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March 30, 2021
After Georgia Republicans experienced the shocking setback of losing the state’s presidential election, the party descended into bitter internal recriminations. But all Republicans heartily agree on next steps: a sweeping bill curtailing voting rights and handing new powers to Republican legislators to prevent the events of 2020 and 2021 from happening again. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. New York Magazine
March 26, 2021
This article, written by geography PhD candidate Lauren Drakopulos, discusses unique maps made by Julian Barr, geography graduate student, and Jin-Kyu Jung, adjunct associate professor of geography. The Good Men Project
March 26, 2021
A long streak of rocket debris from SpaceX was seen from Snohomish County to Salem, Oregon Thursday night. James Davenport, a research assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, is interviewed. King 5 News
March 25, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a book talk for “Empire of Convicts: Indian Penal Labor in Colonial Southeast Asia" and listen to the Jewish Questions podcast. UW News
March 25, 2021
The oldest known primate fossils were dated to just after the extinction event 66 million years ago —suggesting some primate ancestors lived even longer ago. Gregory Wilson Mantilla, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. National Geographic
March 25, 2021
According to campaign finance records, many of the same people charged in the Capitol riot sent their own money to Trump’s reelection campaign. Even after his loss in November, they threw their cash behind his efforts to challenge the election as he touted the lie that it had been stolen. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. USA Today
March 25, 2021
A long streak of lights slow-danced over the Pacific Northwest around 9 p.m. Thursday. The bright show dazzled onlookers from Snohomish County to Salem, Oregon, leaving many to wonder what caused the spectacle. While viewers speculated it could be a meteor shower, fireworks or something extra-terrestrial, scientists report the sight was actually human-made. James Davenport, a research assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, is interviewed. King5 News
March 25, 2021
Since the beginning of the year, Asian Americans have come increasingly under violent attack. Elders have been assaulted in Chinatowns across the country, from Oakland to San Francisco to New York City. In late February, Inglemoor High School Japanese teacher Noriko Nasu and her boyfriend were walking through Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and were attacked without provocation. Reuben Deleon, a lecturer in American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted. South Seattle Emerald
March 25, 2021
Halley Greg (who graduated from UW with a double degree in biology and psychology) is on this season of The Voice. The Seattle Times
March 24, 2021
Victor Fonseca is one of three detainees making great sacrifices to protest the conditions forced on them. ICE officials deny the strikes are taking place. Angelina Godoy, professor of law, societies and justice at the UW and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, is quoted. Real Change News
March 24, 2021
Alexandra Velian, assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2021 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science. UW News
March 24, 2021
"The past week carried a heavy tone that continues to add to the incremental accumulation of collective psychological trauma. As news seeped into my digital media feeds, I prepared myself for that cyclical pattern that many of us undergo when we encounter repeated instances of violence. We are made aware of our otherness and, in turn, feel the paranoia that follows," writes Oscar Rosales Castañeda, a lecturer in American ethnic studies at the UW. Real Change News
March 23, 2021
The U.S. should consider leading a multilateral coalition with South American nations to push back against China’s illegal fishing and trade practices, a U.S. intelligence agency has recommended in a document obtained by Axios. Tabitha Grace Mallory, affiliate professor of international studies at the UW, is quoted. Axios
March 22, 2021
“Creating and maintaining water infrastructure is expensive. Because governments work with limited budgets, they ration money to extend or improve infrastructure. And because water access is critical to human existence, politicians have control over a valuable resource," write Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, and Sijeong Lim of Korea University in Seoul. The Washington Post
March 21, 2021
From Snohomish County to Congress, condemnations came swiftly. Anti-Asian acts are on the rise and were highlighted by Tuesday’s shooting deaths of eight people in Georgia. Local history shows how Asians were targeted long ago, by brutal attacks and through government actions, even as their toil helped build the Northwest. The UW Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest is mentioned. Herald Net
March 20, 2021
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the “what ifs” having come true, therapists hear story after story of collective trauma, grief and loss, all through a computer or phone screen. Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
March 20, 2021
USA Today examines coverage of COVID-19 in college newspapers. UW Daily staff Jake Goldstein-Street and Mac Murray are quoted. USA Today
March 20, 2021
Columnist Jamelle Bouie writes of Georgia's election legislation, "This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy. It doesn’t just try to restrict the vote; it creates mechanisms to subvert the vote and attempts to purge officials who might stand in the way. Georgia is in the spotlight, for reasons past and present, but it is happening across the country wherever Republicans are in control." Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times
March 19, 2021
"If we can name physical attacks and deaths as racist violence, why can’t we name the system of racial capitalism that produces the economic precarity of living paycheck to paycheck an issue of violence, as well? Much of the mainstream focus on race and racial violence ignores the intersection of class," writes Linh Thủy Nguyễn, assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the UW. The Seattle Times
March 19, 2021
"We are outraged and deeply saddened by the massacre of the eight people in Atlanta. We give our love, support and deep condolences to the victims and their families. We grieve for their loss and for the violence surging against Asian American Pacific Island communities, especially women, who make up 70% of those victimized in the 3,800 hate crimes reported between March 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021," write Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies at the UW; Sutapa Basu of the University of Washington Women’s Center; and Velma Veloria, a former Washington State Representative. The Seattle Times
March 19, 2021
Astronomers once gazed at the night sky and charted the stars using their naked eyes. Emily Levesque, associate professor of astronomy at the UW, describes how generations of telescopes have unlocked the wonders of the universe. NPR
March 19, 2021
Assistant professor of American Ethnic Studies, Linh Thủy Nguyễn, is interviewed about the recent wave of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. UW News
March 18, 2021
“Nowruz, the Persian New Year which takes place this Saturday, is a time for new beginnings. For President Biden it will mark the first occasion to offer a message directly to the Iranian people and perhaps hint at how his administration may approach the issue of Iran,” write Aria Fani, assistant professor of near Eastern languages and civilization, and Kevin Schwartz of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Hill
March 18, 2021
Although LGBTQ+ nightlife venues have existed in Seattle since the 1920s, many of them operated in the shadows amid threats from police and government, and bigoted strangers. Today, these spaces operate more openly but face new threats: increasing property taxes and rents, gentrification, a rise in hate crimes and now, of course, the closure of bars and restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kemi Adeyemi, assistant professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
March 17, 2021
Fifty-one Greek Hellenistic and early Islamic empire coins were seized by border patrol agents in Blaine. Homeland Security contacted UW classics professor Sarah Stroup to help identity them. [This is the third segment of "The Record"] KUOW

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