Join friends and neighbors at the Othello-UW Commons opening celebration

The open house and celebration for the new Othello-UW Commons will take place 4–7 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019, with a brief program starting at 4:45 p.m.
Jan 7, 2019

The exciting and exhausting journey across an ocean

Tamara Benassuli is an International student from Switzerland. She visited the New York as a tourist a few times, but Benassuli only recently came over to live in Seattle as an exchange student.
Dec 25, 2018

From the first drive from LAX into a country reliant on cars

Jack Ma is a 21-year-old student at the University of Washington studying Computer Engineering. He came to the United States from Guangzhou, China, in 2012 at age 15 with his parents after middle school.
Dec 24, 2018

Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language

It’s a language called Ladino. And what’s happening in this small office on the third floor of Thomson Hall at the University of Washington is an effort unlike any other currently to preserve a language and a culture that has been fading for the past hundred years.
Dec 3, 2018

Pitter Patter 5K

Announcing the PITTER PATTER 5k!  Taking BIG strides for LITTLE lives. Please join the Hudson David McNeel Foundation on October 7th for our annual fundraiser!  This family friendly, stroller friendly 5k event is open to anyone who is ready to take a step forward and join us in making a difference! When you participate in […]
Sep 4, 2018

Deaths of Thai students ruled murder-suicide

The women were identified as Kornkamon Leenawarat, 25, and Thiti-on Chotechuangsab, 32. Both were law students at the University of Washington.
Sep 7, 2018

Thai students found dead in apartment near University of Washington

A Seattle woman said her friend in Thailand had asked for help looking for one of the women the day before two women were found dead at a University District apartment.
Sep 6, 2018

First-generation college students pursue degrees despite obstacles

Each first-generation student’s story, by definition, begins with their parents’ stories. But being the first in your family to be on track to graduate with a four-year degree also comes with obstacles.
Jun 8, 2018

UW graduate students plan strike over pay, childcare, trans-inclusive healthcare

Among the issues, the University of Washington graduate student teachers and research assistants are calling for greater pay, more comprehensive transgender health coverage and increased childcare assistance.
May 11, 2018

Women’s rowing team pulls attention to massive garbage patch in Pacific

The crew will row 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii where they will pass a trash pile bigger than the size of the state they embark from.
Apr 30, 2018

An adoptee reflects after Ethiopia bans international adoptions

Ethiopia banned foreign adoptions this year, amid concerns about oversight. One woman considers how being adopted by a family in the U.S. changed her life.
Mar 13, 2018

Portraits of Resilience: University District

Karen Maniraho shows what resilience in the University District looks like.
Dec 11, 2017

3 things humanities international students should know while job hunting

Getting a job is hard for any recent graduate. International students in the humanities need to know their options.
Jun 12, 2017

Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave

The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community

Mark Green's statements contrast with former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, who is gay and backed measures supporting transgender people in the military.
Apr 17, 2017

Police: Fake government official targeting UW international students in scam

A caller falsely claiming to be a government official is targeting University of Washington international students in a phone scam, campus police say.
Mar 1, 2017
International Students should start thinking about OPT long before graduation. (Photo by UW Admissions / Kathrine Katherine B. Turner)

Who’s afraid of international students?

Complaints about "bad English" grow as universities enroll more students from abroad. But are there other reasons we're afraid of international students?
Feb 27, 2017

UW graduate students sue Trump over travel ban

Two University of Washington graduate students say the travel ban is hurting their opportunities for research and internships — and possibly their careers.
Feb 7, 2017

Power Globalist Varisha Khan: Rising journalist, political leader making a national impact

What happens when you give young journalists an opportunity cover their own communities? In the case of Varisha Khan, they become national leaders.
Dec 14, 2016
A man charges his phone during a demo of the JikoPower Spark prototype in Kisumu Kenya. (Courtesy photo)

‘Spark’ of Seattle idea to charge phones without electricity

The JikoPower Spark, tested and incubated at UW, is a Mad Max-looking metal cup that can charge phones without electricity, using only the heat of a fire.
Dec 2, 2016