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April 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Young man found critically injured behind UW fraternity house

Medics were called to a University of Washington fraternity house early this morning for a report of a man who possibly fell out a window. The 19-year-old man’s friends at the Chi Psi Fraternity house in 4600 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast called for help at 3:17 a.m. after returning home and finding the man in an…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: fraternity, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington

April 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

UW project to add pedestrian bridge, underpass, near stadium

The University of Washington has started work on a $25 million project on the south end of campus, near Husky Stadium, that will create a pedestrian-friendly corridor for people taking the light rail line scheduled to open near the stadium in September 2016. But to make it work, the university had to fell a few cherry…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: University of Washington

March 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

USDA criticizes UW for treatment of research animals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a report criticizing the University of Washington for failing to provide adequate pain medicine to some of its research animals. The routine inspection done by USDA investigators Feb. 28 found a number of irregularities in the university’s animal-research labs. The report found the UW failed to give a second dose…


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

March 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM

SPD: Sorority burglar is right-handed, has one glove

Seattle police are hoping someone will recognize this guy. (No, we’re not kidding.) According to police, the man pictured in the photos climbed through the second-floor window at a University of Washington sorority house in the 4500 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast early Friday morning. He fled after he was discovered by residents of the house and before…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, Seattle Police Department, University of Washington

March 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

UW medical school rated tops in U.S. for primary care

The University of Washington was ranked tops in the country for primary care in the latest graduate-program analysis by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also ranked highly in education, law, business and engineering. The UW School of Medicine had held the top primary-care ranking for 19 years in a row before it…


0 Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: School of Medicine, U.S. News & World Report, University of Washington

March 6, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Man found with firebombs near UW sentenced to 3 years in prison

A 22-year-old Nevada man arrested in July 2013 by University of Washington police in a stolen truck with stolen firearms, body armor and Molotov cocktails was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday. Justin Miles Jasper was arrested July 3, 2013, near the UW campus driving a pickup that had been reported stolen by the…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: U.S. Attorney's Office, University of Washington

February 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Former leader at UW Bothell to run UW Tacoma as interim chancellor

Kenyon S. Chan, the former chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, is stepping in to run the University of Washington Tacoma as its interim chancellor. He replaces Debra Friedman, who died Jan. 26 of lung cancer. Chan, who stepped down from the Bothell post last year, is expected to serve until a new chancellor is…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bothell, Kenyon Chan, Tacoma

February 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Snow ahead? … Murray backs police chief … Rice tweets apparent goodbye

Weather: Low 40s today, and dipping to mid-30s many places tonight. Still, some places could be cold enough for snow tonight and early Sunday. Check details on the National Weather Service forecast. Inslee thinks about raising state workers’ minimum wage:  Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday his administration is considering raising the minimum…


0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Ed Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee, Huskies basketball

February 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Harborview’s top leader makes abrupt exit

Eileen Whalen, a noted trauma-services expert who has served as executive director of Harborview Medical Center since 2008, has abruptly resigned. In a short memo to staff on Friday, Johnese Spisso, chief health system officer, UW Medicine, and vice president for medical affairs, University of Washington, said Whalen’s resignation became effective on Thursday. Spisso said she will…


0 Comments | Topics: Eileen Whalen, Harborview Medical Center, Johnese Spisso

February 13, 2014 at 2:32 PM

A new plan at the UW aims to reduce sexual assaults

Facebook, texting, even Twitter are all creating complicated new issues surrounding sexual harassment and assault on campus. The University of Washington is in the early stages of a new program aimed at addressing some of those issues. Speaking to the UW Board of Regents Thursday, President Michael Young described an 18-point plan to prevent sexual…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Sexual assault, University of Washington

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