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June 4, 2019

At bat for Mom

Former Husky outfielder Braden Bishop's charity event raised $50,000 for Alzheimer’s research.


Global approach

The Husky women’s golf team isn’t just great, it’s quite international: Six of the eight players are from outside the United States.


Give Me 5

Melanie Jackson, a 1993 All-American soccer player at the UW, is now a senior editor and writer with ESPNW.


Fossil flosser

Some might find the work of dusting and dabbing sand away from a fossil tedious, but Jean Primozich still marvels at it.


June 3, 2019

‘Cathedral’ on the Cut

Nearly torn down in 1975, the ASUW Shell House is still a beloved building on the UW campus.


June 2, 2019

Where it all began

The 101-year-old ASUW Shell House was home to the famed “Boys in the Boat.”


April 3, 2019

Cherry hysteria

A weekend at the UW Quad during peak bloom.


March 1, 2019

IMA at 50

Since the late 1960s, students who wanted to clear their heads and have some fun have headed down to the IMA Building.


Have glove, will travel

The Husky baseball team is no stranger to globetrotting.


Unsung healer

Alice Augusta Ball was the first woman and first African American to earn a master’s degree in chemistry, and at age 23, developed an early treatment for leprosy.


December 13, 2018

Hoaxes, humbug and lies

An interview about race and identity with poet and scholar Kevin Young.


December 7, 2018

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Thanks, Professor Banks

‘The Father of Multicultural Education’ is retiring after 50 years.


November 30, 2018

Gratefully remastered

A 1974 concert at Hec Ed Pavilion, long a favorite of Dead Heads, is one of six historic concerts being released in a beautiful new boxed set,


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A life in computing

We explore the legacy of Microsoft’s late co-founder by photographing items from one of his museums.


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.


June 1, 2012

Brand-new Lander

The new Lander Hall will be a leading-edge residence, part of the UW’s effort to transform west campus into a vibrant community where students feel at home.


Country care

The UW School of Medicine’s multi-regional medical program, WWAMI, is celebrating 40 years—and some serious accomplishments.


March 1, 2012

The Dawgmother

The founding director of UW Student Athlete Academic Services is the recipient of the 2012 Charles Odegaard Award for her work on behalf of diversity.


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.


September 1, 2011

Stadium memories

Venerable Husky Stadium is in need of updating, so after the Nov. 5 game against Oregon, it will close for a year while it undergoes a much-needed makeover.


June 1, 2011

Rousing housing

The University of Washington’s plan to turn its west campus into an urban village will take a big step this fall with the opening of two new residence communities.


June 1, 2010

Innovative idealism

Student teams from across the University of Washington and other state schools heralded their inventions of clean, green technologies at the second annual UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.


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.


June 1, 2008

Century of magazines

There have been astonishing changes over the first century of the UW's alumni magazine, but at its heart it remains true to the mission of its first edition.


‘Legend’ has it

With this issue, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the UW's alumni magazine by celebrating the living legends among us.


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.


December 1, 2007

One for the Rhodes

DeLaine Emmert, wife of President Mark A. Emmert, '75, asked a simple question: How many Rhodes Scholars does the UW have? No one knew the answer.


Home pride

For 65 years, Hill-Crest has been the home to 12 presidents. It has seen glittering parties, teenage sleepovers and even police protection during Vietnam War student unrest.


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.


March 1, 2007

Strong signals

Thirty-five years ago, John Kean, ’72, helped launch the UW’s first student radio station by installing a 10-watt transmitter in McMahon Hall.


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.


September 1, 2006

50 years for the heart

Fifty years ago, the UW perfected its own heart-lung machine and did the first open-heart bypass surgery in the West. Now advances are coming so quickly that they could put future cardiac surgeons out of business.


Harry's origin story

Though live canines have been official UW mascots for decades, Harry, known simply as "The Husky Dawg" at the time, wasn't introduced until the 1995-96 school year.


June 1, 2006

Funny papers

A map in The Daily seemed to be a helpful aid for campus newcomers. But those who followed it soon found themselves hopelessly lost—and miles from their intended destinations.


March 1, 2006

Historic Hec Ed

Basketball players, U.S. presidents, billionaire computer moguls and Boy Scouts: what do these people have in common? All are part of the rich history surrounding one of the UW's most iconic buildings: Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


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.


December 1, 2003

He saved the UW

The UW was facing a crisis. Without funds from the state Legislature, the school was forced to cut programs and faculty. The strapped president was left with nowhere to turn. His only hope was a donation from a charitable citizen.


September 1, 2003

Rocky marriage

The alumni were angry. They had had enough of the rampant commercialism of intercollegiate athletics—especially the salary of the football coach. The time was almost a century ago.


Slippery elm

The Washington Elm started from a cutting from a majestic tree in Cambridge, Mass., under which Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army on July 3, 1775.


June 1, 2003

Lane closures

On May 5, 1970 — the day after four students were killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in Ohio — a march from the UW employed a new tactic never tried before in the nation: blocking a freeway.


March 1, 2003

Rarified air

Fifty years ago this month—March 17-18, 1953, to be exact—the Huskies qualified for the Final Four, the only time in UW history.


December 1, 2002

Lasting legacies

From winning the Nobel Prize to inventing the Wave; from circling the moon to inventing the disposable diaper. We list 101 outstanding UW achievements.


September 1, 2002

Jewel renewal

After a decade of planning and construction, a $47 million price tag and a 6.8 earthquake, Suzzallo Library returns to its rightful place as the soul of the university.


Suzzallo memories

A brief item in a past issue of Columns asked for alumni memories of Suzzallo Library. Here are some of the responses.


Why it's named Suzzallo

Henry Suzzallo felt that a campus of beauty would enhance the intellectual and moral growth of his students.


June 1, 2002

Who was Henry?

In 1926 Seattle businessman Horace C. Henry gave 172 works of art to the UW-and enough money to build a museum to house them.


The inside story

By perfecting ultrasound, Don Baker revolutionized the way doctors make their diagnoses, and put Seattle on the biotech map.


March 1, 2002

A place apart

Ten places—some famous, some obscure—that make the University of Washington one of the most beautiful—and best-loved—campuses in the nation.


Dream season

Of the myriad highlights in the long history of the storied University of Washington football program, one of the sweetest just turned 10 years old.


December 1, 2001

Architect of the Towers

A native of Seattle, Minoru Yamasaki, ’34, was born on Dec. 1, 1912, in a cold-water tenement in the Yesler Hill district of Seattle. His most famous work was the World Trade Center.


September 1, 2001

Inspiration on a whim

On a whim, Lester J. Wilson, who enrolled at the University of Washington in 1909, wrote "Bow Down to Washington."


Row show

While most Huskies take them for granted, our Greek Row houses are architectural gems that some day might comprise a historic district.