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2020: The course

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  • Husky Stories: Sairandri Sathyanarayanan discusses the nonprofit she started.

    January 14, 2021

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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…

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  • Husky Stories: Sydney Janeway talks about discovering nonprofit work

    December 3, 2020

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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

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

    November 23, 2020

    2nd grade Auston and Alternative Spring Break team leader Piya Banerjee

    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…

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  • Husky Stories: Taking advantage of failure with Ryan Lowery

    November 10, 2020

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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…

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  • New guidebook helps faculty and instructors support student well-being

    October 29, 2020

    Cover of Well-Being for Life and Learning guidebook

    This week, the University of Washington’s Resilience Lab released the Well-Being for Life and Learning Guidebook, a new resource for instructors to aid them in designing learning environments that promote well-being. Combining research, best practices and personal testimony, the guidebook gives faculty and other instructors concrete ideas and direct input from the campus community around…

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