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See how these students show there are many, many ways to be a Husky.


  • A subject to love, a determination to speak her truth

    June 11, 2021

    Photo of Maha in graduation attire

    The diagnosis came on her first day of fall quarter. Cancer. Maha Alhomoud, newly arrived from Saudi Arabia had two options: Return home for treatment or stay in Seattle, attend the University of Washington and receive cancer treatment in the states. Maha Alhomoud at the UN General Assembly as a youth delegate for Saudi Arabia…

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  • Pandemic pivot to jump into literacy

    June 10, 2021

    Photo of Kylee-Ann Tawara

    “What’s next, what’s next!” exclaimed Yuna as she jumped up and down in her seat. My heart filled with joy as I saw the story unfold on her face. Kylee-Ann Tawara in the Quad, pre-pandemic. // Photo courtesy of Kylee-Ann Tawara. I thought back to the beginning of the year. It was 2018, my first…

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  • Q&A for UW/Seattle Colleges partnership

    June 2, 2021

    Overview The University of Washington is excited to build upon the success of Seattle Promise to connect Seattle Colleges students to a baccalaureate degree at the UW. Historically, transfer students have had success at the UW, but there are still barriers. Prospective students need better information about options for majors and how to prepare for…

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  • The 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to happen virtually on May 21

    May 16, 2021

    Square graphic for the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 21.

    On Friday, May 21, nearly 750 undergraduates from all three University of Washington campuses as well as local community colleges and regional colleges will participate in the 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held online for the second year. The UW’s Undergraduate Research Symposium is one of the largest in the country and…

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  • UW senior Maha Alhomoud named Carnegie Junior Fellow

    April 22, 2021

    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…

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