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Students Urge Washington Schools To Stop Investing In Fossil Fuels

May 7, 2014

Steve Scher talks to Alex Lenferna, a graduate student at the University of Washington and leader of Divest UW, about his group's efforts to persuade the university to remove fossil fuels from its stock profile.

KUOW Photo/Marcie Sillman

William Crawford had a passion. During his lifetime, he collected rare, first edition vocal musical scores. By the time he died in 2013, he had amassed more than 700 scores by such famous composers as Beethoven, Bach and Wagner. Now those scores have found a home in Seattle.

How SAT Changes Could Affect UW Admissions

Mar 11, 2014
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Steve Scher talks with Philip Ballinger, associate vice provost for the UW Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions, about the impending changes to the SAT college admission exam and what it means for prospective applicants.

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The Washington Board of Natural Resources voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of 200 acres of the Olympic Peninsula. The money from the timber sale will go to the University of Washington.

The land is home to a rare seabird whose numbers have plummeted to the point that it’s listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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David Hyde talks with University of Washington professor Robert Wood about why he wants to improve working conditions for adjunct and contingent faculty at the UW.

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The University of Washington introduced Chris Petersen as the new head of Husky football yesterday.

Petersen compiled a record at Boise State of 92-12 over eight seasons. At Monday's press conference, Petersen said whenever he came to Montlake to face the Huskies, he felt envious.

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Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Philip Howard, leader of the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, about his research on digital activist.

Ross Reynolds

When someone wants to get rid of anything at the University of Washington – and seriously, anything – it typically gets turned over to the UW Surplus Store.

Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid

Dec 6, 2013
From African Activists Archive Project's Facebook page.

David Hyde speaks with Philip Goldman, former student activist and leader of Students Against Apartheid at the University of Washington, about the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela and the impacts of the divestment movement in the 1980s.

The Students Against Apartheid were instrumental in convincing the University to divest assets of companies that did business with South Africa.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone about who might replace Steve Sarkisian as head football coach at the University of Washington.

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Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington Law School Dean Kelley Testy about how the school will spend the generous $56 million gift from Jack MacDonald.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about Friday's Apple Cup between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.

KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

The University of Washington Board of Regents unanimously voted to move ahead with a new, underground animal testing lab on Thursday, saying that it will mean better conditions for animals used in medical and scientific research. 

Amy Radil

A group called “U District Square” is asking the University of Washington to help create a European-style public plaza around the neighborhood’s future light rail station.

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They called him the Dawgfather.

Don James, the beloved, longtime University of Washington football coach died on Sunday. He was 80. The university said James died at home of complications with pancreatic cancer.

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For Tom Jenkins, a senior at the University of Washington and a veteran of the Air Force, the partial government shutdown has caused double stress: He has been furloughed from his part-time job as a reservist, and he may not receive veteran’s benefits.

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Each year the Association of American Medical Colleges asks medical school graduates about their college experience. In 2013, 42 percent of graduates from all schools reported that they experienced mistreatment during med school. One of the most prevalent mistreatment behaviors was public embarrassment or humiliation.

Michael Young at the KUOW studios.
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University of Washington students head back to campus next week. While the state Legislature did increase funding for the UW and other state colleges and universities, money is still a problem when it comes to higher education. It factors into everything from course offerings to faculty retention. Those are some of the challenges that face University of Washington President Michael Young. He joins us today.

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A group of business and civic leaders including Bill Gates Sr. have issued a report calling for the University of Washington to admit more in-state students. They also say the UW needs to recruit more leading academics.

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The University of Washington Huskies inaugurated their newly renovated football stadium in style on Saturday night. The Huskies beat number 19 ranked Boise State 38 to 6. It was great news for coach Steve Sarkisian. He's led the team for the past five years and he desperately wants to restore the Huskies to their former glory days.

Twenty-two years ago, in 1991, the University of Washington was on top of the football heap. The team shared a national title with Miami and the man at the helm was Don James. He remembers that night that the national title was finally announced.

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University of Washington graduate student Kiana Scott is the sole student regent on the University of Washington Board of Regents, the governing body of the university. Ross Reynolds talks to her about how she represents the interests of such a diverse student population

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When University of Washington Football fans attend their first game at the newly revamped Husky Stadium later this month, one thing will be missing — the Husky Helmet Car.

It’s been circling the stadium on the track, carrying pom-pom-waving cheerleaders after each score since 1977. But, the remodeled stadium no longer includes a track.

KUOW Photo/Patricia Murphy

Correction 7/19/13: A previous online version of this story erroneously stated that the UW had been consulting Washington State University about this policy. In fact, it was Western Washington University that had been asking about criminal history on applications since 2007 and had been providing guidance to UW.

Prospective students will now be asked about their criminal past; specifically, if they’ve been convicted of sex crimes or violent felonies. UW Provost Ana Marie Cauce says it’s a safety issue. Cauce says protecting students and campus visitors is a priority.

Ann Dornfeld

The University of Washington plans to offer its first online bachelor’s degree program beginning this fall, with steeply discounted tuition compared to on-campus undergraduate classes.

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The University of Washington is a respected institution of higher learning, serving more than 92,000 students on campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma. But it didn’t quite start out this way; in its first 25 years, the school went broke and even shut down for a brief time. It barely had enough students and faculty to fill a large room.

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