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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
(Photo by Jose Mariscal-Cruz)

‘UndocuGraduation’ celebrates immigrant students who beat the odds

Undocumented students who graduated from Washington colleges, universities and high schools celebrated at a special UndocuGraduation ceremony last weekend.
Jun 28, 2016
(Photo illustration by Elizabeth Alvarado)

The troubling term that’s undermining Latino identity

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
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
Artist Fram Kitagawa was denied entry to the U.S. to speak on a conference on Japanese art and politics because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base, according to conference organizers. (Photo by Noguchi Yuichi via Socially Engaged Art in Japan.)

Japanese artist scheduled for UW talk on art and politics denied visa

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
The University of Washington and Tsinghua University will team up to open the Global Innovation Exchange in Bellevue. (Artists rendering provided by the University of Washington.)

UW teams with ‘MIT of China’ on new tech program in Bellevue

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
International Students should start thinking about OPT long before graduation. (Photo by UW Admissions / Kathrine Katherine B. Turner)

Tips for International Students hoping to stay after studying

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
Emerald City Supporters lead the "March to the Match" from Pioneer Square to CenturyLink Field at last Sunday's home opener. (Photo by Justice Magraw)

Sounders 2015: A guide to getting on the soccer bandwagon

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
Sophia Lewis, Sara Parolin, Amalia de la Iglesia, Shannon Long, all members of UW United Students Against Sweatshop, at a protest action pressuring the University Bookstore to more prominently display Alta Gracia apparel. (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova)

Can student demand transform an abusive apparel industry?

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
Divest UW students, including Alex Lenferna (rightmost), accompany divestment activists from Seattle University in a rally to support University divestment. (Photograph courtesy of Divest UW)

How to Divest Your University from Fossil Fuels

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
An event held by the Chinese Students & Scholars Association in September 2013 to welcome new students from China. (photo via ???)

UW International students say new fees discriminate

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
Gov. Jay Inslee with supporters prior to signing the REAL Hope Act  into law. (Photo Courtesy of OneAmerica)

WA State Dream Act gives undocumented students a shot at higher education

With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.
Mar 20, 2014
The UW's Zimarimba celebration honors the legacy of Zimbabwean marimba (pictured above) music at the UW (Courtesy of Serge Saint via Flickr)

UW School of Music celebrates sounds of Zimbabwe

The UW School of Music hosts a marimba workshop, discussion, and concert Friday Feb. 21st at the UW.
Feb 19, 2014
Garcia (left) celebrates with fellow UW students Jessica Oscoy and Tania Santiago as Obama's reelection is announced at a UW watch party. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/The University of Washington Daily)

DREAMers anxiously await Obama’s next move on immigration

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
Spain's Gasol drives past Love of the U.S. to score during the men's gold medal basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time

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
Olympics Rings displayed in Great Britain (Photo by Andrew Evans)

Northwest women hope to make an Olympic impact in London

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
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UW Professor seeds social change in Cambodia

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
A photo by Peter Menzel from the Hungry Planet book shows a Turkish family eating breakfast

Hungry Planet exhibit at the Burke Museum dishes out global food knowledge

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