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For the delta, delta plus, and kappa variants of COVID-19, the difference between transmissibility, the ability to evade vaccine neutralization, and the structure of their spike glycoproteins is no longer a mystery. A study published Nov. 9 in Science by professor David Veesler’s lab in the …

The UW School of Medicine hosted its weekly COVID-19 town hall on Nov. 19, covering a range of topics including the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, as well as COVID-19 cases, booster shots, and the rollout of vaccinations for children. 

As students begin to travel home for the holidays, UW is taking cautionary steps to account for a rise in COVID-19 cases when students return back to campus. In the last 10 days, 34 UW students, staff, and faculty have tested positive across all three campuses. The current vaccination rate f…

Kolina Koltai, a postdoctoral scholar in the Information School, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis at the Nov. 17 “Combating Coronavirus Cons and the Monetization of Misinformation” hearing.

The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) booster shot is now available through UW Medicine at UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest and Harborview Medical Center, as well as other sites in King County. As of Nov. 3, booster shots are available to a handful of vulnerable demographics.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have remained stagnant statewide in recent weeks, UW Medicine reported during a Nov. 5 virtual town hall. The health care system currently has 53 COVID-19 patients, with 29 in the ICU, while Harborview Medical Center has 14 COVID-19 patients occupying bed…

Kolina Koltai, a postdoctoral scholar in the Information School, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis at the Nov. 17 “Combating Coro…

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On Friday, Oct. 22, several bathrooms in the Aerospace & Engineering Research Building and Gates Center were reportedly vandalized with racist slurs. The incident was confirmed in an email…

In a Zoom event hosted Oct. 11 by the Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE), mayoral candidates Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González  spoke about racial equity in Seattle.

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DubHacks hosted their annual hackathon virtually between Oct. 23-24 with more than 650 participants across UW. Although this is a drop from 2020, which counted more than 1,000 participants, the executive team wanted to focus on creating a close-knit community this year. 

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Initial vote totals for Seattle Mayor, City Attorney, and City Council Positions 8 and 9 are in, with 27% of Seattle ballots tallied as of Tuesday evening.