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University of Washington marks 50th anniversary of anti-Communist investigations with

University of Washington marks 50th anniversary of anti-Communist investigations with

Posted: January 2, 1998

In 1948, the University of Washington fired three tenured professors for alleged Communist sympathies. It was a controversial action in a time full of such actions. McCarthy, the blacklist, loyalty oaths-most Americans have heard of post-war anti-Commun ist fervor, though it is hard for those who didn't live through it to understand what happened and… Read more »


How to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions, researchers find commitment is the secret of success

How to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions, researchers find commitment is the secret of success

Posted: December 23, 1997

In the next week or so, about 100 million Americans will venture down a well-traveled path paved with bold and sometimes hastily conceived New Year's resolutions. All are not necessarily broken promises. According to a new University of Washington survey, 63 percent of the people questioned were still keeping their number one 1997 New Year's… Read more »