Society, Justice and Law

Seattle U in the News: How to Recognize if You're Being Racially Gaslighted

Associate Professor of Political Science Angelique Davis, JD, is the primary source for a story in Mashable that defines and explains racial gaslighting

June 26, 2020

Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force

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

Crosscut

June 24, 2020

Listen, learn and act on police reform

Editorial board opinion column mentions work done by Seattle U Criminal Justice Department Chair and Prof. Matthew Hickman.

The Seattle Times

June 21, 2020

US Supreme Court building

The Dream Lives on for DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a “significant victory for Dreamers, who are valued members of campuses and communities across the nation who make many positive contributions to our country,” says President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

June 18, 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

King County Labor Council expels Seattle police union

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

Crosscut

June 17, 2020

A look at Trump's executive order to improve policing

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman. PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program. 

Associated Press

June 16, 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

LGBT Ruling Paves Way for Bathroom, Religious Battles at Work

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

Bloomberg Law

June 16, 2020

Seattle U’s Korematsu Center among advocates filing suit on behalf of Black Lives Matter

Legal advocacy agencies filed a lawsuit in federal court this week on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County against the Seattle Police Department for its use of force against crowds that gathered to protest the death of George Floyd

June 11, 2020

Seattle council begins ‘inquest’ of SPD budget amid call to defund police

Story includes comments by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KIRO 7

June 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the law firm Perkins Coie filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County

Associated Press

June 10, 2020

What Would It Mean to Defund the Police?

Panel discussion that included Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KQED

June 10, 2020

What Does Defunding Police Forces Look Like?

Story features an interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professs of criminal justice.

Wisconsin Public Radio

June 9, 2020

Food, medics, free rides home: Seattle protests see rush of volunteer support

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

Crosscut

June 9, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty expert talks about police use of force data and research

Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program, and research partner Bob Scales, spoke with NBC News Bay Area about the need to track use of force data so that police officials can learn about unrecognized bias and more effective techniques, achieving better, less violent results.

June 4, 2020

Experts Track Data To Reduce Police Violence

Story features interview with Criminal Justice Professor Matt Hickman, who is an expert in police use of force and data-driven reforms.

NBC News Bay Area

June 3, 2020

Protesters demand city defunds Seattle Police Department, invests in community based solutions

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, Ph D, criminal justice professor. 

KIRO Radio

June 3, 2020

‘Outside agitator’ narrative not supported by Seattle arrest data

Story includes comments by Deborah Ahrens, SU law school professor.

Crosscut

June 3, 2020

Seattle receives 14,000 complaints about police conduct in protests

Story includes comment by Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of the criminal justice program. 

KIRO 7

June 2, 2020

As police decry George Floyd killing, new force report signals encouraging direction in San Jose

Story mentions data analysis done at Seattle U for a report on police use of force in San Jose, CA.

The Mercury News

May 29, 2020

42 faith groups in 14 countries announce divestment from fossil fuels

Story mentions Seattle 's decision to divest from fossil fuels.

National Catholic Reporter

May 17, 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

Seattle University to Receive Award for Work with Surrounding Neighborhoods

Seattle University will be recognized for its commitment to its adjacent neighborhoods next week by Campus Compact, which will bestow its Richard Guarasci and Eduardo J. Padrón Awards for Institutional Transformation.

May 7, 2020

Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

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

KOMO News

May 7, 2020

New tools to help WA abuse victims put to the test during coronavirus

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

Crosscut

May 5, 2020

Uber Budges, a Bit, on Virus Sick Pay for California Drivers

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Business

May 1, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Seattle U law students helping domestic violence survivors file protection orders

Deirdre Bowen, a law professor at Seattle University, created a new pop-up clinic that allows law students to help domestic violence survivors file protection orders in King County. 

April 22, 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.

HuffPost

April 14, 2020

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

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

Graphic depicting business, law and nursing programs

Seattle University Business, Nursing and Law Earn High Rankings Nationally in Latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

Seattle University business, nursing and law graduate programs made the rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2021,” including several ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

April 3, 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

Seattle U in the News: Homeless feel the effect of social distancing

Law Professor Sara Rankin on the effects of social distancing on the most vulnerable.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a Two-Year J.D.

Josie Mitchell, associate director of the School of Law's Center for Professional Development, has some advice for international students interested in earning a two-year J.D. in the U.S.

March 19, 2020

Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a 2-Year J.D.

U.S. News & World Report

March 19, 2020

After Judge’s ‘Troubling’ Behavior, Lawmakers Question Court Misconduct Rules

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Brooke D. Coleman.

The New York Times

February 6, 2020

Seattle City Council tangles with Indian politics

Story includes comments from Seattle U English professor Nalini Iyer.

KUOW-FM

February 4, 2020

Public Space, No Exceptions

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, Seattle U law professor and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Landscape Architecture Magazine

February 4, 2020

‘Scared for my life’: why more Indians are joining migrants on risky journey to reach the US

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Tayyab Mahmud.

The Guardian

February 3, 2020

Why is next week's Iowa Caucus such a big deal?

Interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

January 29, 2020

State proposal would let King County tax large businesses to pay for homelessness and housing

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, Seattle U law school professor and member of the Third Door Coalition. 

Crosscut

January 29, 2020

West Coast longshore union braces for bankruptcy, unnerving labor nationally

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Diane Lourdes Dick.

Los Angeles Times

January 28, 2020

New city councilmember proposes downtown storefront for police and community service officers

Story includes comments from Seattle U criminal justice professor Jacqueline Helfgott.

KIRO 7

January 27, 2020

Amid Protests, Seattle Public Library Affirms Commitment to Free Speech

Story includes comments by Seattle U professor Caitlin Carlson.

The Stranger

January 13, 2020

‘Third World hellhole?’ New data shows Seattle had lowest property crime rate in decades

Story includes comment by Seattle U criminal justice professor Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

January 10, 2020

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to add Washington state staff

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

KING 5 News

January 9, 2020

Here's how homelessness in Seattle has changed over the decade

Story includes interview with Catherine Hinrichsen, project director for the Project on Family Homelessness at Seattle University.

KOMO News

January 8, 2020

How Local and Federal Policies are Criminalizing Homelessness

Interview program included Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Takeaway podcast (NPR)

January 2, 2020

Uber, Postmates sue California to block gig-worker law

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg

December 30, 2019

Seattle man’s website helps millions figure out the daily tumult in the other Washington

Story includes comments by Seattle U political science professor Erik Olsen.

The Seattle Times

December 23, 2019

DRIVING WHILE INDIAN? YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO BE SEARCHED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Robert Chang.

Investigate West

December 19, 2019

U.S. government is, yet again, unhelpful

Editorial by Real Change founding director Tim Harris includes comments by Sara Rankin, Seattle U law professor.

Real Change

December 18, 2019

The Supreme Court won’t hear a case on a ‘constitutional right to camp.’ Here’s what that means for homelessness in Washington

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Sara  Rankin.

The Seattle Times

December 17, 2019

Fighting for survival: A veteran’s take on homelessness

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student and Army officer veteran Lauren Romero.

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

Seattle to invest a record $110M in new affordable housing

Story concludes with mention of a study on permanent, supportive housing published by Seattle University School of Law’s Homeless Rights Advocacy Project last summer that concluded that "providing this kind of housing for the chronically homeless decreased other public costs in emergency-room visits, hospital admissions and incarceration incurred by people who would otherwise still be on the street."

The Seattle Times

December 9, 2019

Magnolia residents’ AI-powered surveillance camera tracks people, cars at entrance to neighborhood, experts caution bias

Story includes comments by Seattle U criminal justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

December 7, 2019

When Shelters Are Full, Sleeping Outside Can Be the Only Option

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

Bloomberg Businessweek

December 6, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

Let's Talk Politics: Local elections and impeachment

Story contains a pair of interviews with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe. 

KING TV New Day Northwest

December 4, 2019

The Homeless Fund: In Seattle, rapid rehousing with private sector provides ‘the normal things people take for granted’

Story includes comments by Seattle U law school professor Sara Rankin.

The Independent (UK)

November 28, 2019

Uber accused of cheating the public in driver’s suit over pay

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

The Los Angeles Times

November 21, 2019

More Seattleites are housing homeless people in their backyards, but it’s hard to find the right fit

Story includes an interview with Seattle U Law School Prof. Sara Rankin. 

The Seattle Times

November 18, 2019

Making Seattle neighborhoods feel safe

Editorial board column about the Seattle Public Safety Survey that is a joint project of Seattle University and the Seattle Police Dept.

The Seattle Times

November 17, 2019

Former ambassador to Ukraine testifies, critics try to discredit her

Story features interview with Seattle U law professor Brook Coleman.

KOMO News

November 15, 2019

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

Seattle PACs spent $4 million on the election. Who got paid?

Story includes comments by Seattle U political science instructor Patrick Schoettmer.

Crosscut

November 14, 2019

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

Courts Dent Gig Companies’ Shield Against `Existential’ Threat

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

October 23, 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 Shooting of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, 10 Years Later

Story includes interview with Seattle U criminal justice professor Matthew Hickman.

Seattle Met Magazine

October 22, 2019

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

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

Uber: The ride-hailing app that says it has ‘zero’ drivers

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

The Washington Post

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

Provincials urge compassionate asylum policies

October 11, 2019

Jesuit leaders from the U.S. and Canada met with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security this week to advocate for people seeking asylum in the U.S.

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

‘We don’t deserve to be slaughtered’: Kurdish business owner speaks out against Turkish offensive

Story includes interview with Seattle U assistant professor of political science Onur Bakiner.

Q13 Fox

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

Seattle University Signs Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients

Seattle University has joined 165 colleges and universities from across the country in signing an amicus brief supporting the young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

October 8, 2019

Caffé Vita Employees Say They're Getting Fired for Giving Old Pastries to Homeless People

Story includes comments by Seattle U law Prof. Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Stranger

October 2, 2019

Seattle U in the News: Public Reprimand of Federal Judge for Sexual Harassment is Rare

Seattle U School of Law Professor Brooke T. Coleman tells the New York Times that public acknowledgement of a judge's harassment action is rare for the federal bench.

October 1, 2019

Federal Judge in Kansas City Is Reprimanded for Sexual Harassment

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Brooke D. Coleman.

The New York Times

October 1, 2019

University admissions, public contracting take center stage in Washington’s affirmative-action campaign

Story includes comments from Seattlle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

September 30, 2019

Legal experts say affirmative-action measure wouldn’t permit use of racial quotas

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school Prof. Deidre Bowen.

Crosscut

September 27, 2019

What happens when an impeachment inquiry is called for?

Political science adjunct professor Marco Lowe explained the impeachment process during a guest appearance on KING TV's New Day Northwest program.

September 26, 2019

What happens when an impeachment inquiry is called for?

Program segment features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

September 26, 2019

The fear that permeates the streets of Seattle for women

Story includes comments from Seattle U Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott, chair of the Criminal Justice program.

KIRO-AM

September 25, 2019

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