Honors News

March 23, 2023

Brianna Craft: All That Rises

The majority of Honors students have big feelings about climate justice, the climate crisis, climate change, global warming…whatever phrase one chooses, the sense of overwhelm can lead to a sort of paralysis and/or hopelessness. So, we are excited to share the news that UW alumna and Bonderman Fellow Brianna Craft, ’10 (architectural studies with Honors,...

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March 17, 2023

NEW: Portals to portfolios in Honors Suite

by Shannon Hong The Interdisciplinary Honors Portfolio is a web-based collection of artifacts and reflective annotations that students curate over the course of their undergraduate experience. On March 8 and 9, (mostly) graduating seniors in HONORS 496 synthesized classes and experiences at the UW (and beyond) at our first in-person portfolio presentations since 2019. To...

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March 13, 2023

Olivia Brandon zooms in and out

Photo of Olivia Brandon

Learn what makes Honors senior Olivia Brandon (neuroscience and public health double major) tick in this story, recently featured in UW Today.

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March 8, 2023

Congratulations Olivia, Peyton and Anaëlle!

photo of three UW President's medalists with President Cauce and Provost Richards

Special congratulations to our recent Presidential Medal recipients: Olivia Brandon, Peyton Goodwin and Anaëlle Enders are the medalists for 2021–22, selected by a committee for their high GPAs, rigor of classes and numbers of Honors courses. All three are students in the University Honors Program, completing the Interdisciplinary Honors track. Click here to check out...

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February 1, 2023

Honors in pictures: January 2023

Photo of students on gallery walk in Honors 231

by Shannon Hong January marked a new year and a new quarter. It also marked an uptick in social opportunities and creative in-class engagements. Special thanks to the students and instructors who shared these photos and created these moments of connection.  The Honors Peer Mentoring Program students connect with their cohort through an Honors-themed bingo game...

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December 12, 2022

Daniel Chen named Marshall Scholar

Portrait of Daniel Chen

Kudos to Honors Husky Daniel Chen (’22, microbiology and informatics with departmental honors in bioengineering), recently named one of 40 U.S. recipients (from more than 950 applicants) of the 2023 Marshall Scholarship. The Marshall Scholarship was designed to support future leaders while helping scholars gain an understanding of contemporary Britain. As a dedicated researcher and...

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December 9, 2022

LaShawnDa Pittman shows the love

by Shannon Hong LaShawnDa Pittman (she/her), UW Associate Professor of American Ethnic Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, addresses the coping experiences of socially marginalized women, including Black women raising a second and third generation and those living with poor health outcomes. Her other research interests include social stratification and inequality; urban poverty; race and ethnicity; gender...

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December 8, 2022

Global Challenges speaker, Dean Spade, named “Freedom Scholar”

Dean Spade, Professor of Law at Seattle University (he/him/his)

The Honors Program is excited to congratulate our colleague at SPU, Dean Spade, for his recent recognition by the Casey Foundation as a “Freedom Scholar.” Spade, a renowned local lawyer/educator/activist/media-maker, spoke with Alexis Harris and Ben Danielson on political engagements in a “Post-2020” world, at Honors’ annual public Global Challenges event. Spade works to transform...

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November 30, 2022

Natalie Stagnone making a beautiful impact

portrait of Natalie Stagnone

We are so excited to see our beloved alumna, Natalie Stagnone, continuing to make change in the lives of her community in Thurston county. See what Natalie’s Departmental Honors project has evolved into and, most importantly, what her hard work and passion for inclusion is doing to build diverse, compassionate connections and opportunities in our...

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November 21, 2022

Watch/listen: “The Politics of Place and Care.”

Photo of Global Challenges hosts/speakers

This was our first year featuring students as both moderator and Q&A coordinator for Honors’ signature public event. Our livestream of the event was recorded and is a great way to understand the mission of Honors as a student-centered HUB of interdisciplinary problem-solving at the University of Washington. Never miss another Global Challenges (or other)...

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