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This week’s ASUW board of directors (BOD) meeting focused on an issue that directly affects students in a number of ways: the U-PASS fee. The BOD had been talking about raising the fee for a couple weeks now, but a decision was finally reached Thursday evening. The fee will be raised from $76 to $80 for the 2015-16 school year, and then to $84 for the 2016-17 school year. This was approved by the BOD and is subject to rejection by UW’s Housing and Food Services (HFS).

Q-Center holds Safe Zone training

UW faculty have a lot to deal with on a daily basis: grading, research, and communicating with students. Working with such a diverse student body, it can be hard to know how to respect each student in a meaningful way. Luckily, there is an option for faculty members: Safe Zone.

Diversity Week presents 'Queering Justice'

People with name tags, hand stamps, and plenty of food were chattering at the ends of the UW School of Law hallways Friday afternoon. 

They had come for one thing: the event “Queering Justice.”

“For me, it’s really heart-warming to see that we had 100 people register ahead of time,” said Erika Bleyl, a first-year law student. “The turnout was a lot larger than I envisioned.”

Pulitzer Prize winner discusses Obama administration

UW students, staff, and community members gathered in Kane Hall on Thursday night to hear from Pulitzer Prize winning author Fredrik Logevall, as he discussed the impact of U.S. foreign policies on countries around the world.

Logevall, a specialist on U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War as well as the vice provost for international affairs and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for international studies at Cornell University, noted the significance of speaking to students about international relations.

Annual FIUTS festival celebrates international culture

Colorful costumes, foreign statues and pictures, and unfamiliar songs and dances came together Thursday to put the whole world in the HUB ballroom. 

Different cultures were presented as part of the International Exposition, the first part of the annual Cultural Festival hosted by the Foundation for the International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS), an outreach group that works with international students at the UW.

Student steals $30,000 from the UW

UW student Said Hassan Ahmed was arraigned Monday on charges of theft of nearly $32,000 from the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D). 

Ahmed was employed at the OMA&D Instructional Center as a tutor and front desk assistant, according to Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, the UW’s vice president for minority affairs. He also assisted students in completing sales and refunds for course packets and was therefore trained in the use of the card reader. 

Community walks out for black lives

The 11:30 a.m. buzzer rang, signaling the start of a new period and ushering many students into classes. Yet in front of Mary Gates Hall, students who turned their backs on the bell gathered after walking out of class.

Policing communities of color

Diversity week panel discusses challenges