IAS News

New veterans center coming to UW Bothell

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Chancellor Wolf Yeigh announced that a new veterans resource center will open on campus in fall 2018.  A task force of students, faculty, staff and alumni recommended creation of a center to enhance veterans’ educational experience, and MA in Policy Studies student and IAS alum Ben Studley (’16), was critical to the process. Studley is a Navy veteran and ...

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Kyra Laughlin to partner with Advocates for Youth and Trojan in #AskForIt campaign

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IAS alumn and Sexual Assault & Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) president Kyra Laughlin was selected as one of a hundred student activists to partner with Advocates for Youth and Trojan in their #AskForIt campaign.  The campaign seeks to normalize conversation about consent on college campuses and promote safe sex.  As part of her work, Laughlin developed a survey for students, faculty, and staff to show support for  ...

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Alexa Russo coordinates Earth Week at UW Bothell

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Recent alum Alexa Russo (’17, Environmental Studies) was planning to be an elementary school teacher when she began her studies.  While at Cascadia College, she fell in love with the North Creek Wetlands and started thinking about career options in the environmental field. After transferring to UW Bothell...

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A Culture of Giving in IAS

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The University of Washington Bothell recognizes donors whose giving reaches $25,000 as Founder-level benefactors. Bruce Burgett, Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS), recently met that level, an amount he admits reaching accidentally, simply because he was supporting a school he believes in and helping students and faculty whose success he champions daily. ...

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Zarefah Baroud – “United States and Israel: Re-evaluating a Toxic Relationship”

Recently both teleSUR and CounterPunch published “United States and Israel: Re-evaluating a Toxic Relationship”, an op-ed by IAS student Zarefah Baroud. Baroud, who is a junior in Media & Communication Studies with a minor in Human Rights, has published previously on CounterPunch, while this is the first time her work has been picked up by teleSUR.  The article explores movements for Palestinian liberation, movements for Black lives and police accountability, and movements actively working against destructive immigration policy ...

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