IAS News

Dan Jacoby discusses the Janus decision’s implications for labor unions

Dan Jacoby

IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby wrote a commentary for The Herald on the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, which put an end to public agency unions requiring non-union member to pay “agency fees” toward collective bargaining expenses. Jacoby argues that the Janus decision will weaker unions and put workers at risk.  “…this ruling will push public policy further down the discredited path of private contracting agencies. Private contractors do bargain the terms of employment, but ...

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Rob Turner and Justin Felder work to return Kokanee salmon to local creeks

Lyon Creek at Town Center

The Lake Forest Park (LFP) Stewardship Foundation is partnering with IAS faculty member Rob Turner and Biology faculty member Jeff Jensen on the “Return Kokanee to Our Streams” project.  Turner has undertaken the testing of catch basin filters to determine their effectiveness in removing pollutants (heavy metals and polycarbons) in stormwater runoff from local roads.  Environmental Studies major Justin Felder is assisting Turner by taking samples and gathering data and has completed the project’s second scientific report. ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes two new columns in Clio: Among The Media

Kristin Gustafson

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published two new columns in Clio: Among The Media. The most recent column, “Using History to Draw Student Attention to the ‘Difficult and Dangerous’ Work of Journalism, Over Time, Around World,” describes her classroom lesson on Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s resistance against attacks meant to shut down her journalistic voice and her resiliency to find new pathways to campaign against lynching. Gustafson identifies histories like that of Wells-Barnett and historical understanding as valuable teaching tools. They can frame moments such as with the recent news of five U.S. journalists killed ...

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Becca Price publishes "Songwriting to learn"

musical notes rising out of scientific flask

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with Sarah Ward (UW College of Education), Katie Davis (UW iSchool), and Greg Crowther (UW Bothell School of STEM and Everett Community College), recently published, "Songwriting to learn: how high school science fair participants use music to communicate personally relevant scientific concepts," a paper that describes the qualities of music that high school students wrote about scientific ideas. The students were all participating in the local BioExpo science fair. Their songs employed ...

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Amaranth Borsuk Interviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

Amaranth Borsuk

The LARB Blog has just published an interview with IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk about her new MIT Press volume, The Book. Borsuk's wide-ranging conversation with writer Andy Fitch covers how she came to write this book, the many historical forms the book has taken over time and in different regions, the affordances of the familiar codex, and what artists' books have to teach us about ...

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