March 24, 2017

Super citizens Bruce and Joannne Harrell honored with Charles Odegaard Award

They laugh when you call them a power couple, but UW Regent Joanne Harrell, a Microsoft executive, and Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell have earned the title. Their work and public service—both individually and in support of one another—is too great to describe briefly. A snapshot includes heading United Way of King County (Joanne, ’76,...

Memorials: March 2017 Issue

To report an obituary, email or write to Columns Magazine at Campus Box 354989, Seattle, WA 98195-4989. 1930s Frank W. McDermott Jr. ’38 | Bainbridge Island, age 99, Sept. 27. 1940s Robert E. Brockway ’41 | Lacey, age 98, Nov. 11. Susanne Fisher Hubbach ’41 | Mercer Island, age 96, Jan. 5. Harriet Maria...

February 28, 2017

Jill bourne

iSchool alum Jill Bourne named 2017 Librarian of the Year

Jill Bourne, an iSchool alum, was named 2017 Librarian of the Year.

The legacy of Willis Konick (1930-2016) and Al Sugiyama (1949-2017)

Willis Konick and Al Sugiyama committed their lives to education and social justice.

Akio Takamori

Akio Takamori (1950-2017)

Stop by the Whole Foods in South Lake Union and you’re in for a treat—Akio Takamori’s whimsical ceramic sculpture “Young Woman, Girl and Mother and Child” standing out front. Takamori, who taught in the School of Art, Art History and Design for 21 years, was a master of making people smile with his beautiful and...

Esther Wilkins Tufts

Esther M. Wilkins (1916-2016)

The founder of the School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program, known as the godmother of modern dental hygiene, died Dec. 12 in Boston.

Young alum takes on role of parent after mother passes away

On the cliffs of Icicle Canyon in Leavenworth, Zulfiya “Zulya” Dokukina’s life reached a tragic end. In a freak accident on May 14, 2016, the veteran climber and native of Uzbekistan fell 80 feet and emergency responders couldn’t revive her. Her death at age 50 hit the climbing community hard and her daughters, Jenya and...


Alumni join students for 10-week workshop about race relations

Students and alumni come together for 10-week workshop about race relations.

Daniele Meñez, ASUW president

ASUW president steps up to serve students in turbulent political year

Danielle Meñez is the first Filipina student body president in UW history.

Hoisting higher education in Haiti

Jean-Elie Gilles, ‘98, ‘02, built a new university in Haiti.