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Charles Johnson: Subdue racism by ‘Taming the Ox’ of the self

In an ancient Buddhist parable, an ox runs away from a young herder. A series of ten drawings shows the boy searching everywhere for the…

UW regents rethinking coal investments

Look at the politics of climate change, says Alex Lenferna, a fossil fuel divestment leader and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington, and what…

Earth Days to come: Will Americans stay so happy about the environment?

What better place to celebrate Earth Day’s 45th birthday than Seattle, where Sen. Gaylord Nelson first broached the idea in a September 1969 speech? And where…

Video: Honoring March 29, El Salvador’s Day of the Disappeared Child

March 29 may be just another day for most of us, but for the people of El Salvador, this Sunday marks the Day of the Disappeared Child. It…

Why a death in Russia matters here

Former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Y. Nemtsov, 55 years old, was brutally murdered in Moscow last week, just steps away from the Kremlin.  His death…

Senate wants to lower tuition costs

The Washington Senate voted 37-12 Wednesday to reduce state college tuition by significant amounts on Wednesday. But such a move appears to have a $354…

The problem with low snowpack? It’s not about the water

One thing this winter is good for, beyond early cherry blossoms and giving hope to those folks who plant palm trees, is that it can…

Seattle loses Dr. William Gerberding, a great civic leader

Dr. William Gerberding, 85, died last weekend in Seattle after suffering a stroke in Los Angeles earlier in December. He lived a full life, until a ripe…

Burke Museum: Oh, what displays the public could see

A tattooed man in a black T-shirt stands at a Burke Museum laboratory counter cleaning flesh off the detached foot of Watoto , the elephant…

Fusion research: Should UW get more attention?

In the 1985 hit movie Back to the Future, the not-so-mad scientist Doc finally powers his stainless-steel, time-traveling DeLorean car with "Mr. Fusion" — actually…

Calling all students: We want to publish you!

Are you a student in the Pacific Northwest? We want to pick your brain. Crosscut is launching a new project called the Student Voice, because…

The U District’s getting a makeover. Will it displace homeless youth?

Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series on how U District development will affect one of the neighborhood's longstanding groups: street youth.…

UW rejects resolution to divest from Israel: Now what?

The global movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel suffered a resounding setback this week in Seattle when the University of Washington's student senate rejected…

How a “game-changing” gift is supercharging UW research

As a top research institution, the University of Washington netted nearly $1.5 billion in federal funds last year to support its discovery efforts. So when…

Inslee protects research fund from legislative ax

Washington's Life Sciences Discovery Fund remains intact for another year.  Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed a section in the Legislature's 2014-2015 supplemental operating budget…

College sports: Fish or cut bait with student athletes

"As far as I am concerned, all of college football should go to an Ivy League model in which ordinary students compete, recruiting madness is…

How Alaska’s quake changed the Northwest’s outlook on disaster

Fifty years ago, on March 27, 1964, the Pacific plate scraped under the North American plate beneath Alaska's Prince William Sound, triggering the second-largest earthquake…

The Smartypants Guide to April’s Civic Cocktail

As the University of Washington goes, so goes the Puget Sound economy to a large degree. So, how is the UW doing in terms of…

UW prof discovers the cutting edge in green living

In a world of dwindling natural resources and mounting environmental crisis, who is devising ways of living that will work for the long haul? And…

UW, science and the slow recognition of our Neanderthal heritage

I may have Neanderthal hair. Unless you're African, you may, too. Or not; let's just say many of the genetic sequences that determine what kind…

Seattle’s smartest creative geeks: Kyle Kesterson

Kyle Kesterson, 29, can pinpoint the start of his transformation – from formerly homeless high school dropout to CEO of a rising tech company – down…

Amazon’s latest target: University Book Store

With textbook purchasing in high gear at the start of the University of Washington's quarter, Amazon.com set up outside the Husky Union Building on Monday…

Honing skills at 98: A life in music

“I’ve seen it all!” announces Randolph Hokanson before losing himself in a mischievous gale of laughter. With someone else, you might be tempted to indulge…

2013’s #7 Most-Read: UW’s new Husky Stadium, revealed

She resided on Union Bay looking out at Mount Rainier. She was aged, sagging and arthritic. Needing more than a facelift, she underwent a 20-month surgery…

Seattle sports: Holiday feast served cold

Events in recent weeks should have bolstered Seattle sports fans' morale:  The Seahawks' exciting run toward a possible Super Bowl appearance; the Mariners' surprising outbidding…