Students on campus along Rainier VistaUW remains No. 7 in Washington Monthly ranking; named ‘best bang for the buck’ among universities in the west

For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research.

rainbow-flagUW among Campus Pride’s Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities

For seven years, the list has highlighted the most LGBTQ-inclusive colleges and universities around the country. But this is the first year Campus Pride has released a Top 25 list based on new higher LGBTQ benchmarks in its Campus Pride Index.

geeky-classroomsTo get girls more interested in computer science, make classrooms less ‘geeky’

A new study of 270 high school students shows that three times as many girls were interested in enrolling in a computer science class if the classroom was redesigned to be less “geeky” and more inviting.

fountainmountain-tileWashington state climatologist provides weekly drought updates

This year’s pathetic snow season wasn’t just a problem for skiers. Now that it’s summer, salmon are struggling because there’s not enough snowmelt to feed streams, and water managers are worried by lack of snowpack or summer rains to feed water supplies until the fall.

quadUW gets top green honor from Princeton Review

The University of Washington has again been named to Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, receiving the highest possible score for the 2014-15 school year. This is the fifth year in a row the UW has achieved this distinction and the seventh year overall since the program began eight years ago.

Awards of Excellence Medal

2015 Awards of Excellence recognize campus, community contributions

The UW community gathered in Meany Hall to honor this year’s award recipients for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.

Husky License plateDare to drive with Husky plates

With $28 from each plate going to support UW students, it’s a great way to give back. In fact, past UW license plate sales already have raised $1.2 million for the UW General Scholarship Fund. Show your Husky pride and download an application. Also, be sure to check out a limited-time special offer!