Undergrad Spotlights

Tuesday, 5 July.  A thousand words were definitely thought of. A sunset behind the AyaSofia and the Blue Mosque.

Nicholas Visser will be attending his foreign intrigue at the Jordan Times, Amman, Jordan. “From 12 June to 19 September I will be a traveling part of a global society, sent to observe, integrate and revel in all the culture…

Students produce podcast focused on UW college life

While recovering from a sickness last January, senior journalism major Rachel Solomon spent her time snuggled up in bed listening to radio talk shows like “This American Life” and local radio programs. Having always enjoyed listening to radio, the idea…

Students find blogging success eating on a budget

For Alana Garcia and Melissa Ferrer, fall quarter of 2009 seemed much like any other. Their schedules were loaded, and they had plenty of homework to do. However, they couldn’t foresee that one course they were taking together would result…

Panelists dispense advice to make resumes ‘pop’

Students who have not done internships before sometimes find themselves at a loss when it comes to knowing what to put on their resumes. Yet even without experience, there are still valuable skills they can include. On April 1, at the…

Hogue to present research at national conference

On April 15, Communication major Kristy Hogue will present her work at the 24th annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Missoula, Mont. Kristy is one of only six UW students attending this year’s NCUR conference. Hogue is an…

From back, clockwise are: Kaitlin Strohschein, Brionna Friedrich, Andrew Doughman, Lillian Tucker, and Maks Goldenshteyn. Eight students are interning this year at the Washington Legislature for regional media outlets.

Eight University of Washington students are working as full-time reporters during the 2010 Washington State Legislative Session. The annual internship program partners qualified students with media outlets around the region during winter quarter. Chantal Anderson, Northwest News Network Public Radio…

Media coverage of earthquake reflects  ‘disconnect,’ says Ph.D. student from Haiti

Manoucheka Celeste, a doctoral student in the UW Department of Communication, feels fragmented when she reflects on the earthquake in Haiti. “I approach all of this as sort of multiple personality,” Celeste said Tuesday, Jan. 19 as she spoke to…

Camille Elmore is Edward E. Carlson student leader

Undergraduate Camille Elmore was named a 2009 Edward E. Carlson Student Leader at UW, an award that recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued…

Tiia Koppel wins Lagrant scholarship

UW Communication senior Tiia Koppel is a 2009 recipient of a Lagrant Foundation Scholarship. She is one of 10 undergraduates from universities all over the United States to receive this prestigious award. Koppel traveled to New York City last spring…

Children play at a school in the rural town of Suong. Photo courtesy Kristin Okinaka

Sizzling meat on the street-side grills and zooming motorbikes that stop for no pedestrian are just a few of the many sounds in Phnom Penh. I ride on the back of a moto to the Cambodia Daily‘s office every Sunday…

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