Student groups discuss cultural appropriation

A group of UW students came together Thursday night to discuss the “do’s and don’ts” of costumes. 

The event, sponsored by the ASUW, First Nations at UW, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan, and nine other student groups, sought to raise awareness about potentially harmful Halloween costumes and stereotypes.

SPD investigates vacuum thrown from seventh story window

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) responded to a call Sept. 28 about a crime on the 4700 block of University Way Northeast, according to a police report. The caller told police that at approximately 12:30 a.m. he noticed someone throwing lit cigarettes from the seventh-story window of one of the apartment complexes above his shop. Then, from the same unit, a vacuum cleaner went through the window and onto the busy sidewalk.

After delays, Jackson School awarded $16 million for education

While most students were settling in for the start of autumn quarter, more than 100 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellows weren’t feeling as relaxed. Due to delays from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), they waited anxiously for the announcement of the FLAS awards. 

If funding was denied, those students would be left without the majority of their tuition money and be forced to scramble for alternative funds. Some may have been forced to drop out.

Haggett and McCarty Halls to be replaced; new rents will match West campus

For senior Katie Haas, McCarty Hall was never just a dorm. It was where she and many others on the second floor in the South tower of McCarty re-established the Harry Potter Club in autumn quarter 2011 when she was a freshman. 

Jackson School hosts talk on Hong Kong and the shadow of Tiananmen

According to UW postdoctoral fellow Justin Tse, the ongoing Hong Kong protests, now dubbed internationally as the Umbrella Movement, is the climax of a deeply rooted Christian democratic movement in China and in Hong Kong.

Panelists address Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Despite recent fears, an Ebola epidemic in the United States is a highly unlikely event, according to experts at the UW’s “Ebola: What’s Next?” panel Tuesday afternoon.

Crime Blotter

In this week’s crime blotter, a vandal writes Satanic messages on a blackboard, a scam artist claims to be the state police, and the reign of the Odegaard left-shoe thief continues.

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 medical startup names new CEO

New technology will diagnose diseases more effectively

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).