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”

Warrant on UW shooting suspects released, one is a UW student

The UW Police Department (UWPD) had a search warrant signed Jan. 24 covering evidence details, including the suspect’s phone, and naming two suspects involved in the Jan. 20 Red Square shooting. With the return of the warrant, forensic investigator Chuck Pardee wrote that the suspect’s phone was cleared “through a factory reset of some sort.”Continue reading “Warrant on UW shooting suspects released, one is a UW student”

NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools

by Kelsey Hamlin It’s been well documented that Seattle has a problem when it comes to racial gaps in learning, discipline, and opportunities for all of its school children. Some of these systemic issues can be traced all the way back to redlining, Seattle’s historic practice of effectively restricting designated residential areas to certain races. viaContinue reading “NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools”

UW Board of Regents violates open public meetings act

A King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the UW Board of Regents violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) on 24 separate occasions over almost three years. The board undermined the OPMA by holding dinner meetings at former President Michael Young’s house, in which the meetings were neither open nor public, according toContinue reading “UW Board of Regents violates open public meetings act”