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  • UW junior awarded selective Goldwater Scholarship

    March 26, 2021

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    Congratulations to University of Washington junior Daniel Chen, whom the Goldwater Foundation honored with its undergraduate scholarship for students studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Chen, who is majoring in informatics and microbiology, is one of 410 undergraduate students selected for the award from a pool of 1,256 students nominated by 438 institutions across…

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  • The UW is a Fulbright top producer for the 2020-21 school year 

    March 24, 2021

    The University of Washington made the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of the top Fulbright producing institutions. The UW has received this application eight out of the past ten years. Almost 600 U.S. higher-education institutions participate in the Fulbright program and the program’s participants work in more than 140 countries around the world.  Twenty-four UW…

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  • Celebrating the 2019–20 President’s Medalists

    March 2, 2021

    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…

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

    February 12, 2021

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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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  • Reflections on Black History Month

    February 8, 2021

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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.…

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