September 16, 2020

Algae's many faces

To most of us, algae is the green squishy stuff that occasionally “blooms.” But a UW neuroscience doctoral student found that algae has a creative side.

June 24, 2020

Students step up

Students from across the university have volunteered to assist in a variety of support efforts.

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 10, 2020

The ultimate puzzle

Doctoral student Emily Rabe loves puzzles. Now she's working on one with high stakes—one that could have a significant impact on our planet’s health.

16 years of inclusion

After 16 years of inclusion, UW’s Q Center is just getting started.

March 10, 2020

Off and running

Darhian Mills didn't always love running, but she eventually ran the 400-meter hurdles faster than any woman in UW history.

September 2, 2019

Kasia Omilian with a football

Ahead of the herd

Kasia Omilian wants to become the first woman general manager in the National Football League.

June 13, 2019

Q Center turns 15

The Q Center continues to evolve and grow. It now serves 500 visitors per month.

June 5, 2018

Leading roles

All four of the 2017-18 UW student body presidents were people of color, and each of them saw race, equity and social justice as central to their position.

Three-minute thesis

Five students stood out in this year’s Three-Minute Thesis competition, an annual event sponsored by the Graduate School.

April 5, 2018

International problem solvers

Outside of the classroom, UW engineering students solve problems around the world.

November 15, 2017

Students of nature

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is changing the faces—and future—of conservation.

October 19, 2017

Painting labor

Arely Morales, '17, took inspiration from Latino artists and a poet in developing her style.

September 1, 2015

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.

June 1, 2015

Give Me 5: Dan Kingma

Despite scholarship offers from other schools, Dan Kingma was certain that he was a Husky, even if that meant joining the program as a walk-on.

June 1, 2014

Eyewitness to devastation

Lauren Pongan, a graduate student in Southeast Asia Studies, traveled to Tanauan, Leyte, last December, not long after Typhoon Yolanda devastated portions of the Philippines.

June 1, 2012

Green light

More than 40 UW students from a variety of disciplines are building a car for the future as part of the EcoCAR 2 competition.

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.

March 1, 2012

Two for the Rhodes

Two UW seniors were selected in November to receive Rhodes Scholarships, making the UW the only American public university with more than one Rhodes Scholar for 2012.

September 1, 2011

Higher aid, tuition

In July, the UW Board of Regents voted to raise tuition 20 percent and to increase the amount of aid available to low- and middle-income families by 45 percent, a dollar increase of $12 million.

June 1, 2011

Pulling for Paul

While Paul Dann, ’83, of Richland, received cancer treatment at the UW Medical Center, his daughter Claire got busy and organized a Relay for Life team she named “Paul’s Pals.”

December 1, 2010

'What Work Is'

“What Work Is” was featured in the 2010 UW Common Book, You Are Never Where You Are. Since 2006 the UW has chosen one book for all freshmen to read.

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.

Pursuit of potential

Once a preppy hustler, a cocaine dealer, a drug addict, and a student in Japan, Max Hunter is now a UW Ph.D. student and has begun telling his story.

December 1, 2008

Students to the rescue

A charitable group set up by two UW students after the May 12 earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province has been as no-nonsense as its name, raising $65,000 for children in the disaster zone and winning a prestigious award

December 1, 2007

Soul searchers

If you kept changing your major and rethinking your career options while you were a UW student, you had lots of company, according to the first truly comprehensive study of undergraduate education in the nation—UW SOUL.

September 1, 2007

First freshman

Surviving your first year of college is always an experience — especially if you are in the first freshman class ever admitted to your campus.

Commendations flow

Shortly before 1 a.m. on March 15, 2006, Edward Marsette woke to a loud crash outside his Auburn home. Within minutes, he was pulling people from a fiery, overturned car.

June 1, 2007

$100,000 for memorial

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

Memorial moves ahead

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.

Climbing fast

At age 19, Nodira Khoussainova already has her bachelor’s degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and is a year into the Ph.D. program in computer science and engineering at the UW.

June 1, 2006

Student regent

What, exactly, is a student doing on the UW's highest governing board? Lots, as it turns out.

September 1, 2005

Common ground

The determination of two exceptional students brings a monument to diversity to the UW campus.

Student leader

A graduate of Tacoma’s Lincoln High School, Anthony Rose came to the UW in 2001. He is the current president of the Black Student Union, a former member of the Higher Education Coordinating Board and a volunteer helping prepare students for college. 

March 1, 2004

One for the books

In second grade they told her that she read too much, but today Allyssa Lamb is one of only 32 U.S. students to win a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford.

March 1, 2003

Faces of the millennium

Over the last three years, the University of Washington has been able to attract 90 Gates Millennium Scholars. Here are the stories of five recipients.

September 1, 2002

Top grad

Roy Chan, ‘02, a comparative literature/Russian language and literature major earned a 3.98 GPA in his four years at the UW. For his academic achievements, he was named the 2002 President’s Medalist.

Admissions upheld

U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly ruled that the University of Washington School of Law did not break any laws in a highly publicized “reverse discrimination” lawsuit.

Scholarship impact

Scholarship support is crucial to minority student recruitment and retention—on average, only 38 percent of underrepresented minority students who are not offered some form of scholarship or grant support enroll at the University of Washington.

September 1, 2001

Row show

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

September 1, 2000

4,935 freshmen

The University of Washington is preparing for its largest incoming class ever as 4,935 new freshmen are expected to attend when Fall Quarter starts Sept. 25.

Parody panned

An article published in a May 19 supplement to the Daily offended students, faculty, regents, alumni and the public, causing the supplement editor to resign.

September 1, 1999

Frisky business

Student entrepreneurs gain the experience, contacts and confidence necessary to launch their own companies.

June 1, 1999

Applications down

An overall drop in freshmen applications has surprised UW officials.

December 1, 1998

Top freshmen

The smartest freshman class in the history of the University of Washington walked through classroom doors Sept. 28 as 35,108 students started the 1998-99 school year.

December 1, 1996

UW opens doors to its biggest freshman class since 1965

There are more freshmen at the University of Washington this fall than there have been since 1965.

March 1, 1996

Top science, engineering students come to UW, thanks to ARCS group

Since 1978, a group of women in Seattle has been raising money to support graduate students in science and engineering at the UW. In the last 17 years, the Seattle Chapter of the ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) has raised more than $1.5 million to support 234 UW graduate students. During 1995 they...

December 1, 1995

Plugged in

The UW embarked on UWired, an ambitious experiment that integrates the computer into undergraduate education.

December 1, 1994

Worth the hardship

Despite the financial hardship, incredibly long days and stiff competition for funding, graduate school has never been more popular.

September 1, 1994

Freshman connection

A group of professors and administrators is working hard to transform the first year at the University of Washington from lonely to inspiring.

March 1, 1994

Out of the classroom

Educators say volunteer service hones such important skills as critical thinking.

March 1, 1993

A matter of degrees

Overhauling undergraduate education won't be easy, but the UW has already made an important start.