Social Justice Film Festival kicks off at the ECC

The UW Law, Societies, and Justice program hosted the screening for the film “Preempting Dissent” on Monday night at the Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), kicking off Seattle’s Social Justice Film Festival (SJFF).

UW medical startup names new CEO

New technology will diagnose diseases more effectively

RSO Rundown

This column keeps tabs on the activities of the UW’s Registered Student Organizations (RSO). The following events are courtesy of RSOs and communities on campus.


Tuesday practice videos: Jaydon Mickens, Pete Kwiatkowski and more

For the Washington football team, the time to look back has passed. The Huskies have evaluated the film from their ugly 45-20 loss to Oregon, and they have moved on. The focus has shifted to No. 14 Arizona State, coming off an impressive win of its own over Stanford. Tuesday after practice, a few UW players and two defensive coaches met with the media, to both look back and forward. Here's video of what they said.

Pac-12 football power rankings

If you know me, you know that I have many strong opinions about a lot of different sports-related topics. You’ve also probably realized there are quite a few teams that I have a — let’s say slight, even though that’s not the right word — distaste for in a few different sports.

Bears take down Egger and Hawke in semifinal

For the second year in a row, Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke made a deep run in the main doubles draw of the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (USTA/ITA) Northwest Regional Championships. For the second year in a row, the UW’s run was cut short by a pair from Pac-12 foe California.


Will's word of the week: coxcomb

Inspiration for these columns comes from all sorts of places. My research, my friends, my students, and yes, of course, you, my dear and diligent readers. But there’s also the vast storehouse of wacky words that can be found in popular culture. The impetus for this week’s word, for example, comes from ABC’s new fall show, “Selfie.” Yes, yes, I know: perhaps not the height of culture. But Shakespeare was middlebrow once, in his way, and so I present to you “coxcomb,” deployed as an insult in the Pygmalion-style plot of the show.

Safety implementation ≠ rape prevention

About two weeks ago, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department published a crime prevention tip sheet on their online journal titled, “Shedding the Victim Persona: Staying Safe on Campus.” They focused on how students, faculty, and staff can ensue their own safety on campus by following standard safety tips such as “don’t travel alone,” “travel on well-lit paths,” and “drink responsibly.”

Fix the world in five minutes or less: Don't filter me, bro

The advent of the Internet changed how we consume media. Instead of simply being stuck with the content available in our local newspapers and magazines, we were suddenly able to access information from around the world. Communication increased, worldviews expanded, and society moved forward.

Arts & Leisure

Album review: 'Soused,' Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

Famed singer teams up with drone-metal titans to create musical terror

Poetry by the penny

Mixed in with the noise of the Saturday market — the excited footsteps, the calling of names, the barking of dogs — is another sound, a mechanic, much less organic sound: a tiny click, clack, click, clack.

This is the sound of The Poem Store.


Mindfulness mission

Last year, when Yogis at UW (YUW) reached its 300-person capacity within the first month of school, the club founder, Alysha Greig, realized that the UW needed something bigger than a Registered Student Organization (RSO) to take care of students’ mental health.    

Transit troubles

Heron Paulson-Quick has a passion for dancing. She’s been doing it for four years, and though she lives on campus in Seattle, she’s willing to make a trek to Zamani Culture House, a dance studio in Bothell, to continue, because it’s the only place in the area that teaches the styles she’s interested in. Her journey consists of 40 minutes walking, and 35 minutes on two buses. 

Each night she goes to Bothell, Paulson-Quick takes two dance classes, totaling two and a half hours. 

On the frontlines

Reporting at the center of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa might be unimaginable to most college students; but Cooper Inveen, a senior in the UW’s journalism program, enjoyed it. 


Campus Pulse

An unlikely source affecting ocean chemistry 

The migration of tiny zooplankton and crustaceans like krill has a great effect on ocean chemistry, according to new research from the UW.

During these large migrations, urine is secreted. The ammonia in the urine plays a significant role in some regions of the ocean that aren’t as oxygenated. 

UW researcher predicts population increase

The global population is on the rise. Using new statistical models, never before applied to population estimates, statisticians have determined global population could be 11 billion people by 2100, 2 billion more than previously predicted. 

The figure comes from a new Bayesian statistical model, which uses the most recent data on population, fertility, and mortality, and also allows researchers to incorporate past experience in future projections. 

The biggest animal that ever lived is back from near extinction

The California blue whale population’s striking recovery

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