On and Off the Ave
A collection of newsworthy items from the pages of Columns.
The UW men's freshman crew celebrates after winning the IRA National Championship regatta on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J., on June 2. The freshmen won the Huskies' first national men's crew title since 1997. Other Husky rowers won national titles as well. The UW men's pair of Jeff Jorgensen and Andy Altman cruised to an 8-second victory over Cornell at the IRA, while on May 26 the UW women's crew won the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships on Lake Lanier, Ga. The celebrating UW freshmen crew, from left, are Assistant Coach Steve Todd, Coxswain Chris O'Brien, Ian Harrison, Marko Petrovic, Andy Derrick, Ian Sawyer, John Kentfield, Sam Burns, Nick Beles, Seth Berling and Head Coach Fred Honebein. Photo by Ed Hewitt, courtesy of Row2k.com
Dempsey Indoor, the $28 million athletic practice facility east of Husky Stadium, opens its doors Sept. 8 for the Husky Fever Brunch prior to the UW-Michigan football game. The 95,000-square-foot space holds a 100-yard football field plus a four-lane, 1/5 mile track. Football fans can see the facility during "Husky Huddles," held three hours prior to every home football game except the UW-Michigan contest. The free, pre-game event features entertainment, with food and beverages available for purchase, and is open to game-ticket holders only. Photo by Kathy Sauber.
The names of 585 University of Washington students, alumni, faculty and staff who gave their lives in World War II are etched in the UW's World War II Memorial, "Interrupted Journey," located at the base of the flagpole on Memorial Way on the UW campus. Names of the fallen were gathered from state records, the Benaroya Memorial Plaza list, UW alumni publications, fraternities, high school alumni newsletters and personal letters. The project was conceived in 1995 at the combined 50-year reunion of the classes of 1944, 1945 and 1946 called "The War Years Reunion." Brewster Denny, '45, former dean of the UW School of Public Affairs and World War II veteran, chaired the World War II Memorial Committee. The memorial, designed and built by Seattle artist Jon Gierlich, was dedicated in May.