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WaCLA in the News


March 19, 2015: The Huffington Post, "Using the Power of the Liberal Arts to Address the Problems of Our Time" by Michael Zimmerman

January 13, 2015: YouTube, "Seattle Key of Excellence Highlights" posted by Phi Beta Kappa

January 5, 2015: Spark: The Online Magazine of Humanities Washington, "WaCLA Essay Contest Explores Liberal Arts"


December 8, 2014: The Huffington Post, "Promoting Meaningful Education: Phi Beta Kappa Honors the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts" by Michael Zimmerman

December 2, 2014: Independent Colleges of Washington, "Phi Beta Kappa Society's Key of Excellence Award"

July 1, 2014: The Huffington Post, "A student's perspective on the liberal arts" by Michael Zimmerman

May 14, 2014:, "Walla Walla student wins state essay contest" by Annie Charnley Eveland

April 28, 2014: The Huffington Post, "Liberal education's positive role in society" by Michael Zimmerman

January 22, 2014:, "Who says liberal arts majors can't make a good living?" by Sally Herships


December 30, 2013:  The Seattle Times, “Seniors:  Put the value of the liberal arts into words and win a scholarship” by Katherine Long

December 23, 2013:  The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, “Essay contest offers scholarships for seniors

July 30, 2013:  The Herald, Everett, WA “Teaching the humanities bolsters ingenuity” by Julie Ziegler, Alex Zimmerman and Michael Zimmerman

July 15, 2013:  The Huffington Post, “Invest in the humanities now” by Michael Zimmerman

July 11, 2013:  The Seattle Times,“How the humanities support economy” by Julie Ziegler and Michael Zimmerman

     Reprinted in:  Spokane Business Journal, Spokane, WA

June 19, 2013:  The Huffington Post, “The liberal arts are alive and well in Washington state” by Michael Zimmerman

June 19, 2013:  The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, “Stem aside, liberal arts are alive and well in Washington” by Michael Zimmerman

     Reprinted in:  The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, WA


September 1, 2012:  The Seattle Times, “Don’t pit science and math education against the liberal arts” by Sandi Everlove and Michael Zimmerman

     Reprinted in:  AAC&U News, Washington, DC

August 19, 2012: KXXO, Olympia, WA, “The value of the liberal arts” interview of Michael Zimmerman by Dick Pust

     (This page is a continuous record of interviews, ordered from most recent to the first.  Please scroll 2/3 of the way down the site.)

August 10, 2012: Radio Islam, Chicago, IL, “Don’t forget about the liberal arts” interview of Michael Zimmerman by Abdul Malik Mujahid

     Rebroadcast on: February 18, 2013

August 10, 2012:  Radio Islam, “Promoting math and science education” interview of Sandi Everlove by Nadia Malik 

     Rebroadcast on: February 18, 2013

July 20, 2012:  KPLU, Tacoma, WA  “Are schools becoming too obsessed with sci-tech?”  by Gabriel Spitzer

July 19, 2012:  The Yakima Herald, Yakima, WA, “Liberal arts advocates present case” by Dan Catchpole

July 19, 2012:  The Seattle Times, “Don’t short change liberal arts, says Evergreen biologist” by Donna Gordon Blankinship

     Reprinted in: The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA

                        The Olympian, Olympia, WA

                        The News-Tribune, Tacoma, WA

                        Washington Examiner, Washington, DC

                        The Republic, Columbus, IN

                        The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR

                        The Daily Astorian, Astoria, WA

                        The Kitsap Sun, Kitsap, WA