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Category: University of Washington
February 11, 2014 at 5:38 PM

UW suspensions: Full investigation needed

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow have been suspended for a violation of team rules [“Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles, receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow suspended,” Huskies, Feb. 7]. Let’s expect a full investigation into their alleged attack(s) on Feb. 2. If, indeed, these young men assaulted a man who was walking on Northeast…


Comments | More in University of Washington | Topics: Cyler Miles, Damore’ea Stringfellow, football

September 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Talking about the UW Dawgs

Objectionable language University of Washington officials gave reporters a sneak peek at the renovated Husky Stadium on Aug. 28. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.] This may be silly, but who told The Seattle Times they should call the University of Washington’s Huskies “dawgs”? [“Dawggone it: Stadium blocked till Saturday,” page one, Aug. 27.] This is neither a…


Comments | More in Seattle, Sports, University of Washington | Topics: dawgs, huskies, Seattle

March 27, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Local advocates from ‘Hutch,’ UW lobby on sequestration cuts in D.C.

Groups should be more creative So John Clark, chairman of biological structure department at the University of Washington School of Medicine, fears sequestration may force him to lay off just one researcher from his lab [“ ‘Hutch,’ UW descend on D.C. to lobby on sequestration cuts,” NWMonday, March 25]? I have two suggestions: Humbly submit a…


Comments | More in budget cuts, Federal government, Seattle, University of Washington | Topics: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Sequestration

March 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

20 percent of freshmen at UW are international students

Where do state residents stand? I read the item on Sunday regarding 20 percent freshman at the University of Washington are foreign students [“International students made up 20 percent of freshman class at UW,” Around the Sound, March 10]. Now I would like to see an article about how many Washington applicants were turned down by the…


Comments | More in Education, Seattle, University of Washington | Topics: international students

September 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

UW president’s compensation: Is Emmert making too much?

A sense of sacrifice from UW president I for one am terribly impressed by University of Washington President Mark Emmert’s shared sense of sacrifice [“Emmert gets new perks, no pay raise,” page one, Sept. 4] as the UW has made deep cuts in its budget, including eliminating its swim team as well as increasing tuition by…


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August 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Boeing: Why would company move to S. Carolina?

Boeing built by region, owes much in return Editor, The Times: Those Boeing officials who are considering manufacturing the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina should study the company’s history. It was the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest out of which Boeing was created and built. Early on, it was the spruce forests of Oregon and Washington. Then…


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July 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Foreign workers: Is it fair to give benefits to immigrants?

State employees get cuts while foreigners get free tuition Why does the state feel it is so beneficial to give tuition breaks to foreign professionals, their spouses and children? I am an employee at the University of Washington, and my wife and I receive a tuition exemption. My children — who are now at and close to…


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June 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

UW graduation

Robert Gates a poor choice for commencement speaker As a parent of a graduating senior, I found the University of Washington’s choice of Defense Secretary Robert Gates as commencement speaker [“Secretary Gates urges life of public service,” NWSunday, June 14] one that failed students and their families. These students deserve congratulations, encouragement and articulation of the hope…


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June 8, 2009 at 4:17 PM

The late University of Washington Huskies coach Jim Owens

Superb coach and man In 1960-61, I was chairman of the University of Washington Finance & Budget Committee, which (among other things) supervised intercollegiate athletics. In spring 1961, we voted unanimously to raise Jim Owens’ salary to $25,000 a year, reflecting his outstanding achievements. I met with President Charles Odegaard (who had veto power over this); he…


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June 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Husky Stadium

Demolition more beneficial than renovation Why not move all of the Husky football games to Qwest Field? [“Try, try again to fix Husky Stadium,” Sports, June 2] This makes economic sense. Husky Stadium can be torn down, saving on the planned renovation. The stadium area could be used for expansion of the medical school, like the Mission…


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