UW Today | 3/26/12
During winter quarter, Dolphy Jordan and other former inmates like him were in a class with people equally hungry for education: honors students at the UW. And now the group of former prisoners and honors students, has become the Post-Prison Community Collaboration Project.
Columns Magazine | March 2012
Two UW seniors were selected in November to receive Rhodes Scholarships, making the UW the only American public university with more than one Rhodes Scholar for 2012.
The Daily | 4/12/12
Ten former prisoners and eight honor students were a part of an honors class where they broke down boundaries of the assumptions and perceptions of prisoners. The students and everyone involved aim to put a human face to prisoners and post-prisoners, to let the public know prisoners are people.
Seattle Times | 4/5/12
Half the students were academic stars at the University of Washington, selected for the highly competitive honors program. The other half were felons — people who had served time behind bars for crimes such as manslaughter, assault, forgery and drug possession.
School of Art e-news | Winter-Summer 2012
Levi Higgs is an honors student and a student leader in the School of Art. How did a young man who grew up in Wyoming come to the University of Washington to study art history and discover his true passion while in Rome?
The Daily | 11/23/11
The Weekender sat down with Wong and asked him to reflect on his past as a beginning writer, why he’s chosen to stay so loyal to the UW, and what his next adventures will be. Wong teaches in the Honors Program and is a former director of the program.
The Daily | 10/27/11
The UW Global Opportunities program offers two scholarships specifically for students going abroad. The first is the Global Opportunities (GO!) Scholarship, which is open to all majors who are Pell Grant and Husky Promise-eligible, and the second is the Fritz, which is open to students majoring in the humanities and social sciences. GO! and Fritz Scholarship awards range between $2,000 and $5,000 for each recipient.
The Daily | 12/6/11
Profile of Honors Program writer-in-residence Frances McCue that focuses on Richard Hugo House. Hugo House is a literary arts center co-founded by McCue.
The Daily | 5/17/11
The winners of the Bonderman Fellowship were announced last week. Seven UW undergraduate honors students and seven graduate students were selected.
The Daily | 5/26/11
Profile of UW Honors student, Bonderman Fellow, and hip hop artist Sol Moravia-Rosenberg.
UW Today | 2/23/11
The Bonderman Travel Fellowship Fifteen Year Anniversary audio slideshow earned a Bronze in the annual District VIII competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The piece was produced by Kirsten Atik, Filiz Efe, Brook Kelly, Erika Kreger, Suzanne Mercier, Helene Obradovich and Meredith Wisti.
UW Today | 12/1/10
What does a philosopher, or a creative writer, have to say about an oil spill? That’s what a group of honors students have been finding out this quarter as they take Honors 100, the required first course in the new honors curriculum.
The Daily News | 9/21/10
Sam Sudar, ’09, Honors alumnus, had the pleasant choice of deciding between the Bonderman Fellowship and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship as a next step. He chose to do both, delaying his studies at Cambridge in order to take advantage of the travel grant, which he regarded as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Real Change News | 8/18/10
Interview with Frances McCue about her book "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs." McCue is writer-in-residence in the University Honors Program and served on the selection committee of the 2010 UW Common Book, and wrote the introduction to it.
Crosscut | 7/20/10
Frances McCue, a Seattle writer and poet and founding director of Hugo House from 1996-2006, spent more than 13 years visiting Hugo’s friends and family and the "triggering towns" that inspired his poems. She wrote 13 essays about those encounters. Her collection of essays, "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs," is excerpted with permission from University of Washington Press.
Sammamish Review | 7/18/10
Twenty thousand dollars, eight months, six countries and two world regions all add up to one big trip. These are the stipulations that Autumn Cutter, of Sammamish, was given for the Bonderman Travel Fellowship. Starting in January 2011, recent University of Washington graduate Cutter will spend at least eight months traveling the world.
The Daily | 6/30/10
“Common” doesn’t always equate to “thematic.” And the 2010-11 UW Common Book, You Are Never Where You Are, just goes to show. The collection of poems is a departure from the traditional Common Book formula, for in its text you will not find a running storyline. You won’t even find an overarching theme. The book aims to unite students under the umbrella of written and spoken word; this year it’s about genre first and theme second. This marks UW’s first year selecting poetry as a medium.
The Daily News | 6/28/10
Longview resident Brittany Lichty has won a prestigious fellowship that is taking her to parts of Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa to learn more about refugees of national or regional conflicts. Lichty, 22, graduated this spring from the UW honors college with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and language and a minor in education.
KUOW | 5/8/10
The late Seattle poet Richard Hugo wrote about the Duwamish River not as a reflection of purity, but as a site he loved even amidst the pollution, disappearing salmon and crumbling shacks along the bank. Now, local poet Frances McCue looks at Richard Hugo and his perspective on rivers — it’s something that’s provided solace in one of the most wrenching periods of her life. Her new book is called, "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting The Northwest Town of Richard Hugo." Frances McCue talks with KUOW’s Jeremy Richards. McCue is the writer-in-residence in the Honors Program.
Montana Public Radio | 6/3/10
The Write Question is a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. In this episode, Frances McCue, Honors Program writer-in-residence, discusses her new book The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs.
The Oregonian | 5/29/10
Frances McCue takes another line from "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" for the title of her fascinating new book. "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting the Northwest Towns of Richard Hugo" is a deeply felt meditation on how and where Hugo created his poetry. McCue’s book is greatly enhanced by the photography of Mary Randlett, who saw what Hugo did in the thickets of the Duwamish River and a restaurant in Cataldo, Idaho, and the weathered bleachers at a school in Dixon, Mont. McCue is the Honors Program writer-in-residence.
U Week | 6/3/10
Ask a Bonderman travel fellow where she is going — or where he has been — and settle in for a fascinating conversation. You’ll get a long list of exotic places from Papua New Guinea to Bosnia to Iceland to Botswana, along with invaluable travel tips. You’ll learn how to lock your backpack to your bed at night to prevent theft and what to do if your credit card is swiped. Each year, seven undergraduate students and seven UW graduate students are awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowships — worth $20,000 each. Their charge is to simply travel, learn, explore and grow.
The Missoulian | 5/3/10
For years, Seattle writer Frances McCue followed the outsized footprints of Richard Hugo, Montana’s most famous poet, as he wrote his way around the West. Her journey is chronicled in a new book, "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs." McCue is writer-in-residence in the Honors Program.
Seattle Times | 5/14/10
Madeleine McKenna, the 22-year-old daughter of Attorney General Rob McKenna, this week followed in her father’s footsteps by winning election as student-body president of University of Washington. Madeleine McKenna is an Honors student and Rob McKenna is an alumnus of the Honors Program.
The Daily | 5/14/10
Honors student Madeleine McKenna was announced as the new ASUW President, taking a 58.9-percent majority, with more than 780 votes over Beto Soto.
U Week | 5/6/10
The first Jen Caldwell Award will be given to UW students Lydia Ansari and Mariah Ortiz at a celebration of the first anniversary of the Center for Human Rights. Caldwell was an Honors student and Bonderman Fellow. Ansari is also an Honors student.
U Week | 4/29/2010
Biofuels may be part of the answer to global warming, but producing them has led to environmental problems and abuses of human rights, according to a report written by a UW group that investigated in Guatemala. Honors student Geoff Morgan is quoted.
Seattle Times | 4/9/10
William Johnson will be known forever and all time as a Putnam Fellow. Johnson is an Honors student, Mary Gates Scholar, and presenter in the 2010 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The Daily | 4/9/10
Senior William Johnson didn’t expect to beat his sixth-place score from last year in a national math competition, but he recently became the first UW student to win the competition since it began 72 years ago. Johnson is an Honors student, Mary Gates Scholar and presenter in the 2010 Research Symposium.
U Week | 4/1/10
William Johnson, who is majoring in mathematics and computer science, was named a Putnam Fellow, placing among the top five out of more than 4,000 students who competed this year. Johnson is an Honors student, Mary Gates Scholar, and will present at the 2010 Research Symposium.
U Week | 3/4/10
Jesse Burk-Rafel, a senior honors student in bioengineering, was recently selected as a 2010 11 Luce Scholar. A native of Bainbridge Island and graduate of Bainbridge High School, Burk-Rafel is one of only 18 students nationwide to receive this scholarship.
U Week | 3/4/10
When Rob McKenna arrived at the UW in 1980, he joined the University Honors Program. His daughter, Madeleine McKenna, is now in Honors, majoring in economics and international studies like her father, but the program is considerably different from the one he knew. And starting next fall, Honors will launch an updated curriculum.
The Daily | 2/24/10
While many students at the UW learn about other countries in a classroom setting, students in a Task Force class from the Jackson School of International Studies were given the unique opportunity to apply their studies firsthand on a trip to Guatemala this month. Honors student Geoffrey Morgan and Dream Project member and Honors student Sam Lim are quoted.
U Week | 1/14/10
The Office of the President recently announced the freshman, sophomore and junior medalists for 2008-9, awards that are based on a student’s overall academic record and not merely the grade point average. All three are students in the Honors Program.
The Daily | 1/13/10
Feature on two creative writing undergraduates and Honors alumna Natalie McNabb who is also pursuing publication.
The Daily | 1/11/10
While many students join the Honors program for reasons varying from prestige to academic rigor, most students are interested in having smaller class sizes and a more personal approach.
The Daily | 10/22/09
Honors Program teacher Taso Lagos writes this guest column on study abroad. Study abroad used to be exotic; only the rich, the elite or the globally minded used to travel overseas for college credit. Now, it’s a regular feature of college life. All those pictures of your friends in exotic locations on Facebook didn’t just happen by accident.
The Daily | 10/7/09
Honors student Jill Colleymore is in her final year as an outside hitter for Huskies volleyball. A double-major in honors psychology and honors digital arts, Collymore somehow finds time to accomplish various activities amid her extremely busy schedule. With Collymore’s curious mind, college was a perfect place to expand on her passions.
University Week | 8/6/09
Honors student Michael Yamamoto designed a sundial this spring in an honors seminar course with Astronomy Professor Woodruff "Woody" Sullivan called Special Topics: Sundials and Timekeeping. The sundial helps those waiting for the bus know if the bus has come or not.
The Daily | 7/7/09
Story about Seattle’s all-ages music scene highlights the Vera Project, started by Mary Gates Scholars James Keblas and Shannon Stewart. Honors student and musician April Nishimura quoted.
The Daily | 6.3.09
A mentoring program called Husky Mentors will be making its debut during the 2009-2010 school year to be a resource to help alleviate some of this stress. It is the brainchild of ASUW Vice President-elect and Madeleine McKenna and Dawg Daze volunteer coordinator Tim Harris, both of whom have worked overtime with university officials since winter quarter to make the program a reality. McKenna and Harris are both Honors students.
Seattle P-I | 3.12.09
Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata’s two-man show, "Please Stand By; Stand By Me," at Punch Gallery is a quietly smart exhibit. The two-part title is apt. "Please stand by" is an old-fashioned phrase used to apologize for technical difficulties, while "Stand by Me" is a 1986 film about friendship among teen boys.
Hashemi and Hirata are students in the UW Honors Program.
University Week | 2.12.09
Undergraduate Honors student Sam Sudar is the most recent UW student selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
The Daily News Online | 2.26.09
Gates Cambridge Scholar Sam Sudar is featured in his hometown paper.
Seattle P-I | 12.4.08
Honors student Jill Colleymore, a junior double major in psychology and digital arts, also plays on the UW volleyball team. She is an accomplished pianist and writes poetry in her spare time.
University Week | 9.25.08
University Week | 05/22/08
After the magnitude-7.9 earthquake in southwest China on May 12, UW students, staff and faculty members got some education they hadn’t planned on. Sichuan University students attending the UW got some education they hadn’t planned on, either.
The Daily | 05/20/08
A small group of University of Washington undergraduates studying at Sichuan University are in the process of founding their own organization to help earthquake victims in Sichuan province, China.
University Week | 05/20/08
A bus stocked with food, water, tents and other things that victims of the May 12 earthquake in southwestern China might use to reassemble their lives.
The Seattle Times | 05/20/08
University of Washington student Ni Jiang is contacting media, trying to get word out about efforts to help victims of China’s earthquake, including a vigil tonight at the UW.
Seattle PI | 05/09/08
Sam Lim collects scholarships like some students amass parking tickets.
The Daily | 04/14/08
The famous Mexican “grito,” or cry of independence, could be heard coming from senior Tara Olson last Friday. Dressed in a traditional studded “charro” costume, a black suit with gold stitching, Olson blended right in to the band El Mariachi Quito Sol.
University Week | 03/06/08
What We Know and How We Know it; Teaching What We Know and Serving Others with What We Know — a three-term sequence in Undergraduate Honors, taught by Frances McCue, writer in residence in the Undergraduate Honors Program and part-time lecturer in the College of Education.
The Daily | 01/10/2008
Many students dream of the opportunity to study at a major university overseas. Because of various reasons many do not get the opportunity.
UW News | 12/06/07
Jeffrey Eaton, a senior at the UW, has been selected as a Marshall scholar, one of the highest awards available to college graduates in the U.S. He and fellow UW student Graham Griffiths were finalists in the competition, which awards full scholarships for graduate study in England to about 40 American students annually.
University Week | 09/27/07
Kiera Clarke, who earned a B.A. in Italian and minor in international studies at the UW in June, has received a scholarship worth as much as $300,000 for graduate studies.
Seattle PI | 08/26/07
In its usual meeting room, the University of Washington men’s basketball team launched into a heated debate. Not about the game. About Socrates. Honors Director Jim Clauss and his trip to Greece with the men’s basketball team.
University Week | 08/16/07
When the Husky men’s basketball team heads to Greece Aug. 27 for a series of exhibition games, they’ll be traveling with Socrates. That’s because in their off-court time, they’ll take part in a classics class that focuses on the man who is often called the father of western philosophy.
Seattle PI | 07/25/07
Raised just outside Portland, 24-year-old Kayanna Warren has seen a lot of growth. The Pacific Northwest’s population has risen by about 4 million during this University of Washington alum’s life. Many new houses and businesses have been constructed right before her eyes.
Northwest Asian Weekly | 06/16/07
The Seattle Times | 0618/07
Andrew Hsu has not yet been on a date or taken his driving test. But he does have three degrees — in neurobiology, biochemistry and chemistry.
Seattle PI | 05/30/07
Class of 2007, welcome to the real world. It may not turn out to be what you expect. Honors alumna Rula Green Gladden is featured.
University Week | 05/16/07
Minh-An Nguyen, 21, majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, has been named a President’s Medalist — the outstanding four-year student in this year’s senior class on the basis of her overall academic record, including grades.
University Week | 05/16/07
Elise Saba, who will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, has been awarded a President’s Medal for scholarship as a transfer student — an award given to a student who entered the UW with at least 60 transfer credits from a Washington community college.
University Week | 05/10/07
For the people in a new performance at the UW, disrobing is more than taking off clothes. And though there won’t be any actual nudity in the show, there will be an exploration of the fears and blurred boundaries of young adulthood.
University Week | 05/03/07
They thought they had already had their proudest moment. But then this year they did even better.
The Daily | 03/02/07
This afternoon, three UW students will receive extra appreciation for outstanding performance during their time here at the UW.
University Week | 02/14/07
James J. Clauss, professor and chairman of the Department of Classics at the UW, has been named director of the Honors Program.
THE DAILY | 7.26.2006
"Ten UW students have been awarded a chance to see the world…"
SEATTLE P-I | 7.11.2006
"Ten UW students are chosen every year for an all-expenses-paid trip around the globe. They don’t have to attend classes overseas. Nor do they have to write a report or give a speech when they return. All they have to do is enjoy…"
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY | 05.27.06
"Americanese, a film by Eric Byler based on Shawn Wong’s 1995 novel American Knees, has fulfilled this very description as it captures the emotional dimensions and race-identity nuances that revolve around breakups and father-son and father-daughter relationships…"
P-I REPORTER | 05.24.06
"Three University of Washington seniors will pursue such ambitions when they move to the United Kingdom this fall as recipients of top university honors — the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge and Marshall scholarships, respectively…"
SEATTLE TIMES | 05.19.06
"Three seniors with unusual ambitions and talents who together have landed their school a rare honor…"
UNIVERSITY WEEK | 05.11.06
"Ten UW students recently received word that they’ve been awarded a Bonderman Travel Fellowship. Students traveling with this $20,000 fellowship set off on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least six countries and two major regions of the world…"
SEATTLE P-I | 03.14.06
Eight University of Washington honors students will travel to D’Iberville, Miss., to help in Hurricane Katrina recovery work …
UNIVERSITY WEEK | 03.02.06
UW faculty write books all the time, but it’s rare for one of them to be made into a movie. That’s what’s happened to Shawn Wong’s book, American Knees, and this month the movie begins a round of appearances at film festivals …
UNIVERSITY WEEK | 03.02.06
Who is responsible for addressing the epic problems of our age? What is society to do about homelessness, poverty, disease, discrimination, addiction, suicide, injustice and other widespread afflictions? These are the substantial matters being taken up by Eugene Edgar, a professor of special education, and his Winter Quarter honors seminar, "Public Problems: Who is Responsible and How Should They Be Solved?" …
SEATTLE TIMES | 02.28.06
Psychology professor and Honors Program instructor David Barash lands on list of most dangerous professors …
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE | 02.15.06
Americanese, the movie based on Honors Program director Shawn Wong’s novel American Knees will open the 24th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival …
THE DAILY | 02.09.06
Honors student and cellist Kaia Chessen rocks the house …
THE DAILY | 02.08.06
Eliana Hechter never attended her senior prom. She never went to her high school’s homecoming game, and never sat through a high school English exam. Instead, she opted to go to the UW at the age of 14 — but her accomplishments don’t stop there …
UWEEK | Thursday, October 7, 2004
How do you recruit faculty for a program that is not able to offer lavish support or huge salaries, that won’t likely generate articles in prestigious journals, and that probably involves more work than your average class? You offer them…