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January 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Education: Closing the achievement gap, funding education, an institute of technology

(Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times)

(Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times)

How to close the achievement gap

Schools face growing expectations and cannot alone ensure the future success of our state’s students, especially struggling students who need additional supports to thrive academically and in all areas of life. The Seattle Times’ editorials on education priorities for the 2014 legislative session was correct to include expanded learning opportunities, partnerships, summer learning and culturally responsive instruction as key strategies to close the achievement gap [“Targeting education,” Opinion, Jan. 5].

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0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, STEM, University of Washington

October 18, 2013 at 7:31 AM

University of Washington recognizes importance of female engineers

Women in engineering increase competitiveness on world stage We applaud your front-page story on women who are stepping up to a critical leadership role in engineering in Washington state [“Engineering’s new face,” page one, Oct. 15]. We visited Seattle earlier this week for a National Engineering Forum dialogue, hosted by the University of Washington and Pacific Northwest…

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September 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Improving higher education in Washington

We must do more Regarding Katherine Long’s article on in-state students and top faculty at the University of Washington, and The Times editorial on improving the UW, we absolutely agree! [“Report wants UW to step up role as ‘engine for economic growth,’” NW Thursday, Sept. 12, and “Editorial: Good ideas to make the UW…

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0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: community support, funding, higher education

September 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Luxurious new Husky Stadium

Grotesque state of affairs Jerry Brewer stated the simple fact of the matter in his latest column: “The University of Washington spent $280 million to rejuvenate a decaying stadium …” [“Huskies rise up to equal their surroundings,” Sports, Sept. 1.] I have to ask myself who will rejuvenate a public university that, decade after decade, has…

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0 Comments | More in Economy, Education, Politics, Seattle | Topics: education, funding, higher education

September 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Talking about the UW Dawgs

Objectionable language 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 colloquial Northwest language usage, nor is it cute. I object to it on both grounds. Joanne Daniels, Seattle

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

August 4, 2013 at 6:59 AM

UW applicants asked for criminal history

People deserve a second chance After reading the article about University of Washington applicants being required to share their criminal histories, I believe that students are not being treated equally and are being judged for their past. [“Applicants to UW will be asked of past crimes,” Northwest Wednesday, July 31.] In the fall, the UW will…

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0 Comments | More in Education, Seattle | Topics: applicants, criminal history, felony

June 12, 2013 at 4:18 PM

UW’s diversity requirement

Require U.S. history instead The UW is not a liberal-arts college and diversity courses should not be a requirement if you are in math, engineering, business, computers, etc. [“UW to require diversity course,” NWMonday, June 10]. This seems to be politically driven by some minority students. I believe that all students, including minority students, would be…

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June 8, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Catholic health-care systems in state hospitals

PeaceHealth does not prohibit end-of-life care As medical director of the PeaceHealth hospice program in Bellingham, I was dismayed by your editorial statement that PeaceHealth “prohibits end-of-life services.” PeaceHealth has long been a leader in supporting patients at the end of life; this is central to our mission and values [“Editorial: Give PeaceHealth-UW partnership a…

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0 Comments | More in Health care | Topics: assisted suicide, Catholic, Death with Dignity

June 6, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Catholic health care systems in state hospitals

PeaceHealth does not prohibit end-of-life care As medical director of the PeaceHealth hospice program in Bellingham, I was dismayed by your editorial statement that PeaceHealth “prohibits end-of-life services.” PeaceHealth has long been a leader in supporting patients at the end of life; this is central to our mission and values [“Editorial: Give PeaceHealth-UW partnership a…

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0 Comments | More in Health care | Topics: Catholic, Death with Dignity, end-of-life

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