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UW law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

SEATTLE — A University of Washington law school student has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit alleging the CIA has illegally withheld information about an El Salvador Army officer suspected of human rights violations during that country’s civil war.

Date: 10/05/2015 | Northwest

Marching to the Husky beat

Freshman from Lake Stevens a proud band member

Date: 09/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

After protests, UW decides to follow Seattle $15 wage law

SEATTLE — After protests and questions about whether the University of Washington would be required to follow Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law, the university has decided to comply.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Northwest

With time ticking, quake warning system begins to take shape

PORTLAND, Ore. — University of Washington researchers are testing an earthquake alert system as the Pacific Northwest prepares for the day when a 600-mile-long fault line looming off the coast unleashes a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Alaska Airlines buys naming rights to Husky Stadium field

The University of Washington announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to a 10-year, $41 million deal with Alaska Airlines for the naming rights to the field at Husky Stadium.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports

UW considers building offices atop light-rail station

SEATTLE — The University of Washington is looking to build an office tower over the new U District light-rail station, even though some say they would prefer to have a public plaza there.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

UW quarterbacks get full-contact reps

SEATTLE — At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Washington Huskies quarterback Jeff Lindquist is taller and heavier than most defensive backs and many linebackers.So while some might consider it risky to allow defensive players to hit quarterbacks during practice — which...

Date: 08/13/2015 | Sports

Now an analyst, Kennedy recalls UW career

SEATTLE — Lincoln Kennedy already knows how much has changed at the University of Washington since he last put on a Huskies uniform in the 1993 Rose Bowl.But the thunder and lightning on Wednesday offered a comical reminder.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Sports

Briefs: UW recognized as ‘Great College to Work For’

UW recognized as ‘Great College to Work For'The University of Washington has been recognized as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its 2015 survey. Approximately 500 UW faculty and staff were asked to evaluate the...

Date: 07/30/2015 | Bizblog

University of Washington to study children with autism

SEATTLE — University of Washington researchers are recruiting Seattle-area children with autism as part of a four-year study to identify biological markers.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

New UW center to encourage race, diversity dialogue

SEATTLE — University of Washington professor Ralina Joseph thinks what we’re seeing in the nation today could be the start of a new civil-rights movement. And at times, college students are leading the charge.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Northwest

In Seattle, some fret over rapid growth

SEATTLE — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest

University of Washington investigated over response to report of sexual violence

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the University of Washington over its response to a report of sexual violence.The school says the investigation by the Office for Civil Rights is automatic after a UW student sent a complaint to the federal government.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest

Activist chained to Seattle excavator to protest University of Washington animal lab

SEATTLE — Two animal rights activists have climbed to the top of an excavator at a construction site to protest the building of an animal research facility.

Date: 06/01/2015 | Northwest

Rare footage captures Charles Lindbergh’s Seattle visit

SEATTLE — A donor has given the University of Washington rare footage of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 visit to Seattle as part of his 48-state tour.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Northwest

UW Medicine apology adds new layer of confusion

MARYSVILLE — UW Medicine has apologized privately for misleading the public after the fatal shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.The letter was sent May 7 to Marysville's fire chief. It was signed by...

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News

Choppers out of range

UW concedes helicopters were nowhere near shootings

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News

Festival celebrates cinema’s next wave of talent

SEATTLE — Since 2007, when it was founded by three teenagers, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth has encouraged people in their teens and 20s to get creative with their video cameras.University of Washington freshman Adam McArthur, a graduate of Cascade High...

Date: 04/23/2015 | Entertainment

Ivan Doig, author who chronicled West, dies at 75

SEATTLE — Ivan Doig, an award-winning author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most respected writers of the American West, has died. He was 75.

Date: 04/09/2015 | Nation & World

Scientists seek help to track rain on Olympic Peninsula

SEATTLE — The University of Washington says its scientists are seeking citizens’ help as it gears up for a major effort to measure rain and snowfall on the Olympic Peninsula next winter.

Date: 04/05/2015 | Northwest

Seattle city councilmember resigns to take UW job

SEATTLE — Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark is stepping down from her position to take a job at the University of Washington.She announced on Thursday that she’ll resign effective April 12.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Northwest

UW Medical Center approved for face, hand transplants

SEATTLE — The University of Washington Medical Center has received approval to perform face, hand and other life-altering transplants.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Northwest

Forward for University Center

With a month remaining before the end of the Legislature's regular session, budget questions bring a mix of anticipation and anxiety for city leaders on transportation projects, educators on school funding, state agencies on their programs and taxpayers for their tax bills.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Editorials

Grief lingers for woman whose baby and mom died in the mudslide

OSO — Natasha Huestis dreamed of the day she could hike with her daughter into the mountains.Their exploration would be her gift, her lesson, her celebration of their bond.It is why she called her baby Sanoah, a name she was told means "Mist in the...

Date: 03/19/2015 | Local News

UW men’s season plagued by misfortune

LAS VEGAS — In the immediate aftermath of the Washington Huskies’ season-ending loss to Stanford in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament, their coach reflected upon a season gone horribly wrong.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Sports

Seattle fraternity accused of hurling slurs at protesters

SEATTLE — The University of Washington is investigating allegations that members of a fraternity made racial slurs and obscene gestures to black students as they marched past the frat house during a protest.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Northwest

Washington women fall to Cal in Pac-12 quarters

SEATTLE — Brittany Boyd scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds and fourth-seeded California pulled away from fifth-seeded Washington in the second half Friday night for a 69-53 win in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Sports

UW’s Anderson to have daughter in stands for first time Saturday

SEATTLE — Mike Anderson is a rugged, 6-foot-4 shooting guard who rebounds like a forward, a quiet guy who rarely displays much public emotion.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Sports

Depleted UW defeated 64-47 by Colorado

SEATTLE — It is to the point now for the Washington Huskies men's basketball team, pummeled again and again by attrition, that its most significant accomplishment on Thursday night against Colorado was simply moving one game closer to ending the season.And if you...

Date: 03/05/2015 | Sports

UW women beat Utah 75-64 in Pac-12 tourney

SEATTLE — Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum combined to score 35 of their 52 points in the second half on Thursday night to help No. 5 seed Washington women beat 12th-seeded Utah 75-64 in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament.

Date: 03/05/2015 | Sports

USC blasts depleted Huskies 70-55

LOS ANGELES – With senior forward Shawn Kemp Jr. already ruled out of Saturday night’s game at USC due to a concussion, the already-struggling Washington Huskies knew their matchup with the Pac-12’s last-place team would not be easy.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Sports

UW women clinch 5th place with win

SEATTLE — Kelsey Plum scored 22 points and was 10-for-10 from the free throw line, and Washington closed out the Pac-12 regular season with a 74-61 win over UCLA on Saturday.Washington (22-8, 11-7) clinched a fifth-place finish with a win over USC Thursday and will...

Date: 02/28/2015 | Sports

UW short-handed again

Kemp Jr. likely to miss second straight game with concussion

Date: 02/28/2015 | Sports

Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Nation & World

Approve WSU medical school

The need for more doctors, especially primary care physicians, and to have more of them living and working outside the state's major urban areas, is clear.What has been debated recently was whether...

Date: 02/26/2015 | Editorials

Huskies looking to stop skid against Sun Devils

SEATTLE — Friday’s game against against No. 7 Arizona, a lopsided defeat, represented the most difficult challenge on the Washington Huskies’ remaining men’s basketball schedule. Their next game, at home against Arizona State, might represent the opposite end of that spectrum.

Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports

UW regents name Provost Ana Mari Cauce as interim president

SEATTLE — The University of Washington Board of Regents has named the university’s provost and executive vice president as interim president to replace Michael Young.Young is leaving UW for Texas A&M University.

Date: 02/13/2015 | Northwest

UW, WSU need a doctor pact

We expect Washington State University and the University of Washington to scrap when they face each other in the Apple Cup and in other athletic contests. It's not productive when they squabble over money and academic prestige, particularly when it involves training medical students who...

Date: 02/05/2015 | Editorials

UW President Michael Young to be president at Texas A&M

SEATTLE — The president of the University of Washington will be the next president of Texas A&M University, the chancellor of the Texas A&M system announced Tuesday.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Northwest

Getchell’s Clark to walk on at UW

John Clark wanted to stay in the Pacific Northwest.

Date: 02/02/2015 | High Schools

Boeing, UW open new research center

SEATTLE — Boeing and the University of Washington cut the ribbon Monday on a new research facility at the school’s Seattle campus.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Aerospace Blog

UW, WSU consider partnerships on Seattle’s eastside

SEATTLE — The University of Washington and Washington State University are considering expansion on Seattle’s eastside through partnerships with other colleges, The Seattle Times reported.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Northwest

UW suspends social activities at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity

SEATTLE — The University of Washington has suspended all social activities at a fraternity after a student told police someone had tried to force her to have sex after a party where others say their drinks may have been spiked.

Date: 01/18/2015 | Northwest

Astronomers seek widest view ever of the universe with new telescope

SEATTLE - At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society last week, the booth devoted to a revolutionary new telescope called the LSST got a lot of traffic.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Northwest

Longtime UW president William Gerberding dies

SEATTLE — The longest-serving president of the University of Washington, William P. Gerberding, died Saturday at age 85.Gerberding was president of the university from 1979 until he retired in 1995. The 27th UW president is credited with pushing the university into national prominence.

Date: 12/29/2014 | Northwest

Ex-Seattle student convicted of cyberstalking deported

SEATTLE — U.S. officials have deported a former University of Washington student from India who was convicted of cyberstalking for making threats on social media.

Date: 12/26/2014 | Northwest

UW hosts Tulane after quick turnaround

SEATTLE — The toughest portion of the nonconference schedule is over for the Washington Huskies men’s basketball team.Now, victories over Tulane and Stony Brook are the only remaining obstacles for the 16th-ranked Huskies en route to an unbeaten nonconference record.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Sports

Chinese wealth flows to Seattle suburbs

MEDINA — Savvy area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state."I'm so glad my mother made me study Chinese," laughed property broker Janie Lee, after showing a client from...

Date: 12/20/2014 | Business Wire

Panel: UW should expand medical programs in Spokane

SPOKANE — An advisory panel created by the University of Washington concluded Tuesday that the Seattle-based school should expand its medical education programs in Spokane to help meet the state’s need for more physicians.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest

6420UW gives ‘redshirt engineers’ 5-year program

SEATTLE — When she got the letter in summer 2013, Courtney Seto thought it sounded too good to be true.A free program that offered automatic acceptance into the University of Washington’s engineering school? Did everyone get this letter?

Date: 12/01/2014 | Northwest

UW fraternity to disband due to hazing incident

SEATTLE — A fraternity at the University of Washington is disbanding because of hazing incident earlier this year.

Date: 11/23/2014 | Northwest

UW not worried about 3-point shooting

SEATTLE — Through an exhibition game and a season-opening victory over South Carolina State, the Washington Huskies men's basketball team has flashed promise in areas that were problematic a year ago.The Huskies appear as if they'll defend better this...

Date: 11/21/2014 | Sports

Plum’s 37 lifts UW women over South Dakota

SEATTLE — Kelsey Plum scored 37 points on 10-of-22 shooting from the field to lead the University of Washinigton women's basketball team to a 96-82 victory over South Dakota on Thursday at Alaska Airlines Arena.Plum had 21 points in the first half, as the Huskies (1-1)...

Date: 11/20/2014 | Sports

Police arrest man for threat at UW building

SEATTLE — University of Washington police say detectives arrested a man Monday night suspected of making online threats to students over the weekend.Police say he was found in the Social Work building but is not a student or staff member.

Date: 11/04/2014 | Northwest

Plastic education

Paying tuition with credit card can be unexpectedly costly

Date: 11/02/2014 | Business Wire

Feds gives UW $16 million foreign language grant

SEATTLE — College students interested in some of the less-commonly taught languages will be pleased to hear that the University of Washington has received a $16 million grant that will support about 140 language fellowships.

Date: 10/19/2014 | Northwest

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