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”

Students’ Year-long Social Justice Projects Combat Islamophobia And Racial, Gender Stereotypes

A group of hodge podge high schoolers at The Center School spent their entire senior year preparing for last Friday’s presentations focused on social justice. The rooms were speckled with vibrant hair colors, fabulous femmes, amazingly creative clothing and immaculate make-up. Teacher Jon Greenberg spearheaded the presentations, which first began in 2009. “I felt confidentContinue reading “Students’ Year-long Social Justice Projects Combat Islamophobia And Racial, Gender Stereotypes”

Action around societal and systemic racism

“This is geared toward students who already feel that Black lives matter,” said Steven Sawada, event organizer and graduate student. He’s talking about the UW’s Racial Justice Organizing & Caucus, which will happen on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and Monday, Oct. 17. It’s highly recommended that attendees go to both events as they will be sequential.Continue reading “Action around societal and systemic racism”

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”

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”

The Nepalese Student Association celebrates Momo Festival

The smell of great food and the sound of chatter filtered through the air Saturday night as the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center doors opened. The smell emanated from the momos, a Nepali food similar to the Chinese pot sticker, but different in its preparation and paired with a sauce similar to curry. The chatter, however,Continue reading “The Nepalese Student Association celebrates Momo Festival”

FAFSA making changes to tax return rules

In September, the Obama Administration decided to change aspects of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA). Starting next year, students will be able to reference tax returns from two years ago.  In the past, the FAFSA has opened for applications far earlier in the year than when tax returns arrive, which determines students’Continue reading “FAFSA making changes to tax return rules”

Fewer Native American students accepted into class of 2019

While there are a record number of minorities in the UW’s incoming freshman class, the proportion pales when taken in context with its larger-than-ever overall class size. Via The Daily

CSE applicants at all-time high

More freshmen than ever are choosing Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) as their first-choice major, according to a UW press release.  The number of incoming freshmen choosing CSE as their intended major increased by approximately 900 people this year, with 3,679 applicants total. Of those applicants, 2,264 were admitted to the UW for the 2015-16Continue reading “CSE applicants at all-time high”