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Rick Steves
Global Medicine
New in Columns: With a $1.4 billion research fund, thousands of researchers, students and alumni hard at work on new ideas, and a capital climate that favors excellence, the UW is fueling new companies—and jobs—as never before; UW Libraries preserved the breathtaking work of the Seattle Camera Club—and now everyone can enjoy it; 30 years after publishing Europe Through the Backdoor, Rick Steves, ’78, has become the country’s most renowned travel expert; with an entrepreneurial spirit and medical breakthroughs, alumni are solving health problems.

Special Report: Why investment in higher education matters for alumni, students and Washington state’s economic future
Ben Franz-Knight


Even when Seattleite Ben Franz-Knight, ’96, was living in Southern California the past 11 years, he had his sights set on returning to Pike Place Market. Not just to shop—but to maybe run the place one day. Read more.

First Take

President Obama became the first sitting president since John F. Kennedy in 1961 to come to the University of Washington when he stopped by Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Oct. 21 to rally support for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Read more.
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