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March 22, 2020

The Director’s Welcome – Winter 2020

One of the greatest lessons the University of Washington tries to instill is that of resiliency.  These unprecedented times are certainly testing all of our resiliencies with each day bringing new information, new challenges, and new real impacts on our personal lives and those around us.  As they always have, and will continue to do,…


Bubba’s Bulletin – Winter 2020

Hey y’all.  The end of any academic quarter comes with looks of exhaustion and anxiety from many of our students.  The quarter system can be brutal…not only in the classroom, but for student leaders who are trying to accomplish their goals, plan programs, enhance services, and serve the campus community.  10 weeks comes and goes…


Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Biava, 1999-2000 ASUW President

What was your most memorable UW class? Why? Linguistics 404, “Indo-European,” where I learned one of my favorite bits of trivia: the English word “royal” and the Hindi word “raj” share the same root. Great, creative class about human thought that argues for strong humanities funding. Who is your hero? Why? If forced to choose,…


Student Spotlight: Maggie Dunham Jordahl, 2019-20 GPSS Vice President of External Affairs

What is your position with GPSS and what are some of your current responsibilities?I am the Vice President of External Affairs for GPSS, and I represent the 15,000 graduate students at UW at the local, state, and federal level. I have been working in Olympia this legislative session to advocate for our student population at…


May 20, 2019

The Director’s Welcome – Spring 2019

Springtime marks some of the busiest and most exciting times of our entire year for the HUB. The sun finally makes its appearance and so do election campaign signs. Yes it’s a cliché, but I’m always amazed at how time flies for our students. I feel like our current ASUW and GPSS students were just…


Bubba’s Bulletin – Spring 2019

Pure, unadulterated joy…with a twinge of sadness. The end of yet another school year is upon us and in just a matter of weeks, campus will be filled with students in cap and gown, with their families in tow. It’s a wonderful time of year because many of our student leaders (GPSS, ASUW, RSOs, student…


Alumni Spotlight: Chris Laws, GPSS 2001-04 Executive Senator

What was your most memorable UW class? The most memorable class I took at UW would have to be a graduate class on the stars of our galaxy back in 2000, taught by Suzanne Hawley (now serving as the Divisional Dean for Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences) — it was a…


Student Spotlight: Catarina (Cat) Ratajczak, ASUW 2018-19 Student Food Coop Co-Manager

What is your position with the ASUW Student Food Coop (SFC) and what are some of your current responsibilities? My position with the ASUW SFC is a co-manager along with Emma D’Orazio. I currently work to create an environment on campus that promotes education about, and access to, sustainable, ethical, local food. This takes shape…


February 26, 2019

The Director’s Welcome – Winter 2019

There is no denying winter is here as UW was blanketed in snow for most of February. In fact, this is the most snow campus has seen since 1949, which also happens to be the year the HUB first opened (originally called the Associated Students Memorial Union). It is 70 years later and the main…


Bubba’s Bulletin – Winter 2019

Hey, y’all. Some people ask me how I am able to keep up with what’s happening in the lives of former students, and while I wish I could declare it is due to a brilliant and diligent mind, it really is aided by things like holiday cards, birth announcements and such. Thankfully, this is magnified…


Alumni Spotlight: Thom Gunn, ASUW 1968-69 President

What was your most memorable UW class? Well, I can’t single it out to one. I took all of the best classes, and zeroed in on all of the best instructors. One of the best classes I took was Modern English History with Giovanni Costigan. From my research, Dr. Costigan was the greatest history teacher…


HUB Student Spotlight: Kelsey Hood, GPSS 2018-19 Vice President of External Affairs

What are your goals as VP of External Affairs? My primary objective as Vice President of External Affairs is to make graduate and professional students a bigger part of the higher education conversations taking place on and off campus. I am extremely passionate about highlighting the importance of graduate education because we provide education to…


GPSS Resource Fair

On October 18, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) partnered with Core Programs (Office of Graduate Student Affairs) to host UW’s first-ever GPSS Resource Fair. Held in the HUB Lyceum, the fair provided tabling services as well as refreshments, entertainment, and free swag for the 300 graduate and professional students who attended the event….


Humble Feast

On November 16, the ASUW Student Food Cooperative (SFC) celebrated its annual Fall Humble Feast in the University of Washington’s Intellectual House. This year, nearly 250 students and faculty dined together in support of affordable, locally-sourced, ethically produced food. Cooked and served entirely by ASUW SFC and student volunteers, the four-course meal consisted of butternut,…


HUB Highlight: Revolution & Evolution

In honor of the the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 50th anniversary, the HUB is currently showcasing Revolution & Evolution, a historical exhibit reflecting the resilient voices and actions taken by the Black Student Union. In 1968, the OMA&D emerged as a direct result of a BSU sit-in that challenged the mistreatment of…



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