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. 

SDOT in the construction process of U-District Greenway

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is building a greenway with lower car volumes and speed limits in the U-District as part of the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways project.

Film festival screens documentary on immigration reform

“The Vigil,” a documentary focusing on the call for immigration policy reform, was screened last Friday at the University Christian Church as part of Seattle’s Social Justice Film Festival (SJFF).