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Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.


Wall Street Journal | August 21, 2020
Chris Petersen: the college football coach who walked away | Wall Street Journal

As school athletics struggle to prepare for the coming season, Chris Petersen, former head coach of UW football, readies for an entirely new role on campus. He will be the Fritzky Chair of Leadership and an adjunct professor at the UW Foster School of Business.


NW News Network | August 13, 2020
She followed the rules and takes COVID seriously — but now an Olympia gym owner is ‘freaking pissed’ | NW News Network

In February, Tiffany Krueger and her business partner Joanna Sather fulfilled their dream of opening a small training gym focused on serving women in the Olympia area. Athena Fitness and Wellness offered large group workout classes, small group training, a Himalayan Salt room, a sauna and even child care. And then the coronavirus pandemic struck. William Bradford, professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | July 31, 2020
Tense times for the jobless, with claims high in this Washington and benefits from the other Washington lapsing | The Seattle Times

As the state’s economy slides into its fifth month of pandemic restrictions, workers and employers alike face a possible tipping point. The surge in rehiring from May and June appears to be stalling as new coronavirus cases threaten to pause efforts to re-open the economy. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, is interviewed.


KOMO 4 | July 29, 2020
Unemployed residents worry as $600 weekly benefits expire | KOMO 4

The clock is ticking for lawmakers to pass another COVID-19 relief bill. Congress passed a $3 trillion relief package in March. A critical benefit in that package for more than 30 million unemployed workers runs out this week. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | July 24, 2020
State agency is slow in sharing data on the pandemic unemployment crisis as weekly claims drop in Washington | The Seattle Times

For an agency known as the go-to source for data on Washington’s jobs market, the state Employment Security Department has been notably slow lately in sharing certain numbers on the pandemic unemployment crisis. Thomas Gilbert, an associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | July 24, 2020
Wear a mask! How coronavirus turned a lifesaving device into 2020’s most ubiquitous fashion accessory | The Seattle Times

Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang admits that she had never put even a moment’s thought into the aesthetic possibilities of the common face mask before March, when the coronavirus made masks a coveted medical necessity all over the world. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


Associated Press | July 24, 2020
Weekly unemployment claims drop, but jobs not yet recovered | Associated Press

New weekly claims for unemployment insurance in Washington state decreased last week, but that’s probably not a sign of real recovery for the battered job market. Thomas Gilbert, an associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


KUOW | July 22, 2020
Federal unemployment aid is coming to an end, but the economic crisis persists: What’s next? | KUOW

Unemployed people in Washington are about to lose $600 a week. This is money that the federal government has been adding to unemployment checks during the pandemic. Now, that program is coming to an end, even though the economic crisis is not over. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, is interviewed.


The Seattle Times | July 20, 2020
If the COVID-19 shutdown didn’t kill your business, trying to reopen might | The Seattle Times

Even if COVID-19 is kept at bay, many businesses are bracing for months of lower revenue from health restrictions, consumer uncertainties, and the complicated economic ripple effects of stay-at-home and other social changes during the pandemic. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


Online Education | July 17, 2020
Is partnership between elite universities and Big Tech inevitable? | Online Education

With the shift of elite universities online due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, new students are now seeking to defer enrollment. And many current students are not willing to pay the steep price tag for an fully-online education, with social networking and on-campus experiences removed from the colleges’ offerings. Universities have already been under fire for high costs promoting student debt, so how can universities keep demanding those price if their offerings are remote? Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.



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