February 25, 2023
Landmark status will aid the drive to restore the ASUW Shell House.
November 4, 2022
The UW's new police chief, Craig Wilson, has served 26 years in the department.
November 3, 2022
Vern Harner led the effort to change University policy for names on diplomas. Now, trans students' diplomas can reflect their chosen names.
September 2, 2022
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
There's a new head coach in town: Kalen DeBoer shares his insights on the upcoming season with editor Jon Marmor.
August 29, 2022
A class of 60 UW School of Medicine students now occupy a state-of-the-art building in Spokane.
May 29, 2022
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.
May 16, 2022
As the ECC celebrates 50 years of creating a space for diversity and inclusion, alumni share fond memories of the space.
Leonard Forsman, '87, is the UW's new regent. He tells Viewpoint his goals and priorities for his six-year term.
The UW Champions Program was established in 2011 to serve former foster youth. Recent expansions help students who experienced unaccompanied homelessness as youth.
May 3, 2022
Meet the 2022 recipients of the Multicultural Alumni Partnership awards.
March 11, 2022
Twenty years ago, the human rights leader delivered a message of hope to Seattle.
March 4, 2022
Efforts to preserve and renovate the historic ASUW Shell House on the Montlake Cut continue full speed ahead.
December 4, 2021
The Biology plant collection settles into its new home, a state-of-the-art greenhouse.
Raise a toast to the historic, quirky joint that has come back from a COVID-19 closure.
November 19, 2021
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 walking tour of the UW campus highlights sites that are relevant to the Native American experience.
September 4, 2021
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, ’78, was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership for the 2021-2022 school year.
June 10, 2021
UW faculty members used innovative approaches to teaching hands-on courses during the pandemic.
May 10, 2021
In the recent years, the UW has seen the highest racial and gender diversity among students in its history, “and yet we have fallen short on our faculty diversity efforts."
March 9, 2021
A campus road has been renamed sluʔwiɫ, a word in the Lushootseed language that loosely translates to “Little Canoe Channel.”
March 8, 2021
Gould Hall’s original designers created a building that could be modified to serve new generations of students and faculty in the design disciplines.
March 4, 2021
The UW Alumni Association recently invited a group of Native storytellers for a virtual event to discuss the meaning of sense of place.
December 16, 2020
Members of the UW community join to fight “white supremacy as a lethal public health issue.”
The skeleton of a 39-foot-long Baird’s beaked whale is now on permanent display in the Burke Museum lobby.
December 11, 2020
A campus road has been renamed sluʔwiɫ, a word in the Lushootseed language that loosely translates to “Little Canoe Channel.”
June 24, 2020
Students from across the university have volunteered to assist in a variety of support efforts.
December 9, 2019
The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health is a key part of the University’s public health mission.
June 13, 2019
The Q Center continues to evolve and grow. It now serves 500 visitors per month.
March 1, 2019
Since the late 1960s, students who wanted to clear their heads and have some fun have headed down to the IMA Building.
October 10, 2018
A faculty leader shares her view of the future.
May 21, 2018
“Women are shaking the foundation of this country in every possible way," said Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, at a UW Book Store event.
May 8, 2017
Inside the new program advocating for black and brown students on campus.
May 6, 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, '89, returned to campus.
March 30, 2017
Inside the class that's training students to catch—and call out—fake news and falsehoods.
March 2, 2017
Huskies above the fold, March 2017.
Huskies above the fold: Forbes 30 Under 30, White House awards, predicting sickness.
February 24, 2017
Rep. John Lewis, a giant of the Civil Rights movement, comes to campus.
September 1, 2016
While classroom instruction is crucial for learning the scientific foundations of medicine, there is no substitute for firsthand clinical experience. That’s why the UW School of Medicine launched a new curriculum last year that puts an earlier and greater emphasis on clinical training.
March 1, 2016
After a year of intensifying protests, the UW opens a dialogue and takes action to promote equity.
March 1, 2015
Though the longest-serving president in UW history (from 1979 to 1995) is no longer with us—the North Dakota native died Dec. 27 at the age of 85 after suffering a stroke—his imprint on the University is indelible.
Sure, it’s a national model of academic support; but the UW’s Instructional Center is way more than that—it’s a family for students who need a boost.
March 1, 2012
A passion for excellence in education led to a career as a UW professor and now an administrator.
December 1, 2011
The Nov. 5 Washington-Oregon football game was the final game in Husky Stadium before it closed its doors for more than a year.
As anyone worth their purple and gold will tell you, the beloved “W” can be found everywhere. The UW Trademarks and Licensing Office oversees it all.
September 1, 2011
A total of $3.7 million from state funding and an anonymous gift have been received to support the building of the Intellectual House at the University of Washington.
June 1, 2011
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.
March 1, 2011
The renovation of Husky Stadium received the green light to proceed when the University of Washington Board of Regents approved the $250 million project in November.
June 1, 2010
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.
June 1, 2009
The seven recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards represent the broadest range of disciplines, from English to maxillofacial surgery. But they all have one thing in common: the ability to hold their students spellbound.
March 1, 2009
Since Mark Emmert’s arrival as president, the UW has renewed its focus on recruiting and retaining more Native American students, faculty and staff.
December 1, 2008
The UW Seattle campus bears many Native American street names, but no place that really signifies the Native presence. That will change in 2011, when construction is slated to begin on the House of Knowledge.
For nearly 30 years, Norris Haring led efforts to address learning challenges and develop strategies to help young people. Now, through a major planned gift, he is ensuring that this essential work will continue at the UW for years to come.
June 1, 2008
UW students may soon say goodbye to communal bathrooms and too-cramped triple rooms in the residence halls.
March 1, 2008
State lawmakers are considering a plan to help finance the renovation of Husky Stadium by tapping funds currently used to pay for professional stadiums in King County. A decision is expected before they adjourn March 12.
December 1, 2007
For his tireless volunteer efforts, Artie Buerk received the Gates Volunteer Service Award at the Sixth Annual Recognition Gala on Sept. 7.
There are more students attending all three UW campuses than ever before, the UW Office of Admissions announced.
June 1, 2007
In our March Columns alumni vote on who has more pride, we found that both Huskies and Cougars have a lot of devotion to their alma maters—and for a few alumni of both schools, perhaps too much.
Rebecca Griego, a 26-year-old program coordinator in the Department of Urban Design and Planning and a UW alumna, was murdered in her fourth-floor office in Gould Hall early April 2.
Students, alumni and friends of the UW have raised more than $100,000 for a memorial to former UW students who have received the Medal of Honor, ASUW President Cullen White announced April 9.
March 1, 2007
Last April the Student Senate passed a resolution urging the creation of a Medal of Honor memorial and now ASUW leaders are launching a $100,000 fund drive to make it happen.
December 1, 2006
Beating out several other real estate interests, the UW announced that it successfully negotiated the purchase of the Safeco property in the University District.
The UW’s Seattle campus broke several records when it opened its doors Sept. 28, including setting a new enrollment record of 39,524 students, beating last year by 273.
Two defendants pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to participating in the firebombing of the UW Center for Urban Horticulture in 2001.
September 1, 2006
When UW campuses open their doors to freshmen Sept. 27, these students will be making history. In Seattle, officials expect a record number of freshmen—around 5,400—exceeding the old record of 5,382 set in 2001.
The admissions office projects that there will be about 5,400 freshmen starting classes on Sept. 27—a tidal wave that is the largest in the history of the UW.
March 1, 2006
Four years after a blaze destroyed Merrill Hall, U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut has charged three members of "the Family," reputedly a secret eco-terrorist group, with conspiracy to commit arson.
September 1, 2005
Costco Wholesale, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Safeco Insurance have partnered with the UW in support of the Diversity Scholars Program, which was created in 2000 to recruit and support high-achieving underrepresented minority students.
After a 10-month review of billing problems in physician groups attached to UW Medicine, a panel has recommended appointing a compliance officer who answers only to the vice president for medicine affairs.
Phyllis Wise, former dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, became UW provost Aug. 1. As the University’s chief academic officer and chief budget officer, the provost is the second-highest position on the UW’s leadership team.
Oregon may be one of the UW’s archrivals, but anyone who has spent time on the Seattle campus in June will tell you that the crow, not the duck, is the Huskies’ true nemesis.
June 1, 2005
The UW likes to think of itself as a 21st-century institution, but in February one of its buildings stepped back in time 110 years.
March 1, 2005
The University of Washington is holding community forums to discuss a possible Regional Biocontainment Laboratory that might be built near the Health Sciences Center on Seattle’s south campus.
September 1, 2003
Dawn Williams becomes the 55th president of the UW Alumni Association, representing more than 300,000 living UW alumni. She is only the seventh woman to fill that role in the 114-year history of the organization.
March 1, 2003
They may look good from the outside, but many campus buildings are slowly crumbling away. Will the state rescue its most valuable piece of property?
December 1, 2002
Richard L. McCormick announced that he will resign as 28th president of the University of Washington to assume the presidency of Rutgers University.
June 1, 2002
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state and the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government, will be the featured speaker at the 127th University of Washington Commencement ceremonies.
Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Washington, the first time the UW has awarded an honorary degree since 1921.
Facing a $24.6 million loss of state revenue, the University of Washington regents voted May 17 to raise undergraduate tuition by 16 percent and impose a budget cut across academic and administrative units of about 2.5 percent.
March 1, 2002
The opening of Winter Quarter on Jan. 7 also saw the opening of two new buildings on the UW Tacoma campus that strengthen its science and student learning programs.
December 1, 2001
n a sometimes emotional address to the University of Washington community, President Richard L. McCormick reviewed the state of the UW—and the state of the world—four weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
September 1, 2001
Citing a stalemate in contract negotiations, the teaching assistants union at the University of Washington went on strike June 1.
Arsonists burned down Merrill Hall, part of the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, May 21, causing $4.1 million in damage and destroying offices, research facilities and the center’s library.
June 1, 2001
For its success, the U-PASS program—which despite a 10 percent increase in campus population has reduced morning peak-hour traffic in the “U” District by 17 percent—has won 11 local and national awards.
Construction will start in August for the $75 million William H. Gates Hall, the new home of the UW School of Law, to be built on the site of a parking lot south of the Burke Museum.
March 1, 2001
Don Matthews, retired chair of the UW’s political science department, donated $800,000 for an endowment in the Department of Political Science.
The University of Washington and a union representing its teaching assistants came to an agreement that avoided a walkout by the UW’s 1,600 TAs.
December 1, 2000
In its heyday, the UW campus observatory was a magical place. Now the future of the cute little building, sitting just east of Memorial Way, is up in the air.
The entering class this fall is one for the record books, say UW officials, as 4,983 new freshmen broke previous enrollment levels and set academic highs as well.
September 1, 2000
A UW freshman, medical resident and pathology professor died in two separate shooting incidents in spring 2000.
June 1, 2000
Sound Transit is planning stations at the Burke Museum and at the corner of 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. Pacific St.
Fences are beginning to block access to the University's premier landmark, Suzzallo Library, as its older wings undergo a 20-month renovation and seismic upgrade.
Inside the shell of a 1928 structure sits the University's first true 21st century building.
March 1, 2000
The region is going to be hit with three of the messiest, biggest-impact projects ever—and all at about the same time.
June 1, 1999
Julian Bond, a participant in movements for civil rights, economic justice and peace for nearly 40 years, will be the speaker at the University of Washington's 124th Commencement ceremonies.
Daniel J. Evans, '48, '49, became the second alumnus to have a UW school named after him.
Fans and players said good-bye to the original interior of Hec Edmundson Pavilion, as the UW closed its fieldhouse for an 18-month, $39 million renovation.
March 1, 1999
As the cherries age and die, the UW faces the challenge of preserving a ‘magic’ space.
June 1, 1998
Breaking tradition and defying Seattle's reputation for wet weather, the University of Washington will hold its 123rd Commencement ceremonies outdoors in Husky Stadium.
December 1, 1996
There are more freshmen at the University of Washington this fall than there have been since 1965.