WSU pursuit of own med school stirs debate

In a move that would lead to a break in a partnership with the UW, Washington State University (WSU) has decided to pursue its own accredited medical school in Spokane.

Homeless organization sets up protest on the Ave

For the past several weeks, a cluster of tents have congregated in front of the post office on the Ave and Northeast 43rd Street. 

The people living there are homeless members of the community — individuals and families alike — looking to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness in the U-District and throughout Seattle.

The effort is run by the self-proclaimed The Ave Foundation, who describes themselves as “homeless for the homeless.” 

Hunger awareness campaign arrives on campus

Some 805 million people, or more than 10 percent of the world population, do not have enough food to eat to lead a healthy, active life, according to the United Nations World Food Program. 

HungerU, a project of the Farm Journal Foundation, travels to various colleges and universities to educate students about the severity of global hunger and the role of agriculture in fighting the epidemic, set up an interactive mobile exhibit between By George Cafe and the Henry Art Gallery on Monday. 


Video: Chris Strausser, Dexter Charles, Jonathan Smith on the UW's bye week

After taking their first loss of the season, the Washington football team is left picking up the pieces during a bye week. Wednesday, players and coaches met with the media for the first and last time during the bye week, with the exception of Chris Petersen's Monday press conference where only the head coach spoke. Offensive lineman Dexter Charles talked about how the Huskies are going to use their bye week to get rested and ready for the rest of the season, while linebackers coach Bob Gregory said the coaches will be focusing a lot on doing their own self-scout.

Washington to host struggling but dangerous Trojans

The No. 4 Washington volleyball team (13-0, 2-0 in Pac-12) faces its toughest challenge of the young Pac-12 season when it takes on the scuffling, but talented, No. 19 USC Trojans (7-5, 0-2 in Pac-12) at Alaska Airlines Arena this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: volleyball

See how volleyball beat writer Brent Parker ranks the teams of the Pac-12.


Will’s Word of the week: Kook

Hello again, my fellow philologists! We’re already onto our first full week of the quarter, and also back into our regular rhythm of etymologies. I should thank my esteemed colleague, prolific surfer, and good friend, Miles Coleman for suggesting this week’s word: “kook.”

Oh, my, god. Becky, look at his butt.

The butt, short for buttocks, otherwise known as the “booty,” or just “dat ass,” is two rounded portions of the human anatomy located on the posterior pelvic region. 

Physiologically, the buttocks protrude because we walk upright, and the motion created by a leg moving back and forth — known as bipedal locomotion — calls for a more developed gluteal muscle. The buttocks also serve as a cushion for sitting to enable weight to be taken off the feet.

Fix the world in five minutes or less: Don't forget to smile

Corporate citizenship.

Those are two words that are rarely heard these days. Instead, most stories about corporations revolve around greed, fraud, and general douchebaggery. But one company is using its resources to actually give something back to society.

Last year, the Amazon Corporation began a program called AmazonSmile, where the company donates .05 percent of each sale to a charity of the customer’s choosing.

Arts & Leisure

Collegi-ATE: Pumpkin muffins

It’s that time of year again. Fall is here, and everything seems to have pumpkin attached to its name. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin bread are just a few items making appearances. So why not join the fall craze for pumpkin yourself? These mu∞ns will not disappoint. Feel free to add your own goodies to the batter, like chocolate chips or nuts. 


2 cups pumpkin puree

Creative commons: New editor edition

State your section and why it’s the best.

Cummins: Science. Showing you the future is now. 

Han: I’ll be co-editing the news section with Imana [Gunawan] and we’re obviously the best because we just keep ending up on the front page. What can I say?

Get Ave savvy

The A&L separates the best from the rest


On the frontlines

Reporting at the center of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa might be unimaginable to most college students; but Cooper Inveen, a senior in the UW’s journalism program, enjoyed it. 

Faces of UW: New faculty and staff

Scott W. Allard, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

By Zezhou Jing The Daily

After teaching and researching as an associate professor for six years at the University of Chicago, Scott Allard was excited to move from the small, private university to the UW, which he described as, “big, public, and offers lots of different exciting opportunities to wide varieties of students.”

All the world's a gallery

If you have ever needed a compelling reason to explore the UW campus, now is the time. Until Oct. 25,12 works of art are on display in a project called Mad Campus.

This unusual exhibition is from MadArt,a project started by Alison Milliman about six years ago. The program has put on other exhibitions before, such as Mad Homes in 2011, when artists took over five houses before they were set to be demolished. The idea is always to bring art into an everyday context, where people will simply stumble across it.


Putting trust in God and men

Masculinity, virginity, and pledges of purity

Stagnant vaccination rates in Washington State

Research suggests infectious disease epidemics don’t lead to more vaccines

Campus Pulse

Who gives a frack? 

Energy is something the whole world uses, and one major source of energy is natural gas. Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” is the process of injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure which disturbs shale rock below, releasing natural gas.

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