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August 3, 2018

A slice of UW history

Saying goodbye to the original Pagliacci Pizza on the Ave.


June 6, 2018

Hot plates!

Help us catch the Cougs by adding purple pride to your license plate—and raise money for students along the way.


April 5, 2018

The return of Café Racer

The U District hangout will reopen under a new owner.


March 8, 2018

A day with DeRay

Few activists have a higher profile than DeRay Mckesson, who spent the final day of Black History Month with UW students, staff and faculty.


March 3, 2018

‘Patina of history’

Some UW students travel to Europe to sample castles and cafés, but for many the trip has been much shorter—just through the doors of the Burke Museum.


OMA&D at 50: The people behind the movement

Student activism in 1968 led the UW to create one of the nation’s first office of minority affairs. Here’s their story. And their outlook for the future.


February 14, 2018

A story in every bottle

Jackson Rohrbaugh, ’09, is the newly minted master sommelier at Canlis, one of Seattle's premier fine-dining spots.


January 5, 2018

He's got rhythm

Discovering the molecular mechanisms that guide our circadian rhythm makes Jeffrey C. Hall the fifth alum to receive a Nobel Prize.


December 30, 2017

Band royalty

For Fiesta Bowl week, we tour campus with seven veterans of the Husky Marching Band.


November 18, 2017

Great Scott

Famed astronaut Scott Kelly touches down on the Ave.


September 19, 2017

A wooly discovery

Long considered to be a myth, a Native blanket made of dog hair has surfaced at the Burke Museum.


August 18, 2017

Bill Hardwick (1944–2017)

The ’67 grad "put his heart and soul" into carrying on his family's legacy in the U District.


July 6, 2017

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'Daduation'

Ned Porges, 76, finished his Ph.D. after four decades.


June 27, 2017

Welcome back, Paul Allen

Before he funded UW's computer science labs, Paul Allen got kicked out of them.


June 19, 2017

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Campus groomer

"I would have laughed hysterically if you told me 20 years ago I’d be doing this."


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Commencement speaker: Johnnetta Betsch Cole

She's a national leader in education, anthropology and activism.


June 14, 2017

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Brewing a new hangout

A Venti-sized coffee shop opens in Suzzallo this fall.


May 8, 2017

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Brothers, mentors, friends

Inside the new program advocating for black and brown students on campus.


May 6, 2017

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Talking Trump

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, '89, returned to campus.


March 30, 2017

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Busting BS

Inside the class that's training students to catch—and call out—fake news and falsehoods.


March 24, 2017

A legacy of access

Celebrating 50 years of the 1967 Community College Act.


March 4, 2017

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A log lost sport

Thanks to a group of adventurous students and staff, log rolling has returned to UW.


February 28, 2017

iNTERREUPTING PRIVILEGE

Interrupting privilege

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


February 24, 2017

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Luminary Lewis

Rep. John Lewis, a giant of the Civil Rights movement, comes to campus.


December 29, 2016

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Healthy people, healthy planet

With a $210 million gift, the UW moves forward to become a global hub for human health.


What'd I miss?

UW News compiles a list of the most memorable moments of 2016.


December 19, 2016

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Backpacks to the masses

The rise of the modern book bag can be traced to the UW campus.


December 16, 2016

The Not-So-Daily

The student newspaper formerly known as The Daily is still known as The Daily… despite only coming out two days a week.


Mission-first towels

UW-branded towels support higher education.


The Swedish House

Ballard isn’t Seattle’s only Scandinavian headquarters. Fifty years ago, McMahon Hall was home to Swedish House.


December 15, 2016

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Thouless nabs Nobel

The highest honor in physics goes to Professor Emeritus David Thouless.


Breaking records

UW welcomes most diverse class in 155-year history.


March 1, 2016

KEXP rocks its new digs

KEXP and its predecessor KCMU have been a staple of the Seattle music community for four decades. With new digs at the Seattle Center and a 30-year cooperative agreement with the UW, the station enters its next phase as an independent nonprofit.


December 1, 2015

Editor's Eye: Montlake memories

The parking lot known as E-1 holds a lot of memories in its pavement.


September 1, 2015

High fliers

“Let’s flap.” The 20 adults in the room obediently flapped their arms and when nothing happened, in the face of their leader’s enthusiasm for winged flight and all things avian, began flapping even harder in the vain hope of soaring.


Allen's imprint

UW Libraries is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment.


Band life

Senior physics major Carlo Torrella joined the UW’s 240-member marching band in 2011. It has been one of the most demanding experiences of his life. But “I’m so glad I did it,” he says.


UW Press at 100

The University of Washington's press dates back to Edmond Meany's 1915 book on the governors of the state and territory.


December 1, 2014

Birth of an anthem

One of the best fight songs of all time turns 100 in 2015.


June 1, 2013

Moving mission

Catching up with Patrick Gallaher, ’95, founder of the School of Pharmacy’s Memorial Day weekend Border-to-Border relay race that for the past 18 years has raised money for cancer research in honor of his late father.


December 1, 2011

360-degree view

Over the past decade and a half, UW Tacoma has been at the core of the revitalization of downtown Tacoma. Today, with 3,600 students, it still holds the key to the city’s continued economic development.


December 1, 2008

David Kopay's homecoming


Back in time

Frank Nowell’s photographs offer an intriguing glimpse of the UW in its infancy, and suggest the significant role the school played in introducing Seattle to the world.


March 1, 2008

40 years of change

In the mid-1960s, only two of the UW’s 1,734 professors were African Americans. Students of color made up only 4 percent of the total enrollment that year. That began to change on May 20, 1968, when students from the Black Student Union staged a sit-in at the office University President Charles E. Odegaard.


September 1, 2007

Split on Commencement

For the Columns Alumni Vote in June, we asked if alumni attended the main graduation ceremony when they completed their UW degree. The 952 responses broke down to 59 percent “yes” and 41 percent “no.”


Statistical advantage

The skills UW Bothell Professor Clark Olson honed during his five years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are the same ones he has used to conquer the stats-heavy world of fantasy sports.


June 1, 2007

The Padelford maze

Some buildings on the UW campus evoke awe or nostalgia, but others elicit a different kind of response: confusion and frustration.


December 1, 2006

Riding the rails again

The difference between the crowded confusion of the trolley of 1895 and the quiet comfort of the yet-to-be-seen Sound Transit light rail will be a clear indication of the passage of over 120 years.


December 1, 2005

The stolen years

After Pearl Harbor, as the U.S. imprisoned thousands of its own citizens in internment camps, more than 400 Japanese American students had to drop out of the UW. This is the story of some forced to leave — and the efforts the UW made to protect them.


Well-earned salute

Every time Hiro Nishimura, ’48, passes the William Kenzo Nakamura Federal Courthouse in Seattle, he raises his hand in a salute. The courthouse was renamed four years ago to honor Nakamura, who earned the nation’s highest military award—the Medal of Honor.


September 1, 2005

CLUE is the answer

“Professor Chernicoff … in the hall … with the candlestick …” Nightly study sessions solve the puzzle of how to shrink the University.


The last waltz

From parties to salsa competitions to Experimental College dance classes, UW students and alumni alike have been enjoying the Wilsonian Ballroom since the 1920s. That may come to an end, however, as developers plan to demolish the 82-year-old space.


March 1, 2005

Mystery mansion

Once upon a time, the UW president lived right on the campus grounds. The president’s house sat at the end of what would become the University’s quadrangle, the site of today’s Music Building.


June 1, 2004

Queen for a day

For a campus that had seen U.S. presidents, rock stars and Hollywood icons, it was still a momentous occasion. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were coming to the UW on the last stop of a 10-day West Coast visit to the U.S.


March 1, 2004

Trail of success

Every day for the past 25 years, thousands of people stroll along the Burke-Gilman trail on their bicycles, running shoes, or inline skates. Merely one generation ago, the trail conveyed coal-carrying trains instead of bikers and pedestrians.