The Watercooler

Fixing humanities grad school

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011

CommencementGrad_RecessWilliam Pannapacker of Hope College in Holland, Mich., has written a compelling column titled “Overeducated, Underemployed” for Slate Magazine. The author criticizes the current state of humanities graduate school and offers six ways to fix it. What do you think? Do you agree with Pannapacker’s assessment and prescriptions? Let us know by sharing your thoughts with Vox Populi.
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Janelle Wong is new director of IPS

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

JanelleWong_WCInnerJanelle Wong joined the Arts and Sciences faculty this month as the new director of the Institute of Public Service. She had previously been an associate professor in the Departments of Political Science and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. You can read more about Wong at Arts and Sciences.
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Law school's Shapiro quoted in Time

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

JulieShapiroProfessor Julie Shapiro, an expert in family law, was quoted in Time about Washington's new law banning anonymous sperm and egg donors. Read more » 
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Mitzman asks the mayor

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

BarryMitzmanAsksMayor_WCBarry Mitzman, director of the Center for Strategic Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences, will interview Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn as the host of “Ask the Mayor” this week. Visit Seattle Channel for the broadcast schedule.
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