Explore the World and Celebrate Its Diversity with FIUTS!
by Foundation for International Understanding through Students
FIUTS' CulturalFest events on Feb. 10 and Feb. 25 feature talent and insights from around the world!
Feb 9, 2017
UW Ebola researcher investigated for sexual harassment, misuse of funds
by Venice Buhain
University of Washington investigation describes abusive behavior and fear of retaliation in a lab run by researcher Michael Katze.
Jul 1, 2016
‘UndocuGraduation’ celebrates immigrant students who beat the odds
by Jose Mariscal-Cruz
Undocumented students who graduated from Washington colleges, universities and high schools celebrated at a special UndocuGraduation ceremony last weekend.
Jun 28, 2016
The troubling term that’s undermining Latino identity
by Elizabeth Alvarado
If you're a well-educated, successful young Latino with lots of friends of other races, you've probably been called this. No, it's not a compliment.
Mar 9, 2016
Will anything come of the UW President’s visit to the Lummi Nation?
by Sharayah Lane
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
Japanese artist scheduled for UW talk on art and politics denied visa
by Venice Buhain
Artist Fram Kitagawa, who has curated major events in Japan, says he was denied a visa because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base.
Nov 12, 2015
UW teams with ‘MIT of China’ on new tech program in Bellevue
by Venice Buhain
The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.
Jun 19, 2015
Tips for International Students hoping to stay after studying
by Rebecca Yeung
A program called Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows international students to work in the U.S. for a year if they’re hired within 90 days of graduating.
Apr 9, 2015
Sounders 2015: A guide to getting on the soccer bandwagon
by Justice Magraw
If you are a Seahawks fan, or Mariners fan, or aren't that into sports at all, this is your year to fall in love with the Seattle Sounders.
Mar 14, 2015
Can student demand transform an abusive apparel industry?
by Daria Kroupoderova
A factory in the Dominican Republic has found a balance between affordable clothing and happy workers — and the orders keep rolling in.
Oct 24, 2014
How to Divest Your University from Fossil Fuels
by Clare McGrane
Last week Scotland’s Glasgow University became the first large university to completely divest from fossil fuel investments. The UW still has $15 million invested in fossil fuels.
Oct 21, 2014
UW International students say new fees discriminate
by Senhao Liu
School may nearly be out for summer, but University of Washington international students are still up in arms about a new fee added to their tuition last fall. More than 1,300 UW students have signed a petition calling for the repeal of the $45 quarterly fee, which is charged only to international students. The fee replaced […]
May 28, 2014
WA State Dream Act gives undocumented students a shot at higher education
by Alexander Tran
With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.
Mar 20, 2014
UW School of Music celebrates sounds of Zimbabwe
by Joe Veyera
The UW School of Music hosts a marimba workshop, discussion, and concert Friday Feb. 21st at the UW.
Feb 19, 2014
DREAMers anxiously await Obama’s next move on immigration
by Melanie Eng
Yuriana Garcia, 20, is an ambitious, soft-spoken Honors student majoring in Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. She has a passion for bioengineering, and an impressive record working on research projects in genomics and microbiology. She’s also an undocumented immigrant. Until recently, her dreams of a PhD and a career using technological innovation to aid development […]
Nov 29, 2012
NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time
by Deric Gruen
As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics proved the game’s popularity is still growing quickly overseas. The U.S. men’s basketball team sped past Spain for a gold medal in the summer Olympics, but other countries showed burgeoning strength. […]
Aug 22, 2012
Northwest women hope to make an Olympic impact in London
by Alex Stonehill
Olympic fever begins today! Our partners at the Seattle Times have unleashed an awesome info-graphic to help you track how our local athletes are performing at the games. As you might expect, one big Northwest impact at the games will be in Soccer – with four Seattle Sounders Women, including Tri-Cities native Hope Solo, joining […]
Jul 27, 2012
UW Professor seeds social change in Cambodia
by Dori Cahn
Cambodia still suffers from the horrific Khmer Rouge rule of the late Seventies. The entire population was forced into the countryside, and the educated, professionals, and minorities were targeted for execution. Thousands more died from starvation and illness. Nearly two million people, a quarter of the country’s population, died in that time. When the Vietnamese […]
Mar 26, 2012
Hungry Planet exhibit at the Burke Museum dishes out global food knowledge
by Devin McDonald
Global methods of agriculture are changing rapidly. Fast food chains like McDonald’s are spreading around the globe. And here in the US, we’re eating more and more processed foods. So it’s the perfect moment to take a step back and analyze what the world eats and how we’ve all adapted to the modernization of the […]
Mar 15, 2012