Lena Dunham speaks to sold-out crowd about book, women’s rights

More than 840 people packed inside University Temple United Methodist Church on Saturday evening to see Lena Dunham, star of HBO’s “Girls,” speak about her recent book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and contemporary women’s issues.

Lane closure begins for greenway construction

In order to provide construction access for the installation of a new traffic signal on Northeast 50th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast, a single westbound lane closure will begin Oct. 20, according to the City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

ASUW Agenda

During the ASUW Board of Directors (BOD) meeting last week, Austin Wright-Pettibone, director of the Office of Government Relations (OGR), presented the OGR’s lobbying plans for the year.

Union files complaint for late work study payment

After some new work study students were told they would not receive their payment Tuesday, the very last day the UW can pay their employees in that pay period, a student labor union took action.

Kucinich denounces war, promotes education and peace

The sounds of the gospel song “Down by the Riverside,” echoed through Kane Hall on Thursday evening, as a crowd of about 75 joined in. The impromptu sing-along preceded a peace forum featuring eight-term congressman Dennis Kucinich, who represented Ohio’s 10th congressional district from 1997 to 2013.

Dartmouth professor discusses Jimmy Carter, religious right

Jimmy Carter’s unlikely upbringing, prolific political career, and the role his faith played in all of his work were the topics of discussion at a presentation Thursday night by a professor from Dartmouth College.

The Jackson School received $1 million grant for the new International Policy Institute

The UW’s Jackson School of International Studies received a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) in September for its new International Policy Institute (IPI). The new policy institute will provide a forum to research groups and address important issues around the world. 

Michael Young presents Annual President's Address

UW President Michael K. Young took the stage Wednesday afternoon in the temporarily-redecorated Mary Gates Hall. Amidst purple uplighting and white drapery, he gave his annual President’s Address to a crowd of several hundred. 

The hall was chosen because of its importance in the undergraduate student experience: It has tutoring facilities, academic, career, and study abroad advising offices, and is home to the Undergraduate Research Symposium each May.

JSIS guest speaker discusses importance of Hong Kong protests

The Jackson School of International Studies brought in guest speaker Isaac Stone Fish on Wednesday afternoon to give a talk titled “Why the Hong Kong Protests Matter,” focusing on the Hong Kong protests and discussing the relationship between Hong Kong, China, and the United States.

Fish, currently the Asia Editor at Foreign Policy magazine, is a fluent Mandarin speaker and lived in China for seven years. He was also a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek before joining Foreign Policy.

Crime blotter

In this week’s crime blotter there is a break-in at Nordheim Court and a harassment case in Allen Library. Also, the shoe thief of Odegaard returns.

A hungry burglar