In This Issue
UW Concludes Most Successful Fundraising Campaign in Its History
Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, penguins are sounding the alarm for potentially catastrophic changes in the world's oceans, and the culprit isn't only climate change, says a University of Washington conservation biologist. Oil pollution, depletion of fisheries and rampant coastline development that threatens breeding habitat for many penguin species, along with Earth's warming climate, are leading to rapid population declines among penguins, said Dee Boersma, a University of Washington biology professor and an authority on the flightless birds. Read more...
Emmert Proposes More Freshmen, More Degrees in "High-Demand" Fields
University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert is proposing to increase the size of the UW freshmen class over the next decade and would expand its emphasis on offering degrees in "high-demand" fields. If this plan were adopted, the UW would be able to provide access to 600 more freshmen in Seattle and 1,100 in Bothell and Tacoma for a total of 1,700 more freshmen over the next ten years. Emmert presented his proposal July 17 to the UW Board of Regents. Read more...
Princeton Review: UW One of 11 Greenest Colleges
Given its location—the Emerald City, the Evergreen State—the UW hardly seems out of place on the Princeton Review’s new list of America’s “greenest” colleges. But it was the University’s environmental responsibility, not merely its environment, that led to the recognition. Read more...
Brush, Floss and Eat Your Gummy Bears
August 2008 UW NewsLinks Trivia Contest
The UW raised a jaw-dropping $2.68 billion in its eight-year capital campaign. But the true measure of the campaign's success may lie in the less-imposing numbers. For example, prior to the campaign, the UW School of Social Work offered 9 endowed scholarships. How many does it offer now?
Answer this month's question
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