In conversation with UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wowed the sold out auditorium in Kane Hall on Sunday, Sept. 8 with her message of hope for the future and female empowerment.
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE), led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is proposing new guidelines for policies on sexual misconduct on college campuses, including strengthening the rights of alleged perpetrators. But the Title IX coordinator at the UW does not “anticipate signif…
Two women were found dead in a U-District apartment after police responded to a stabbing at 9:30 a.m. last Tuesday, Seattle police told the Seattle Times. Seattle Police homicide investigators determined there were no outstanding people involved, according to Seattle Police Department.
UW students interested in studying labor and civil rights will have the opportunity to benefit from a new fellowship thanks to a man who died before many current students were born.
The European Union (EU) Center in the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies was once again awarded the renowned Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence grant from the EU Commission after being without it for three years.
Freshman enrollment numbers at the UW have stayed constant over the past few years, hovering at about 6,300 to 6,700. However, the incoming freshman class enrollment is currently projected at 7,050.
Panelists met to discuss fragile states, infectious disease outbreaks, maternal health, and more global health issues on Monday, August 6.
Members of unions represented at the UW along with community organizations went to City Hall last Tuesday, Aug. 1 to voice their concerns about transportation and housing elements of the university’s new Campus Master Plan (CMP).
Most stores and restaurants were able to find biodegradable or compostable straws that suit their food service needs when Seattle implemented a ban on single-use, plastic straws July 1. But for stores specializing in bubble tea, a Taiwanese drink that contains large tapioca pearls more com…
Bike theft numbers during the summer are higher than those from the rest of the year, according to the UW Police Department. From Jan. 1 to July 16 last year, the total was just under 30. The same date range this year has them up to 108, according to Maj. Steve Rittereiser, public informatio…
Venturing beyond the pink plastic and chic opulence of her DreamHouse, the Barbie of today wears a lab coat, mixing chemicals or programing a robot on her computer.
On July 9, the Seattle City Council approved a 30 percent electricity-rate hike over the next six years, causing hefty increases for the UW, which spends approximately $23 million on 322 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, according to Victor Balta, senior director of media rela…
Last Wednesday, I had the chance to play with the wind and the water. I went to a sailing clinic through the Washington Yacht Club (WYC), a registered student organization on campus for people interested in learning to sail. With instructor Peter Colleran as the captain of the vessel, called…
Every year, thousands of people embark on a long canoe journey across the Pacific Northwest. Canoers of all ages set their ordinary lives aside for up to a month to celebrate traditional Native American culture, with many stops hosted by local tribes along the way.
Sockshop University owner Sarah Gil was all smiles as guests walked into the Break Room Gallery [CQ] (found in the back of the sock-selling store), one of three locations participating in the U-District Art Walk. Along with other U-District businesses like Gargoyle’s Statuary and Cafe Racer…
The 31st annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow will take place July 20 through 22 at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. The event will feature traditional foods, dancing, art, crafts, music, and a traditional drum competition.
On Wednesday, June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who served on the Supreme Court since 1988, announced his retirement, leaving an opening for President Donald Trump and the Republican-held U.S. Senate to tip the ideology of the Court markedly to the right.
UW was recently honored at the national level when professor Daniel Schwartz received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award celebrates instructors from all over the country who have done exemplary work supporting the next generatio…
For one weekend a year, Seattle’s International District becomes a flurry of colorful costumes, sweeping musical performances, and vendors selling sizzling street food. The annual Dragon Fest will take place on July 14 and 15 to celebrate the rich cultural traditions in local neighborhood co…
The second annual Seattle Latinx Pride festival will take place July 14 at El Centro de la Raza’s Plaza Roberto Maestas. The festival will feature food, entertainers, dancing, and artistic activities.
Hundreds of people gathered at Lake Union Park on Friday, July 6 to join in the festivities planned to celebrate the teams of the Special Olympics USA Games 2018.
This summer alone, the nation has been rocked by the loss of two prominent individuals to suicide: fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who died within a week of each other.
A steel-grey sky and chilly air could not keep the 4,000 athletes and a crowd of 39,000 away as they converged at Husky Stadium on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
The blanket of clouds in the sky finally broke apart to let the sun shine down on Husky Ballpark when ESPN reporter and Special Olympics USA Games 2018 host Marty Smith announced the University of Washington team as the winners of the ESPN Unified Sports Challenge.
On a day that celebrates everything American and patriotic, veterans who served in the U.S. military may feel left out of some of the festivities. For veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the sounds of fireworks usually trigger distress, not triumph.
In a statement last Thursday, UW President Ana Mari Cauce responded to the Supreme Court Trump v. Hawaii ruling on the travel ban, Proclamation No. 9645, making it clear that the UW will continue to support its international students and scholars.
Starting July 1, Seattle restaurants will no longer offer single-use plastic straws and utensils. The city-wide measure is expected to prevent several million plastic straws from entering Seattle’s waste stream each month.
Thousands of people marched and dozens of organizations were featured at last Sunday’s Seattle Pride Parade. Among them was UW Medicine, representing UW and its affiliate LGBTQIA+ entities.
The UW Allen Library is celebrating the 2018 Special Olympics by opening the “Disability: Rights, Recognition, Research” exhibit.
UW President Ana Mari Cauce published an open letter June 18 stating her opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the southern U.S. border.
UW College Republicans sued after the university charged them $17,000 in security fees for the group's controversial event in February 2018.
Detained at the border and separated from their children, over 120 female asylum-seekers who were transferred to Federal Detention Center, SeaTac in early June now wait to learn if they will be sent back to the countries they originally fled.
As the cost of living rises in Seattle, UW undergraduate tuition will increase by a little over 2 percent for in-state students and 3 percent for out-of-state students next year. This means an additional $218 per year for in-state students and $1,035 for out-of-state students.
UAW 4121, the union that represents TAs, graders, tutors, and research assistants, voted to accept the UW’s latest contract offer thus avoiding a finals week strike. The union’s vote to accept the offer is the end of a months-long bargaining process that has been ongoing since February.
The union that represents TAs, graders, tutors, and research assistants called off the first day of the strike after the bargaining team recommended the union accept the UW administration’s latest offer.
The ASUW Student Senate passed a resolution to improve remote access to classes for students at their last meeting of the school year on Tuesday, May 29.
Tero’s physical displays may seem dated next to LCD menus, but four static messages offer a glimpse into UW Housing & Food Services’ (HFS) philosophy: breaking the norm of everyday meals.
The last of three community meetings hosted by U-District Mobility Group was held Wednesday evening. The meeting helped solidify goals for future community transportation in anticipation of the coming Link light rail station, which is projected to open in 2021.
Conversation in the UWPD Hazeley Multi-Purpose Room centered on questions of what the department should present through social media about their successes, especially as crime data for May was considered fairly positive. Ongoing strategies were a continued topic of discussion, even in the ab…
On Thursday, May 31 at approximately 5:30 p.m. The Quad was cleared due to a fake bomb threat in Savery Hall, the building in The Quad closest to Kane Hall. The suspect responsible for the hoax was later arrested by UWPD in front of Rancho Bravo on the corner of 43rd Avenue Northeast and Uni…
After unsuccessful contract negotiations, a strike by TAs, tutors, graders, and research assistants, along with the threat of more, left many undergraduate students without grades for months in 2001.