People of SU

Covid-19 crisis will improve higher ed long-term, Seattle college leaders say

Story includes remarks by Seattle U President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

July 15, 2020

This court case could weaken WA’s Indian Child Welfare Act

Story includes comments by Brooke Pinkham, staff director for the Center for Indian Law & Policy.


July 6, 2020

The fight over monuments asks, who is an American hero and who is a 'symbol of hate'?

Story includes comments by School of Law Professor Ronald Slye.

USA Today

July 3, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak on UW’s Greek Row hints at how hard it may be to open colleges this fall

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

The Seattle Times

July 3, 2020

Guardians or warriors? How hiring veterans impacts Seattle Police

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman. PhD, professor and chair of the Criminal Justice program.


July 1, 2020

Seattle police have made gains in recent years, but work remains

Guest op-ed by J. Michael Diaz, a King County Superior Court Judge, includes mention of work by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

June 30, 2020

How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted

Story features interview with Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of political science.


June 26, 2020

Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force

Guest op-ed by Onur Bakiner, associoate professor of political science.


June 24, 2020

Illustration graphic depicting world map and technological devices

Going the Distance

When Seattle University announced its plan to transition to online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Rubiná Mahsud, PhD, of Albers School of Business and Economics had to quickly redesign her courses while stuck in a time zone 12 hours ahead of Seattle.

June 23, 2020

Civil asset forfeiture used by some law enforcement ‘as a major revenue source’

Story features interview with Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.

KIRO Radio

June 17, 2020

2020-2021 Ignatian Leaders

June 17, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 cohort of Seattle University's Ignatian Leaders.

King County Labor Council expels Seattle police union

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.


June 17, 2020

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda unveils her own proposal for taxing Seattle’s big businesses

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Seattle Times

June 16, 2020

Trouble concentrating? Forgetting things? Our brains are doing strange things during this time of crisis.

Panel discussion included Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.


June 11, 2020

Graphic that reads Seattle U 2020 with photo of graduate in cap and gown holding diploma.

Honoring the Class of 2020

Although Seattle University’s in-person commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions, virtual events organized by various departments across campus will celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.

June 11, 2020

Photo of Albers faculty member Jeffery Smith.

The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

June 9, 2020

State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus

Lawrence Hubbell, PhD, director, of the nstitute of Public Service at Seattle University, is the feaured "Ask the Experts" commentator in a Q&A.


June 8, 2020

Remembering Paul Milan

SU mourns the passing of a beloved colleague who "contributed greatly to fabric of the university."

June 2, 2020

Bannan Scholars

Science and Engineering Dean Michael Quinn announces 2020-2021 recipients. 

June 1, 2020

Student Awards

Provost Shane P. Martin announces the 2019-2020 recipients of the President’s Award, Provost’s Award and Provost’s Award for Graduate Student Excellence. 

May 26, 2020

Tenure and Promotions

Provost Shane P. Martin announces tenure and promotions for 2020-2021.

May 26, 2020

Want to do more for your favorite charity? Consider a planned gift

Guest column by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor, Nonprofit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 26, 2020

Seattle U fall session could be a virtual experiment — and a sign of things to come

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

May 19, 2020

You could be the citizen scientist the world needs right now

Story includes a project co-led by Mark Jordan, PhD, associate professor of Biology.


May 18, 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Story includes interview with Seattle U Provost Shane Martin.

PBS Newshour

May 18, 2020

How the pandemic impacts the mental health of local front-line workers

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor, Psychology.


May 14, 2020


Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

May 13, 2020

Virus Talk Is Inescapable, 44% of Americans Tell Pew

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

Courthouse News

May 13, 2020

Facebook’s AI for Hate Speech Improves. How Much Is Unclear

Story includes comments and references research by Seattle U communications professor Caitilin Carlson.


May 12, 2020

The Presidential race, the race to reopen, and blowback for Inslee

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

KING 5 New Day Northwest

May 12, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Opinion: Responsible AI starts with higher education

The guest op-ed is co-authored by the dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Michael Quinn; and SU alumni and Microsoft employee Scott Hoogerwerf.

Puget Sound Business Journal

May 8, 2020

Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology. 


May 7, 2020

Kenworth training program gives college engineering students real-world experience

Story is about long-running relationship between Kenworth and Seattle U whose students have done projects for as part of their undergraduate coursework in the sciences and engineering.

The Trucker

May 6, 2020

Farmers Market Program Funnels Fresh Produce to Local Food Banks

Samantha Kielty, programs manager at Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets, is a student in the Seattle U Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program.

South Seattle Emerald

May 4, 2020

Natasha Martin

SU’s Natasha Martin Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program has selected 38 emerging college and university leaders for the 2020-21 class, including Natasha Martin, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University.

April 17, 2020

'I don't want my career to fade away' says one PNB dancer

Story is about Benjamin Griffiths, '19, principal dancer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and an SU alumni.


April 14, 2020

Cities Cut Back Homeless Sweeps During Crisis. Activists Hope They’ll Stop For Good.

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.


April 14, 2020

Gratefully Remembering Father Peter Ely

April 13, 2020

Seattle University mourns the loss of Peter Ely, S.J., an extraordinary Jesuit, who passed away April 11.

Judge G. Helen Whitener appointed to state Supreme Court

Judge Whitener is an alumna of the Seattle U School of Law.

Associated Press

April 13, 2020

Coronavirus will trigger ‘staggering and unprecedented’ increase in number of homeless in US, say experts

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Independent (UK)

April 12, 2020

Can you find God in a Zoom call? How communities of faith are adjusting to COVID-19

Story mentions Seattle U Associate Professor Beatrice Lawrence, an expert in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics.


April 11, 2020

Decisiveness, Flexibility are Key in a Crisis

Essay by Kristen M. Swanson, dean and professor of nursing at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

April 11, 2020

Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Swedish Medical Group Chaplain Rev. Leah Klug is a Seattle U alumna (School of Theology and Ministry '08).

The New York Times

April 11, 2020

Vera Whole Health raises $10M to expand its ‘advanced primary care’ model

The company was founded by Seattle U alumni Ryan Schmid co-founded in 2008 when he was an MBA student.


April 10, 2020

Thousands of Washington students haven’t missed a day of instruction

Story features two College of Ed alumni: Monica Wingard, EdAd’13, Principal at St. George & St. Edward Catholic Schools; and David Watson, EdAd ’19, Assistant Principal and English Teacher at St. George School.


April 9, 2020

As virus batters government, US mutual aid groups step up

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Agence France Presse (AFP)

April 8, 2020

New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

A Seattle U mechanical engineering undergraduate is a member of the 60-member research group that founded the website.

Stanford News Service

April 1, 2020

Pandemic-Stoked Instacart Strike Exposes Risks for Gig Workers

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden. 

Bloomberg Law

March 31, 2020

Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is new for all of us’

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, a psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and psychologist.

The Seattle Times

March 29, 2020

Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12) and his family own Frelard Tamales are packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

Seattle Times

March 25, 2020

Deer, Bear and Everywhere: Animals Move Into the City

Story is about Seattle U associate professor of biology Mark Jordan and the Urban Carnivore Project he co-directs with Woodland Park Zoo.

The PEW Charitable Trusts

March 9, 2020

'The prettiest member of the team': how sexism pervades UK charities

The story was co-authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the nonprofit leadership program at Seattle University.

The Guardian (UK)

March 4, 2020

Brianna Ballard, pictured inside one of Chartwell's dining spaces, is advocating for the link between what we eat and how we create a better world for all.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Being

Chartwell’s Wellness & Sustainability Manager Brianna Ballard is helping students and the campus community make smart eating choices that fit with the university's overall commitment to sustainability.

February 27, 2020

Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Seattle University Head Coach and longtime Sounders FC analyst Pete Fewing will be a part of the regional broadcast as Seattle Sounders maintains its relationships with all of its existing regional television and radio partners.

OurSports Central

February 26, 2020

Senate candidate's platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal.

Coeur d'Alene Press

February 23, 2020

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