Home

Features

Opera aspirations

Last spring, a graduating UW senior unlike any other, took the stage at the UW commencement ceremony to deliver a powerful rendition of the national anthem that belied her 5-foot stature and 16 years of age.

“I was grinning through the whole song,” Denná Good-Mojab, now 17, said. “The second I got off stage I said, ‘I just wanna do it again.’”

An aspiring opera singer, Good-Mojab sang the national anthem for a crowd of 40,000 at Husky Stadium. But she wasn’t fazed by the audience.

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. 

All the world's a gallery

If you have ever needed a compelling reason to explore the UW campus, now is the time. Until Oct. 25,12 works of art are on display in a project called Mad Campus.

This unusual exhibition is from MadArt,a project started by Alison Milliman about six years ago. The program has put on other exhibitions before, such as Mad Homes in 2011, when artists took over five houses before they were set to be demolished. The idea is always to bring art into an everyday context, where people will simply stumble across it.

Faces of UW: New faculty and staff

Scott W. Allard, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

By Zezhou Jing The Daily

After teaching and researching as an associate professor for six years at the University of Chicago, Scott Allard was excited to move from the small, private university to the UW, which he described as, “big, public, and offers lots of different exciting opportunities to wide varieties of students.”

History in our own backyard

Unique UW class offers opportunity to study dam removal project

Navigating the Big C

Miranda Gadau was in it for the bagels. When a friend of hers found Camp Kesem’s booth tabling in the quad of their freshman year, she convinced Miranda to tag along to the meeting because there would be free bagels. But that’s just how it started. When Gadau sat at the meeting and listened to the mission, she fell in love. 

Northwest Exposure

Since July 27, the Facebook group “FIUTS SUSI 2014” has been filled with posts of love, “adieus,” and nostalgia by those who have participated in the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media. 

“Dear lovely people, thanks so much for all the extra care,” one post reads. “[I] felt too much love. Love you all into bits.” 

Building connections

SeaTac and Tukwila lie only about 15 miles outside of Seattle, a major epicenter of health care innovation. Home to the UW Medical Center, a nationally ranked hospital, along with world-class doctors, it’s surprising that venturing a short 15 miles down I-5 yields such drastic changes.