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

Scammers zero in on UW international students

UW police report an increase in scams targeting international students, from phony tuition discounts to fake letters from the IRS.
Nov 23, 2016

October brings hidden history of Filipino Americans to the forefront

October is Filipino American History month, the celebration of an "invisible" minority and their accomplishments in the United States of America.
Oct 20, 2016
The author, right, and a friend at graduation from Rainier Beach High School last spring. (Courtesy photo)

Educating the Horn: Paving a path to college for Somali youth

UW freshman Ahlaam Ibrahim is launching an ambitious campaign to connect young Somali Americans with help applying to college.
Oct 7, 2016
Native Education Certificate Program Co-Directors Elizabeth West, left, and Megan Bang, right, lead a group of their students across the Quad at University of Washington, which used to be a Duwamish Village. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

A walk across campus with the UW’s new Native Education Program

The UW's new Native Education Certificate Program is designed to improve the relationships between educators and Native students and families.
Aug 11, 2016

3 lip-smacking Nepali dishes to try in Seattle

Take it from a Nepal native: Nepali cuisine in Seattle is scant, but delicious and authentic!
Aug 3, 2016

Scam targets UW international students from China

Students were told they would get a 5 percent break on their tuition if they paid through an organization, police say.
Aug 2, 2016

UW Ebola researcher investigated for sexual harassment, misuse of funds

University of Washington investigation describes abusive behavior and fear of retaliation in a lab run by researcher Michael Katze.
Jul 1, 2016

How student movements for racial justice can survive summer break

What happens when students leading the charge for progress on race graduate? Groups at Seattle U, UW and SPU say they have plans.
Jun 21, 2016

The importance of the local in Global Health education

The classroom is the right place to practice the importance of local community input when it comes to international aid.
Jun 16, 2016
A montage of words written in Somali and English, seen on the onecityproject.org website.

A push for Somali language classes at UW

There are currently no formal Somali language classes offered in the entire Northwest, despite a huge Somali diaspora community.
Apr 8, 2016

Nikkita Oliver connects art, activism and education

Meet Nikkita Oliver, Seattle poet, teaching artist, lawyer and jail chaplain.
Mar 21, 2016

Muslim students call for greater scrutiny on Indiana shootings

Students questioned whether lack of public response to shooting of three young black men in Indiana — two of whom were Muslim — was due to race or religion.
Mar 4, 2016
UW president Ana Mari Cuace is presented with an honorary blanket by Lummi tribal member Luanne Wilson. (Photo by Sharayah Lane)

Will anything come of the UW President’s visit to the Lummi Nation?

It’s only 90 miles away, but for a young woman who grew up on the Lummi Reservation, the University of Washington is a completely different world.
Feb 28, 2016
A Syrian girl holds up a poster she drew “about how she recently helped someone using information or technology” during UW professor Karen Fisher’s workshop at Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in January 2015. (Photo courtesy of Karen Fisher, University of Washington Information School)

Syrian youth design dream apps at Za’atari Refugee Camp

With everything refugee families lost fleeing Syria, a new tech solution may offer Syrian youth a way to connect their pasts with brighter futures.
Feb 10, 2016