Reporting in dangerous situations

I was asked to speak on a panel put on by the Society of Professional Journalists, UW Student Chapter. The topic: Reporting in dangerous situations. My fellow panelists included former Emergency Communications Officer Jefferson Mok and Photojournalist Alex Garland. Check out the video!

UW College Republicans use fake domain to reroute to their website

After a slew of posters were put up  by the likes of neo-nazi groups like Evropa and Atomwaffen Division last year, the UW College Republicans (UWCR) are now plastering the Ave and the UW campus with their own posters for recruitment using a seattleantifa.com URL that misidentifies who they are. Via The Daily

UW ahead of the curve on plastic-free straw campaign

In 32 years, the ocean is slated to have a 1:1 ratio of plastic and fish. Since the ‘50s, plastic production has multiplied by 20, reaching 311 million tons in 2014. This is why the Lonely Whale Foundation decided to advocate for marine life protection. Founded by actor Adrian Grenier and producer Lucy Sumner, the foundationContinue reading “UW ahead of the curve on plastic-free straw campaign”

UW professor explains the complexity behind Amazon’s HQ2

While a job boost of 50,000 seems appealing at first glance to any metropolitan city, there’s more to it than meets the eye. At the beginning of this month, Amazon announced it is scoping for new places to build its second campus. This means cities across the U.S. and Canada are submitting applications and bids. …. [Jeffrey]Continue reading “UW professor explains the complexity behind Amazon’s HQ2”

UW creates affordable housing for employees

The UW recently announced it will build 150 to 200 affordable housing units, with priority given to UW faculty and staff, by 2021. The building stages are just beginning, however. The UW has yet to choose a developer, make design or construction plans, and decide financials. The university has chosen a site: Roosevelt Way NortheastContinue reading “UW creates affordable housing for employees”

Trump just removed DACA, here’s what that means for undocumented students

It has been rumored since Thursday that President Donald Trump planned to remove Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and now what many nonprofits and undocumented people feared has become true. The Department of Homeland Security said it will stop processing first-time applicants for DACA today. But DACA recipients, or Dreamers, who would’ve otherwise renewed theirContinue reading “Trump just removed DACA, here’s what that means for undocumented students”

Joint pain based on weather condition ruled a farce

UW and Harvard researchers utilized Google Trends — a feature of the website for data and other visualizations — to figure if, once and for all, weather affects joint pain. Researchers found the data was mixed. Scientists believe the key factors behind joint pain and weather conditions actually have to do with physical activity. That’sContinue reading “Joint pain based on weather condition ruled a farce”

First human embryo genetically modified in the US

Researchers from Portland, Ore. genetically modified human embryos for the first time on American soil, but this is not a new feat. The process has already been done in China. To date, no genetically modified embryo has been inserted into a womb. Read more here

UW tenured professor fired

Trigger warning: sexual harassment and vulgar/racist language included. In an unprecedented turn of events, the UW fired microbiology professor Michael Katze after two investigations into his misuse of university funds and sexual harassment. He gained tenure at the UW in 2009, a time at which Katze already had numerous complaints against him on record. ViaContinue reading “UW tenured professor fired”

Brainiacs on the brain

UW team publishes first power-efficient brain stimulators preventing tremors Six researchers, engineers, and medical professionals have proved there’s a way to save battery power for patients using Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS), which use a pulse generator in someone’s chest that sends electricity up through a cord to specific parts of the brain. DBS are primarilyContinue reading “Brainiacs on the brain”