MediaLab explores issues of diversity with premiere of documentary series, ‘A World of Difference’

TACOMA, WASH. (Jan. 29, 2018) — Two episodes of a new four-part MediaLab documentary project are set to premiere next month in Seattle. The series, titled “A World of Difference,” explores issues of diversity, including gender, race, immigration and social class. The first two segments,…

PLU faculty members Lisa Marcus, Michael Halvorson and Amy Young discuss the word ‘symbol’ (podcast)

TACOMA, WASH. (March 24, 2017)-The ninth episode of “Open to Interpretation” features a discussion of the word “symbol” among host and Communication and Theatre Department Chair Amy Young, Professor of English Lisa Marcus and Associate Professor of History and Benson Family Chair Michael Halvorson. Conversation…

Pageantry and Protests: PLU students experience ‘messiness of democracy’ at President Trump’s inauguration

Washington D.C. (March. 9, 2017)- The small group of Pacific Lutheran University students, standing huddled together in a jam-packed section toward the front of the National Mall, remained silent. Some shook their heads in disbelief. Others wore expressions of shock. Two couldn’t stop tears from…