Seattle Mayor Resigns After Fifth Child Sexual Abuse Allegation

Update (9/13/2017 4:05 p.m.): Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell was sworn in Wednesday morning as interim mayor. He has yet to accept or decline to takeover the position for the remainder of resigning mayor Ed Murray’s term. Should Harrell accept he would serve until Nov. 28 when the winner of that month’s mayoral raceContinue reading “Seattle Mayor Resigns After Fifth Child Sexual Abuse Allegation”

Cauce addresses student senate in wake of Red Square shooting

The ASUW Student Senate convened for a meeting last night, asking for UW President Ana Mari Cauce to answer some questions regarding the Jan. 20 Red Square shooting. Most of the questions posed over the evening revolved around UW resources, asking the administration to be more proactive than reactive. Many expressed concern for safety and frustrationContinue reading “Cauce addresses student senate in wake of Red Square shooting”

TA cuts could leave students jobless and degrees unfinished

Stakes are high as the UW tries to address budget shortcomings by cutting graduate jobs in the College of Arts and Sciences. While losing a job may seem like a rather common issue in adulthood, it actually has very specific and extremely detrimental effects for graduates. There are direct consequences to not having a jobContinue reading “TA cuts could leave students jobless and degrees unfinished”

Three finalists emerge for position of student regent

As the academic year comes to a close, the UW campus is abuzz with student and administrative politics. A small but greatly impactful part of these politics is the election of the student regent, which partakes in the UW board of regents’ decisions for the 2016-17 academic year. The regents have a number of roles,Continue reading “Three finalists emerge for position of student regent”

Students unsatisfied with American Ethnic Studies hiring choices

Last month, the American Ethnic Studies (AES) department hired a new tenure-track faculty member, but AES students were left unsatisfied when one of their favorite lecturers, Terry Scott, did not reach the interview stage for the position. Sera Wang, an AES and political science major, subsequently created a petition arguing that Scott and her credentialsContinue reading “Students unsatisfied with American Ethnic Studies hiring choices”

Application open for most powerful student position, free tuition

The UW is predominantly run by 10 people on the board of regents, and one of those positions is up for application: student regent, which comes with full tuition payment. The board has a number of roles, including overseeing the university’s budget, establishing entrance requirements, and creating new departments.  Matters relating to the hiring, discipline,Continue reading “Application open for most powerful student position, free tuition”

Medical staff upset with the UW contract proposals

The UW has been negotiating its contract with three medical centers — Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center — since its first proposal in April. Medical staff in each hospital, however, see real on-the-ground issues within, and missing from, the contract. “We’re always struggling to find staff to takeContinue reading “Medical staff upset with the UW contract proposals”

Board of regents decide the president’s salary and buy KPLU

Of the many things on the board of regents’ two-hour long agenda Thursday evening, two of them involved large sums of money. One of these was the UW president Ana Mari Cauce’s salary for the next five years. She will earn $910,000 a year. Broken down, $12,000 of that is her yearly automobile allowance, $697,500Continue reading “Board of regents decide the president’s salary and buy KPLU”