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Anarchist academic talks about successful political organizing

According to anarchist academic Chris Dixon, Ph.D., successful social justice movements require combative natures and alternative options, as well as an understanding of the current social and political climate.

UW awarded gold bicycle-friendly status

The UW was recognized as a gold bicycle-friendly university (BFU) by the president of the League of American Bicyclists Andy Clarke at a ceremony Thursday night.

Kshama Sawant leads conversation at UW

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant appeared at the UW Wednesday night to talk about the power of unions. The discussion was hosted by the UW student-led Social Workers Student Union (SWSU).

Therapy dogs help hundreds of students de-stress

With midterms mounting, students in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library got an opportunity to unwind on Wednesday afternoon, with the help of a group of pups.

Local luminaries share views on leadership

The four speakers at last night’s third annual U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership dinner told the audience anyone can be a leader.

Take Back the Night provides space to share

A moment of silence closed Take Back the Night, an annual open-mic event to raise awareness about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and other forms of sexual violence. The event was relocated at the last minute from the Ethnic Cultural Theatre due to flooding.

Police arrest two for stabbing man in U-District

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) arrested two men early Friday morning after a man was stabbed in the U-District, according to the SPD Blotter. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Crime blotter

In this week’s crime blotter, thieves run amok — taking phones, bricks, and left shoes.

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.

UW alumna named Professional Woman of the Year in Mental Health

When her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20s, UW alumna Carolyn Hale was inspired to work toward shifting the focus of how mental health is treated and talked about.