SoundQ weekly podcast. 

September 12, 2019

Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Story includes interview with Assoc. Prof. of Psychology Kathleen Cook, PhD.

KUOW-FM

September 12, 2019

Faculty and Staff Service Day

September 11, 2019

Seattle U alum and former board member named new United Way of King County president and CEO

Gordon McHenry, Jr., '79, is a lawyer and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

September 10, 2019

Mary Bartholet

Remembering Mary Bartholet

Longtime nursing professor was a credit to her profession and a supporter of SU's mission.

September 5, 2019

Rosa Joshi on directing 1 Henry IV featuring one of the best bromances in all of Shakespeare

Rosa Joshi is a professor of theater at Seattle U.

DC Theatre Scene

September 3, 2019

A New Assault on Organized Labor

Story includes mention of issue analysis by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Slate

September 2, 2019

College-bound kids? 3 low-tech tips from a mom and college admissions counselor

Seattle U admissions counselor Christine Campbell offers three low-tech tips for parents of first-time college bound students. 

August 29, 2019

Low-tech hacks parents can teach college-bound kids

Guest opinion piece by Seattle U admissions counselor Christine Campbell.

The Seattle Times

August 29, 2019

Albers Business Plan Competition Alumni Find Success

Automated sunscreen dispensers, fast-casual salads, plant-based creamers and a system to stabilize loads suspended under helicopters. All are up and coming products of start-up businesses begun after their founders entered the Harriett Stephenson Business Plan Competition as Seattle U students or alumni.

August 26, 2019

Michelle Simoni at sea

Her Classroom Is the Sea

An SU student conducted research on climate change in the Pacific Ocean this summer.

August 23, 2019

As the economy booms, Washington voters see a system rigged for the rich

Story includes comments from Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

Crosscut

August 23, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival proves power of diversifying the stage

Story includes mention of the play "As You Like It" directed by Seattle U theater professor Rosa Joshi.

The Seattle Globalist

August 21, 2019

Seattle U/Woodland Park Zoo Urban Carnivore Project Invites Citizen Scientists to Report Critter Sightings

The next phase of the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project, a collaboration between the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University Associate Professor of Biology Mark Jordan, PhD, has begun with the launch today of a “carnivore spotter” website.

August 12, 2019

Who Broke Baltimore? We Did.

Story was written by Emily Lieb, PhD, Seattle U assistant professor of history.

The Nation

August 8, 2019

Seattle U President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, addressed the Seattle Rotary Club.

Civility and Reclaiming the Idea of America

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., received a standing ovation after he gave the inaugural keynote talk at a Seattle 4 Rotary meeting in July that launched the club's emphasis this year on civic engagement and civil discourse. 

July 24, 2019

Restoring life: One Ugandan nun makes lasting connections in Clark County

Story mentions that Seattle U students designed building under construction in Uganda to house a new medical center.

Clark County Today

July 18, 2019

Former Stevens Clerks Tell Us Their Strongest Memories of 'One of a Kind' Mentor

Story includes reminiscences by Seattle U law professor Andrew Siegel who clerked for Justice Stevens in 2000.

Law.com (The National Law Journal)

July 17, 2019

The Homelessness Crisis is Getting So Bad That Cities Are Now Building Their Own Camps

Story includes comment by Sara Rankin, associate professor and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at the Seattle University School of Law.

Vice News

July 16, 2019

Short’s Brewing beer is inspired by Pink Floyd legend, shrimp with killer sound

Seattle U biology professor Kristin Hultgren was a co-discoverer of Synalpheus Pinkfloydi, the shrimp the beer is named for.

MLive

July 16, 2019

Starbucks dropping newspapers from its stores

Story includes interview with Seattle U communications professor Caitlin Carlson.

KIRO 7

July 12, 2019

'Why should I have to work on stilts?': the women fighting sexist dress codes

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Janet Ainsworth.

The Guardian

July 11, 2019

New President Kim Moore Launches Her Year

Story includes excerpts from a speech given by President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, on the topic of civility, civic engagement and civil discourse. 

Seattle 4 Rotary Club

July 10, 2019

Trans Women of Color Are the Past and Future of LGBTQ Liberation

Story includes information attributed to Seattle U Assistant Professor Joseph DeFilippis.

The Nation

June 27, 2019

Allison Henrich, Steven Klee and David Neel

Powering Through

SU mathematics professors contribute to a new book for students struggling in the discipline.

June 25, 2019

Admin Rooftop

Seattle University Hires New CFO

Wilson Garone, an accomplished leader and financial professional, will join Seattle University this summer.

June 24, 2019

Annual Athletics Awards Honor Seniors

Seattle U celebrated its year in athletics, honored its senior class and handed out awards to Redhawks who excelled in competition, the classroom, and the community in 2018-19.

June 24, 2019

What Pete Buttigieg Has and Hasn’t Done About Homelessness in South Bend

Story includes interview with Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The New Yorker

June 24, 2019

Undergraduate student celebrates graduation.

Commencement 2019 Central: Relive all the joyful moments!

We present video and photo coverage of the class of 2019 as we bid best wishes to our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students during commencement ceremonies on June 16. 

June 24, 2019

Father Sundborg and Father Chepe

One Year Later

Father Chepe discusses the crisis in Nicaragua and its effect on our sister Jesuit university.

June 21, 2019

Father Twohy Honored

June 20, 2019

5 housing market predictions from Seattle's top economists

Story includes interviews with Seattle U Albers School of Business and Economics faculty Brian Kelly, PhD, and Vladimir Dashkeev, PhD.

KING TV

June 14, 2019

Opinion: When We Kill/ Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong.

Column by Nicolas Kristof includes mention of, and quote from, research conducted by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Peter Collins and colleagues about the cost of death penalty cases.

The New York Times

June 14, 2019

7 Seattle Hotels Sued for Alleged Violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Brooke Coleman.

KIRO 7

June 13, 2019

Sister Mary Namutebi, DM, '20, '22, left and Sister Paskazia Ampronia Nakitende, DM, '19 with The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda share a moment together while reviewing a selfie photo they took on their cell phone in the garden at their St. Joseph's Residence in West Seattle.

Sisters in Learning and Leading

With an SU education, members of The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda are transforming their lives and, in turn, the lives of fellow Ugandans. Get a look at their lives in Seattle and at Seattle U in this photo essay.

This engineer and humanitarian aims to end "energy poverty"

Sponsored content story about Seattle U Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Henry Louie, PhD, and his work with students to create electricity microgrids for energy impoverished areas in Africa.

CBS News Interactive

June 12, 2019

Father Steve - First Citizen

Catching Up with Father Steve

SU's president shares his thoughts on the 2018-2019 academic year, what's ahead for SU, his favorite books from the past year and more.

June 11, 2019

Study: Civil asset forfeiture doesn’t discourage drug use or help police solve crimes

Story cites new study by Seattle U Associate Professor of Economic Brian Kelly.

The Washington Post

June 11, 2019

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