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Day one election results not in favor of Proposition 1

King County unveiled the first set of results Tuesday for this year’s April special election. The election’s sole ballot measure, Proposition 1, received 44.72 percent of yes votes from King County residents while 55.28 percent voted no.

ASUW candidates discuss campus connectivity at first elections forum

In the first ASUW Elections forum of the year, members from the five residential communities on campus had a chance to ask candidates questions about how they plan to connect with groups outside of the ASUW.

Three UW apparel makers to have licenses suspended

Three UW apparel licensees will no longer be allowed to produce UW-branded merchandise after failing to sign The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.


Sports

Middle distance team becoming elite

After a busy weekend that was split among three different tournaments in Oregon and California, the Washington track and field team hits the road this weekend as a full squad, this time to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays.

UW shut out in pitcher's duel

It’s not often that a game is decided on a fielding miscue in the middle innings, but in a one-run contest, it is often the little things that make all the difference.

Huskies desperate as Pac-12 tournament begins

Emmett Egger is thinking about the NCAA tournament. His whole team is.


Opinion

Why Israel?: The problems with ASUW Resolution 20-39

The blind hatred that some of the world bears for Israel, the world’s only Jewish state, is a deeply troubling conundrum. There are undoubtedly issues with certain policies of Israel’s government and particular facets of its society — such as the building of settlements — and these must be addressed. But this is only a small part of a much more complicated conflict that stretches back more than 2,000 years, and the solution lies not in misleading propaganda but in fair and open dialogue.

The sex appeals: Sexual assault happens everyday

One in six American women has experienced attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

Think about that.

Don’t think about it in the abstract. Think about it in terms of real people. When I call to mind six of the women closest to me, I can say for sure I know two of them have been raped. The others, I don’t know, because in American society, we don’t talk about these things.

Will's word of the week: Eucatastrophe

Noun: Esp. in a fictional narrative: a (sudden or unexpected) favorable turn of events; esp. a resolution of this type; a happy ending.

-OED

 


Arts & Leisure

NFFTY preview

The films in this year's National Film Festival for Talented Youth are pretty NFFTY

Play Review: 'Ernest Shackleton Loves Me'

Ice cream isn't the only thing hiding in the back of the freezer

Album Review: 'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett,' Eels

The Eels are present but there's no electro-shock


Features

Leading the laborers

Claude Theard, UW laundry warehouse worker

By Imana Gunawan The Daily

Piles of linens, hospital gowns, and scrubs fill large bins scattered across the spacious hall. Every so often, large bags filled with garments are transported across the room via an overhead bin. Across the building, piles of surgical linen falls into laundry shoots and into a “tunnel washroom.”

Fighting for $15

Imagine rising at 3 o’clock in the morning several times each week for a 4 a.m. shift. Having to work 55 hours per week at low wage jobs and still just barely getting the bills paid, all while pursuing a graduate degree part-time at the UW.

For all of fall quarter, this was the reality for third-year graduate student Ben Peterson.

Like a true bookworm

From behind his counter in the HUB’s branch of the University Book Store, Nick DiMartino waits patiently each day for students to walk by so he can help them find something to purchase.


Science

Science Friction

When peers review (part 1)

UW researcher wins award for Bioelectricity Toy Set

Robijanto Soetedjo, a neurophysiologist and research assistant professor at the UW Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was awarded $25,000 after coming in second place in the national Science, Play, and Research Kit competition (SPARK) for his prototype of a “Bioelectricity Toy Set.” His invention could help lead the way in introducing children to neuroscience through play.

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News from the UW science community


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