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February 24, 2024

Serious horsing around

Students from the big city saddle up for fun on the UW Equestrian Team.


February 23, 2024

Swan song

Brad McDavid, the longest-serving band director in UW history, is calling it a career.


Boldt Decision echoes today

The Boldt Decision, which turns 50 this year, reaffirmed tribal fishing rights in Washington and marked a turning point for tribal sovereignty.


January 27, 2024

Black and white photograph of a man in a football uniform smiling

City Hall's top dawg

Bruce Harrell, ’81, ’84, talks about football, family and Seattle's transformation in an exclusive Q&A.


December 23, 2023

A gold Olympic medal that reads "XI OLYMPIADE BERLIN 1936"

Boys in the Boat trivia

"The Boys in the Boat" is now a major motion picture. How well do you know your UW rowing history?


December 18, 2023

Treasure on the Ave

The "granddaddy" of Seattle farmers markets celebrates 30 years of bringing farm-fresh goods to the University District.


A man smiles in the crowd at the Olympics

The Jim Caple effect

The Husky grad, Daily writer, IMA softball champ and all-around good guy entertained us with his clever writing and sharp mind.


December 14, 2023

UW on the big screen

The UW has graced the silver screen with a few cameos. Have you seen any of these movies?


November 29, 2023

Fulfilling a vision

The original vision for wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (the Intellectual House) included workshop space. That vision is on its way to becoming a reality.


Northlake’s next act

Big Mario’s, a small local chain, opened its doors to serve huge slices of pizza in a space that retains the legacy of Northlake Tavern.


Looking up

With determination, faith and the UW’s belief in her, Square Donaldson overcame tremendous obstacles.


November 25, 2023

‘Boys’ on the big screen

Turning "The Boys in the Boat" into a Hollywood movie took a lot of research to re-create the UW of the 1930s.


Portrait of an artist

The UW School of Art + Art History + Design unveiled a portrait of Jacob Lawrence created by Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas, ’77


November 9, 2023

A requiem for Burgermaster

A hotspot for UW rowers and other community members, Burgermaster's flagship location has an uncertain future.


October 27, 2023

Invisible history

Much of the history of Tacoma's Japantown has been forgotten. Tamiko Nimura is bringing it back to life.


October 24, 2023

Canoe Journey

Hosted by the Muckleshoot Tribe, this year's Tribal Canoe Journey welcomed members of the Shell House Canoe Family, č̓away̓altxʷ ʔiišəd.


A group of young people sits and stands outside a campus building on a sunny day.

Reaching all learners

The Disabilities, Opportunities, Internet-working and Technology Center (DO-IT for short) provides support, advocacy and mentoring to students with disabilities.


In pursuit of tech equity

While researching technology, equity and innovation, Ph.D. candidate Jay Cunningham makes time to help steward the University as a UW regent.


A place of promise

For three decades, UW Tacoma has sought to serve not only its students but the community as a whole.


September 2, 2023

Peace Corps pipeline

Since 2001, the UW has consistently ranked in the top three volunteer-producing universities in the nation.


Making waves

Like the ‘Boys in the Boat,’ UW women’s rowing has its own inspiring story.


Scenes from the Salish Sea

The Burke Museum exhibit “We Are Puget Sound” aims to inspire preservation of the Salish Sea and its impressive creatures.


Better building blocks

Founders Hall is the only University building fully constructed of mass timber, which has the promise of reducing the costs of construction while increasing a building’s sustainability.


September 1, 2023

Smart students, clever tech

Information from fitness trackers and smartphones helps Anind Dey's team learn about student success.


August 30, 2023

Staying tuned

Actor Garret Dillahunt joined the UW Symphony orchestra for an end-of-year performance. An audience of more than 500 were treated to his narration of ‘l'Histoire de Babar, le Petit Éléphant.’


June 9, 2023

High flyers

Four Huskies have joined the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Read about their achievements in space and beyond.


June 4, 2023

Pulling together

At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the UW crew made history and set a legacy in motion.


Bragging rites

Learn who’s behind those purple, white and gold slogans every rowing season on the Montlake Cut.


May 28, 2023

The Gen Z's and me

"How wonderful to return to campus and see that the arc of Black history, despite ongoing struggles, still bends toward justice," Audrey Edwards writes.


Will Parnassus return?

Students returning to campus after winter break this year found the doors to historic Parnassus closed indefinitely.


Creative flow

The Chihuly Workshop has produced a photo-rich book, “The Boathouse: The Artist’s Studio of Dale Chihuly,” to tell the story of a building with UW ties.


May 5, 2023

MAP Awardees 2022

The Multicultural Alumni Partnership announced its support of five promising scholars at the UW.


April 25, 2023

Signs of disability

Stephanie Kerschbaum explores how we notice, and sometimes don't notice, disability.


April 21, 2023

Better hustle

Over the past two years, MFA candidate Abdiel Jacobsen has brought their love of hustle to the UW.


A source of support

The Instructional Center helps more than 2,000 students a year succeed, even in their most challenging classes. More could use its resources.


February 25, 2023

Department of what?

What is that silver structure on the UW campus? It's a “department” of sorts.


Nuggets of history

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering was once the College of Mines. The name changed, but advancing technologies and research is stronger than ever.


Foster library turns back time

The Foster School library put a time capsule from the 1990s on display to mark its anniversary.


The aging cathedral

Landmark status will aid the drive to restore the ASUW Shell House.


February 23, 2023

Revolution to evolution

Emile Pitre captures the story of decades of activism at the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity in his new book.


November 27, 2022

Driving innovation

The UW team earned the EcoCAR Collaboration Award at last spring's Mobility Challenge.


Solidarity forever

After three decades, the UW Bridges Center continues to grow, as does union membership nationwide.


Bruce Lee ascending

A new art installation on the central staircase of Odegaard Undergraduate Library celebrates actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee.


Hip-hop and hype

The UW Graduate School will host an “Evening with Chuck D” for its public lecture series.


A Husky who did it all

Rick Redman was a star on both sides of the ball for the UW football team, playing guard and linebacker, and he shined on special teams as a punter.


November 23, 2022

Our first astronaut

In 1969, NASA launched Apollo 12, which took Richard F. Gordon, '51, to the moon and back.


November 3, 2022

Uprooting exclusivity

The UW seeks to make the Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture more inclusive.


At home on campus

Studies show that students who feel a sense of belonging are more likely to thrive in college and experience better personal wellbeing.


A name for themselves

Vern Harner led the effort to change University policy for names on diplomas. Now, trans students' diplomas can reflect their chosen names.


September 28, 2022

Test your UW smarts

Most of us know the school colors, mascot and maybe a few building names...but how deep does your UW knowledge go? Take our quiz to find out.


September 20, 2022

A body in motion


Making history

History professor Margaret O'Mara explains how prior generations handled a pandemic and what we can learn from their mistakes.


September 16, 2022

Hall of famer

The former Husky defensive back turned football upside down with his unstoppable “Air Coryell” passing attack.


September 11, 2022

Huskies in our hearts

On a tragic anniversary in UW history, editor Jon Marmor pays tribute to the 17 Huskies who lost their lives on 9/11 and 9/12.


September 8, 2022

Farewell, Queen Elizabeth

Nearly 40 years ago, when Jon Marmor was a newspaper editor, he met the queen during an assignment in the Bahamas. No kidding.


September 4, 2022

UW’s Brotherhood Initiative builds a community of success for men of color

As the UW’s Brotherhood Initiative grows—and welcomes a counterpart Sisterhood Initiative—students like senior Noah Stanigar continue to soar.


September 2, 2022

Ever forward

Thanks to a catalyzing donation, the ASUW Shell House—a location with a rich history—is on the way to being renovated for another century of service for campus and the community.


August 31, 2022

Sailgating

UW's Husky Stadium boasts an extraordinary way to get to football games.


August 10, 2022

MAP Maker

A “true leader,” Thaddeus Spratlen brought dignity, dedication and a scholarly approach to the Multicultural Alumni Partnership.


June 15, 2022

Good, better, best!

They garden, they read, they cook and they dream of becoming dentists. Teachers: They're just like us! But these six are the cream of the crop.


May 29, 2022

Immersive art

The Henry Art Gallery’s commissioned work from Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca is on display through April 2023.


Out of style

The HUB has been home to a hair stylist since 1952. Now, salon operator Jane Snell hangs up her shears and closes the Scissor’s Edge.


Chilling out

For most people, camping season starts in early summer. For a few hardy UW students, it started in March.


May 16, 2022

Why we love the ECC

As the ECC celebrates 50 years of creating a space for diversity and inclusion, alumni share fond memories of the space.


Care Package Community

The UW Champions Program was established in 2011 to serve former foster youth. Recent expansions help students who experienced unaccompanied homelessness as youth.


March 11, 2022

Remembering Desmond Tutu

Twenty years ago, the human rights leader delivered a message of hope to Seattle.


March 5, 2022

Fungi friendly

The Northwest is the perfect place for a mushroom enthusiast; one digs into the Burke Museum’s collection.


March 4, 2022

Show us the Shell House

Efforts to preserve and renovate the historic ASUW Shell House on the Montlake Cut continue full speed ahead.


Sweet success

Carlton Olson, ’61, overcame Type 1 diabetes to play 4 years of Husky baseball.


Galaxy gazing

The Manastash Ridge, a basalt plateau that runs between Ellensburg and Yakima, is home to the UW’s 50-year-old observatory.


Biodiversity in a box

Nature photographer David Liittschwager captures biodiversity in one cubic foot of space.


March 3, 2022

The Kelly ECC at 50

Once a student activist’s dream, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center celebrates five decades as a space for diversity and inclusion.


March 1, 2022

One momentous week

In the span of seven days in November 1961, civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy spoke on campus.


December 4, 2021

Down The Ave game box on a table with game cards scattered around it

UW in the cards

‘Down the Ave,’ a card game developed by business students, is full of UW and Seattle references.


Dancer Abdiel Jacobsen poses wearing dark blue pants, a light blue tank top and a pink cardigan.

Stepping up

Dance students and faculty once again get a chance to strut their stuff.


A biology student wearing denim overalls and a cloth mask carries a large pot through a greenhouse.

Room to grow

The Biology plant collection settles into its new home, a state-of-the-art greenhouse.


Jen Gonyer and Al Donahue smiling behind the College Inn bar

The Inn crowd is back

Raise a toast to the historic, quirky joint that has come back from a COVID-19 closure.


Imogen Cunningham takes a black-and-white self portrait in a storefront window.

Imogen exposed

Imogen Cunningham was an innovative and influential fine art photographer. A retrospective features nearly 200 of her works.


November 19, 2021

A young woman smiles holding a white board reading It's the first place on this campus that I really felt safe

Kelly ECC turns 50

Starting in fall 2021 and well into 2022, the Kelly ECC is celebrating 50 years of serving the student community.


Rising above hate

A Japanese American UW grad turned businessman, Harry Kawabe was a humanitarian who built economies in two U.S. cities and dedicated his life to building community.


Beacon in the HUB

While Black fraternities and sororities have thrived at the UW, their presence has gone generally unrecognized. Now their crests are on display in the HUB.


A young man gives a speech to a group of formally dressed people in an outdoor plaza

Indigenous walking tour

A walking tour of the UW campus highlights sites that are relevant to the Native American experience.


September 11, 2021

Ballet in the Cold War

The Cold War played out on exotic battlegrounds. Perhaps none were stranger—and had more unexpected outcomes—than cultural-exchange ballet tours.


September 4, 2021

Welcome back

In-person classes and a new U District await students returning to campus this fall.


The Nisei story

‘Boys in the Boat’ author Daniel James Brown’s new book depicts the heroism of World War II-era Japanese Americans.


The ‘Renton Redhead’

Kermit Jorgensen was part of a Husky team that notched back-to-back Rose Bowl victories.


August 31, 2021

A name that stuck

Cassandra Amesley, ’77, ’81, made ‘Red Square’ catch on and etched her name in Husky history.


March 9, 2021

Sign of the times

A campus road has been renamed sluʔwiɫ, a word in the Lushootseed language that loosely translates to “Little Canoe Channel.”


March 4, 2021

Stories of home

The UW Alumni Association recently invited a group of Native storytellers for a virtual event to discuss the meaning of sense of place.


January 11, 2021

Books and conversation

To date, more than 1,600 readers have joined the UW Alumni Book Club, representing alumni from every college and school across all three campuses.


December 16, 2020

Whale on display

The skeleton of a 39-foot-long Baird’s beaked whale is now on permanent display in the Burke Museum lobby.


December 11, 2020

Sign of the times

A campus road has been renamed sluʔwiɫ, a word in the Lushootseed language that loosely translates to “Little Canoe Channel.”


December 10, 2020

Voice of the band

Frazer Cook called his time with the Husky Marching Band “an honor, a privilege and a pleasure.” Husky fans everywhere felt the same way about him.


September 30, 2020

Campus ambassador

Our sketchbook profiles Alice Lee, manager of the UW Visitors Center.


September 16, 2020

From war to hoops

After taking a bullet in World War II, Charles Sheaffer returned to captain the Husky basketball team in his senior season.


September 11, 2020

Beauty by all accounts

To experience the true beauty of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, look no further than the photographs of Loyd Heath.


Grand stand

The first football game at the iconic stadium came on Nov. 27, 1920.


June 20, 2020

New reality for students

A graduating student reflects on the coronavirus outbreak that disrupted the last half of her senior year. 


June 14, 2020

Impact from afar

The UW faculty are impactful even when they find themselves having to venture into uncomfortable territory. They “flatten the curve” while still producing and disseminating knowledge.


June 10, 2020

Book Store stays essential

A quick trip through the University Book Store’s 120 years.