On and Off the Ave
A collection of newsworthy items from the pages of Columns.
Carved doors frame a view of the earth garden section of the Cancer Lifeline Healing Gardens, a space for meditation and celebration atop the Cancer Lifeline Building near Green Lake. Undergraduates completing their degrees in landscape architecture designed the gardens as part of their capstone course under Professor Daniel Winterbottom. For more information about Cancer Lifeline or to visit the gardens, call (206) 297-2100. Photo by Daniel Winterbottom.
The UW women's and men's soccer program continues to be a player on the national scene. The Husky women's team went 18-3, won the Pac-10 title and earned a berth in the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Championships. What's more, Coach Leslie Gallimore won National Coach of the Year honors in a poll of 271 NCAA head coaches. The men were no slouches, either. They finished 14-6 and won their first Pac-10 championship. They also made it to the NCAA Championships for the sixth consecutive time under Coach Dean Wurzberger. At left is Husky soccer star Theresa Wagner. Photo courtesy UW Sports Information.
A winter 1999 UW architecture class had this studio project: design the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that was to open on a 4-acre site in Washington, D.C. A teacher encouraged graduate student Jason Cooper to enter the international competitionand he did after winning a coin flip with a fellow student. Out of 871 applicants from 34 countries, Cooper was one of six semifinalists. At left is a conceptual model of the project, which included curving walls inscribed with King's words. Although his entry was not selected, he was stunned by his success. "It's a little overwhelming as a student because most of the finalists are part of large firms," he says. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.
Students in a 1975 journalism class let their fingers fly as they work on an assignment back in the days when people wrote stories on typewriters instead of computers and speed was measured in words per minute, not megahertz. File photo.