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April 22, 2021

UW senior Maha Alhomoud named Carnegie Junior Fellow

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Maha Alhomoud

Maha Alhomoud, a University of Washington senior majoring in political science, has been selected as a 2021-22 Junior Fellow by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A highly competitive award, only 5% of applicants are selected for the Carnegie Gaither Junior Fellows program each year.  The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global…


April 21, 2021

UW Junior Sophia Carey named Beinecke scholar 

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Junior Sophia Carey

University of Washington junior Sophia Carey was recently selected for the Beinecke scholarship! Carey, who is majoring in English and comparative history of ideas and minoring in theatre studies, was selected from 95 applicants to join this year’s class. Each year the Beinecke Scholarship offers 20 scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue a master’s…


March 26, 2021

UW junior awarded selective Goldwater Scholarship

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Goldwater Scholarships are granted to sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise and plan to pursue research careers in math, engineering or the natural sciences. These scholarships award up to $7,500 a year to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. Chen’s interest in challenging himself can be seen through…


March 2, 2021

Celebrating the 2019–20 President’s Medalists

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From the thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Washington, three are selected each year for the prestigious President’s Medalist Award. Sam Colgan, Natasha Lavides and Nuria Alina Chandra are the medalists for 2019–20, selected by a committee for their high GPAs, rigor of classes and numbers of Honors courses. All three are students…


February 12, 2021

Husky Stories show there are many, many ways to be a Husky

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Each and every Husky goes through their own journey, undergoes their own unique experiences and, most importantly, has their very own story to share. Husky Stories is a mini-series in which Huskies share their successes, failures, experiences — their stories. There is no one way to be a Husky. Indeed, the culmination of individuals’ stories shape the picture of what it means to be a Husky.


February 8, 2021

Reflections on Black History Month

Ed Taylor

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Black History Month is our annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a devoted time to recognize Black achievements in U.S. history. Known as African American History Month, the period grew out of “Negro History Week,” born of the idea of historian Carter G. Woodson and other notable African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S….


January 14, 2021

Husky Stories: Sairandri Sathyanarayanan discusses the nonprofit she started

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“It can be a very intimidating process, especially because college there’s so many people here and just you know putting yourself out there in front of a bunch of people you don’t know, that can be very nerve-wracking. Try things that you’ve never done before. You might find that you’re really, really passionate about something that you’ve just never tried before. Yeah, just just don’t be afraid to do.”


December 3, 2020

Husky Stories: Sydney Janeway talks about discovering nonprofit work

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I think students should get involved in the community because you never know what connections you’re going to make out of it, and you never know what kind of what doors it’s going to open up and where it’s going to bring you


November 23, 2020

A new name and new endowment for a longstanding program working toward educational equity

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This fall, the Pipeline Project completed their thoughtful work updating their program name. They are pleased to announce their new name: Riverways Education Partnerships. This name seeks to more accurately reflect the program’s mission and honor their community collaborations. In addition, the program received an endowment from Alyson McGregor. The Endowment will allow Riverways to…


November 10, 2020

Husky Stories: Taking advantage of failure with Ryan Lowery

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Welcome to the very first episode of Husky Stories! Ryan Lowery is majoring in math and atmospheric sciences here at the University of Washington. Other than school, Ryan is also involved with the Resilience Lab, a program within Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Here, he shares his stories of dealing with failure and resiliency. (Note: This interview…



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