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Stories tagged: university of washington

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Sea ice that protects coastal villages and provides habitat for marine mammals remains largely absent off Alaska’s northwest coast.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

UW College Republicans deemed ‘inappropriate,’ unrecognized

The University of Washington College Republicans are no longer recognized as an official chapter of the national group on campus.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Spokane helicopter crew rescues three hikers in Cascades after death of fourth hiker, a UW professor

When helicopter crews in Western Washington were unavailable Sunday, a team from the Spokane area jumped into action to rescue three hikers from a peak in the Central Cascades.

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen stays grounded while rapidly climbing PGA Tour ladder

It’s been a long, challenging journey for Dahmen, who is making a lot of noise in his third year on the PGA Tour, soaking up every moment along the way …

Senate gives unanimous approval to new mental health care hospital at UW

A key component of the Legislature’s plan to combat the mental health care crisis and satisfy federal complaints about its current system passed the Senate Wednesday on a unanimous vote.

Study: Wolves push mule deer higher, don’t impact whitetail

Wildlife photographers and hunters looking for mule deer may need to hike a little higher.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

UW Medicine mistakenly exposed information on nearly 1 million patients

The medical files of nearly 1 million patients of University of Washington Medicine were visible on the internet for at least three weeks in December, UW Medicine said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Don’t make Washington a ‘guinea pig’ on effort to let college athletes make money, schools say

Washington shouldn’t lead the nation to create a way for college athletes to get paid, schools say.

University of Washington student slips on sidewalk, dies

A 19-year-old University of Washington student is dead after slipping on a sidewalk and hitting her head.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Research dogs and cats from UW, WSU and other institutions deserve second chance, advocates tell Washington Legislature

Dogs and cats used for laboratory research would be offered for adoption before being euthanized.

UW researchers use scat-sniffing dogs to bolster wolf count in Washington

It’s quite possible that the statewide population of wolves is closer to 200 rather than 122, according to UW researchers using scat-sniffing dogs.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

For Gonzaga University, prime real estate in dowtown Seattle was just too good to sell

Gonzaga University recently announced it would lease land to a developer to build a 17-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle. But don’t expect the Jesuit school to expand its footprint …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Man kills polar bear outside animals’ normal habitat

A man from northeast Alaska said he fatally shot a polar bear that had strayed far south of the animal’s usual habitat.

City of Spokane considering giving University District $1 million property on east edge of downtown

The city of Spokane may soon give a property with a $1 million estimated value at the edge of downtown Spokane to the University District as it scales back other …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Backpack-wearing bumblebees could buzz fields, tell farmers how crops are doing

Now, a group of University of Washington researchers has figured out how to put a tiny tracking sensor on a bumblebee.

WSU coach Mike Leach thinks his Cougars should have made the New Year’s Six. Here’s why his wallet agrees with him.

Similar to other coaches, Mike Leach has hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives wrapped up in his employment contract.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

University of Washington marching band cancels Apple Cup performance after bus crash

Of the 56 people aboard, 47 were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment. The university said Friday morning that two students remained under medical care for injuries that were …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Charter bus with University of Washington band members en route to Apple Cup crashes, rolls on Interstate 90 near George

A charter bus filled with University of Washington marching band members headed to Pullman for Friday’s Apple Cup game rolled Thursday night on eastbound Interstate 90 near George, Washington.

UW and WSU team up to tout college affordability

WSU President Kirk Schulz and UW President Ana Mari Cauce said they are launching the initiative, called “Yes, It’s Possible,” to dispel the myth that students must incur massive amounts …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

University of Washington students publish online ‘rape list’ out of hopelessness

It was 5 a.m. on the first day of school when two University of Washington students started posting flyers around campus. “Do you know the name of someone who has …

Column: Huskies didn’t succumb to nerves at College World Series, they succumbed to lack of key hit

One of the curiosities of this College World Series was to see how Washington, the wide-eyed newcomers in a field of Omaha veterans, would handle what coach Lindsay Meggs referred …

A UW student found success, and answers about her father’s addiction

Mackenzie Andrews, who is about to graduate from the University of Washington, began a quest to understand her father and why her family fell apart after his arrest.

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

Washington’s 5-run eighth tops UConn 7-1 in NCAA baseball opener

Levi Jordan and AJ Graffanino had three hits apiece, including RBI singles in a five-run eighth inning, to lift third-seeded Washington over No. 2 seed UConn to start the NCAA …

1 person bitten by rabid bat at University of Washington

Health officials say at least one person was bitten by a rabid bat at University of Washington and that multiple people were likely exposed to it.

UW grad students hold one-day strike over pay and health coverage

The University of Washington’s graduate students who teach, tutor and do research went on a one-day strike Tuesday.

University of Washington agrees to improve parking access

The University of Washington has agreed to improve its parking access for people with mobility impairments in response to a federal lawsuit.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Ex-UW women’s crew member to row across ocean for environmental awareness

As a member of the University of Washington’s elite women’s varsity crew, Eliza Dawson honed her athletic skills on the sometimes-choppy waters of Lake Washington. This summer, she’ll test her …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National …

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

UW research links brain injuries with dementia

People with even a single concussion are more likely to develop dementia than people with no history of brain injuries, according to a University of Washington study