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January 29, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Parts of University of Washington website ‘defaced’ by hackers

University of Washington officials have acknowledged that some portions of the university’s website were “defaced” Thursday when university information was replaced with a photo of an American soldier memorial, as well as a vague threat to soldiers serving in Iraq. “We have taken actions to resolve it,” said university spokesman Victor Balta. “We are continuing with an…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: University of Washington

January 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM

PLU adjunct faculty withdraw union vote, say they’ll try again

Adjunct faculty members at Pacific Lutheran University, who won a precedent-setting national victory last month when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) endorsed their right to form a union, have scrapped their first union attempt after about a third of the votes were challenged. The faculty group announced Wednesday that they were withdrawing a petition to…


Comments | Topics: Pacific Lutheran University

December 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Man killed in shooting at private motorcycle club

Seattle Police are investigating a shooting Sunday morning at a private motorcycle club in Georgetown that left one man dead. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South Doris Street around 4 a.m. Police say the officers who  responded found two adult male victims, both injured by gunfire. Seattle Fire medics took both men to Harborview…


Comments | Topics: shooting Georgetown

December 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Crowd gathers downtown to protest Ferguson, Garner rulings

About 100 people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday night to protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand-jury rulings. As of Sunday night, Seattle police had made one arrest. Marchers carried signs and chanted “I can’t breathe” as they walked through the downtown core, stopping…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Ferguson, protest, Westlake Park

November 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM

UW’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity disbands following hazing reports

The University of Washington chapter of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi has been disbanded after reports of hazing this fall, a spokesman for the university said. The decision was made by the international headquarters of the office, following an investigation, said James Ehrmann, UW assistant director of fraternity and sorority life. The fraternity can apply for…


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

November 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Public memorial for Gov. Inslee’s father to be held Sunday

A public memorial for Frank Inslee, a well-known Seattle educator, school counselor and coach, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse, 8498 Seaview Place N. in Seattle. Inslee, who died Oct. 13 at the age of 88, was the father of Gov. Jay Inslee. He was a fourth-generation Washingtonian, a Navy veteran,…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Frank Inslee, Gov. Jay Inslee

November 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

UW increases security, issues notice about nonspecific threat

The University of Washington has boosted campus security and issued a notice to all faculty, staff and students on all three campuses about a nonspecific threat to the school that was made on an online site. UW Police Chief John Vinson sent a message to the entire community at campuses in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell to…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: University of Washington

September 29, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Community colleges win grants totaling $12.5 million

Nine Washington community colleges have been awarded nearly $12.5 million in federal grants to provide training programs for adults. The competitive grants are part of a $450 million award announced Monday under a program called the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative. It’s the fourth and final round of the competition, which has provided…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Community colleges, federal grants

September 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

GET tuition plan has fully recovered, actuary says

The state’s prepaid college tuition is no longer underfunded, and has fully recovered from the recession. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Plan, or GET, as it’s known, now has enough money to meet all of its financial obligations, State Actuary Matt Smith said Thursday during a meeting of the GET committee. It’s the first time since the beginning of…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Guaranteed Education Tuition, prepaid tuition, tuition

September 4, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Renton Tech, Olympic College make top-10 list

Two Washington community colleges — Renton Technical College and Olympic College in Bremerton — have been named among the top 10 two-year colleges in the nation, and will compete for $1 million in prize money. The two schools were named to the finalist list for the Aspen Prize, a recently-established prize that honors community colleges that…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bremerton, Community colleges, Olympic College

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