Honors News

April 15, 2019

Kat Chow wins UW Honors Alumna award

Kat Chow headshot

The University of Washington Honors Program is thrilled to recognize NPR reporter, Kat Chow, as our 2019 Distinguished UW Honors Alumna. Kat Chow earned her BA in journalism with College Honors, with a minor in diversity from the Department of American Ethnic Studies, from the University of Washington in 2012. Less than a year later...

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March 20, 2019

Velma Veloria joins UW Honors to teach and engage

Velma Veloria

The University of Washington Honors Program is proud to introduce Velma Veloria, Director of Advocacy and Mobilization for the Equity in Education Coalition, as our first Honors Curriculum and Community Innovation Scholar. This new faculty award, supported by private gifts to the Honors Program Fund, will bring in scholars from across the University and the...

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March 13, 2019

Join us at the Honors Hearth!

Cookies and Hot Chocolate

Weds, April 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Maple Hall Great Room 1101 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA Each year, two dynamic educator/activists from our community get together for a cozy chat at the Honors Hearth. You’re invited to get chummy at our next event with our new Honors Curriculum and Community Innovation Scholar, Velma Veloria...

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January 24, 2019

Teaching to Learn/Learning to Teach

dice that spell out TEACH

How many opportunities do you get in college to be a mentor to a group of bright-eyed, passionate freshmen while collaborating with a tight knit group of your peers? My advice: if you get one, take it! In my first year at UW I was surprised by loving several things I never would have expected...

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November 19, 2018

Transforming Education In Prison

A mix of incarcerated students and UW undergrads from Honors 2018 "In Your Name"

By Alexis Huerta (Interdisciplinary Honors sophomore) The University of Washington’s Honors Program offers the opportunity to explore the central component of the American criminal justice system: prison. Through the Honors Program, instructor Claudia Jensen’s course, “In Your Name: Education in Prison,” gives students the opportunity to collaborate with inmates at the Twin Rivers Unit at...

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November 15, 2018

Photos from 2018 Global Challenges Event

Photo Credits: Stuart Danford

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November 9, 2018

Politics, art and everyday activism in America

Ben Phillips 2018 Fall newsletter

By Ben Phillips From the moment I got to UW, and in the nine years since, I have always thought about my role in moving our country toward the conversations we must be having. I have always had a deep sense of responsibility, a desire to be part of creating and spreading the solutions to our...

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Dr. García is so real

Dr. Garcia works on a laptop at her desk, surrounded by yellow walls and bright paintings.

By Izaiha Linton Happiness, optimism, enlightenment: three words I would use to describe the color yellow. Not the traditional office of a professor, nor any office for that matter. Yet, as I opened the door to this Padelford office, I was immediately welcomed by the warm yellow paint on the walls. They almost seemed to...

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November 6, 2018

Study abroad with Honors

Japanese City Center

UW Honors is excited to announce another engaging series of programs across different continents and areas of knowledge! Our 2019 summer/early fall start offerings meet Honors experiential learning requirements while yielding 10-15 credits across arts, sciences and humanities in vibrant locations like the Netherlands, Japan, Costa Rica and Sweden. Shorter, 5-credit exploration seminars are also...

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October 31, 2018

Be a traveler, not a tourist

Kenza rice paddies Indonesia

By Kenza Coubrough, ’17 My name is Kenza and I am an Honors Program alum (graduated in June 2017) and previous Bonderman Fellowship applicant. I applied to the Bonderman Fellowship my senior year at UW, and made it to the interview stage. The application and interview process really taught me a lot about myself and...

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