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February 11, 2015 at 5:52 AM

Student accused of netting nearly $32,000 in UW scheme

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Prosecutors say a college student used a simple scheme to bilk the University of Washington, netting nearly $32,000. KOMO-TV reports that campus police say the student was a cashier at the University Instructional Center. Court records allege that when students returned course packets, the student gave himself unauthorized refunds on his UW…

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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…

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January 16, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Sexual assault, spiked drinks reported after UW fraternity party

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: University of Washington Police have identified the fraternity that hosted Friday night’s party as Pi Kappa Alpha. As of Saturday afternoon nobody had come forward with additional information, police said, but UWPD Maj. Steve Rittereiser said investigators will be reaching out to people who attended the party and members of Pi Kappa Alpha. Rittereiser said…

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January 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Man shot in leg near University District club

A man was shot in the leg outside a University District nightclub early Sunday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department. Firefighters took the man, who was not identified, to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. in the area near Northeast 45th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast. There was…

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December 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Ex-UW student convicted of cyberstalking deported to India

A former University of Washington student from India has been deported after he was convicted of cyberstalking for making threats on social media to carry out a campus shooting, federal authorities announced Friday. Keshav Mukund Bhide, 24, departed on an international flight Wednesday afternoon from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under the watch of special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and…

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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…

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November 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Official says survey shows concern over Seattle becoming white, wealthy city

Discussing the results of a city survey on racial equity, Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights Director Patricia Lally said Monday, “Many respondents are concerned that Seattle is becoming a white, wealthy city, inaccessible to the diverse populations who helped build it.” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, front, with Office of Civil Rights Director Patricia Lally, far right (Credit:…

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November 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Man accused of online threats against UW charged with harassment

A man who allegedly threatened to carry out a shooting at the University of Washington was charged Thursday with felony harassment and misdemeanor harassment, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Derek Grube, 32, in is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 20. According to charging…

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November 4, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Police arrest man at UW building for threat

Update at 12:21 p.m.: According to UW police, detectives on Monday afternoon determined the type of the wireless device being used by the 32-year-old man when he allegedly made the threats. Police also learned his location, they say. On Monday evening, with the help of UW-IT, detectives determined the suspect was using the device while on campus in the Social Work/ Speech and Hearing…

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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…

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