• 'Full of injustice': Burden of court fines vary by race, county in Washington

    Legal financial obligations, or LFOs, can burden people with suffocating debt long after they’ve done their time in prison. Yet the way court fines and fees are imposed in Washington can depend both on who you are and where the crime occurred. Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
    Yakima Herald
  • Q&A: Story collection from UW professor tackles messy emotions of domestic relationships

    Q&A: Story collection from UW professor tackles messy emotions of domestic relationships

    Maya Sonenberg, professor of English at the University of Washington, highlights common feelings that are often silenced due to shame and societal expectations in her new short story collection, "Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters."
    UW News
  • Analysis: Analyzing how 3 US presidents announced the deaths of terrorist leaders

    The sight of a U.S. president announcing the death of a terrorist leader has been a fixture in American politics over the past 11 years. The words each president uttered and their mannerisms at the podium reveal a lot about the type of leader they are attempting to be. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
  • What would it take for Seattle to become a hotbed for playwrights?

    “Seattle is perfectly positioned to have a thriving fringe theater scene,” said Nikki Yeboah, who last year became the University of Washington School of Drama’s new assistant professor of playwriting, the school’s first full-time faculty hire in playwriting since 1993. “That’s an amazing opportunity for artists to make works that are nontraditional or challenging or different.”

    The Seattle Times
  • Analysis: Three reasons why Manchin did a U-turn on climate policy

    "Last week on July 27, Senator Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Schumer (D-NY) announced the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) which provides $369 billion for climate and energy projects, including a tax credit up to $7,500 for electric vehicles (EVs). The IRA was a surprise to many. After all, on December 19, 2021, Manchin had withdrawn support for IRA’s previous incarnation, Build Back Better (BBB) Act, citing concerns about inflation. On July 14, 2022, he went further, announcing an end to negotiations on even a slimmed-down BBB," write the UW's Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science.
  • China Is Encircling Taiwan and Dropping Bombs Near Its Coast

    “Having this visit, even though it is largely symbolic and performative and doesn’t necessarily make Taiwan safer, can be seen as a small step toward normalization, for Taiwan to conduct a diplomatic practice like any other nation in the world,” said James Lin, a faculty member of the Jackson School of International Studies.

  • A Black woman hits glass ceiling then breaks ground as her own boss

    After leaving a job as a television news producer in 1990, Dr. Sheila D. Brooks (Communication, ’78) started her own company producing news stories and documentaries. 

    The Washington Post
  • Illustration of students studying in various places

    A Milestone for Integrated Social Sciences

    Integrated Social Sciences, ranked #2 among online bachelor's degree programs in the social sciences, graduated its 500th student this year. 

    August 2022 Perspectives
  • Jon Wakefield portrait

    Covid Findings — with some Controversy

    Statistics professor Jon Wakefield led a team estimating excess deaths due to COVID. The findings caused a stir.

    August 2022 Perspectives
  • Ken Tadashi Oshima

    Building the Future

    Dr. Harris and Dr. Oshima named as 2022 SAH Fellows.