January 5, 2018

For an unconventional scientist, a Nobel Prize brings redemption

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

December 30, 2017

Marching around campus with the band

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

November 18, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly touches down on the Ave

Famed astronaut Scott Kelly touches down on the Ave.

September 19, 2017

A woolly 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) carried on a family legacy with ‘sheer force of will’

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

July 6, 2017

ned porges, uw graduate

It’s never too late to graduate: 76-year-old finishes Ph.D. after four decades

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

June 27, 2017

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

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

June 19, 2017

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Character: Campus groomer Kandis Byrd

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

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, uw graduation

Johnnetta Betsch Cole to speak at graduation

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

June 14, 2017

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Brewing a new space in Suzzallo

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

May 8, 2017

joe lott, brotherhood initiative, uw

Young men of color thriving thanks to Brotherhood Initiative

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

May 6, 2017


Bob Ferguson, Washington’s top lawyer, talks travel bans and Trump

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

March 30, 2017

calling bs 500

Busting BS: Training students to catch—and call out—fake news and falsehoods

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

Celebrating 50 years of the 1967 Community College Act.

March 4, 2017

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UW students and staff revive long-lost sport of log rolling

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

February 28, 2017


Alumni join students for 10-week workshop about race relations

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

February 24, 2017

John Lewis, civil rights

Civil Rights luminary John Lewis comes to campus

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

December 29, 2016

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With $210 million gift, UW becomes global hub for human health

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

Year in review: 2016 news from the University of Washington

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

December 19, 2016

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How trendsetting UW students brought backpacks to the masses

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

December 16, 2016

The Daily drops print circulation to two days a week

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.

Sweet memories of McMahon Hall’s ‘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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Professor emeritus David Thouless wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

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

UW welcomes most diverse class in 155-year history

UW welcomes most diverse class in 155-year history.