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July 19, 2019

Summer in Seattle

If you are an admitted student who is moving to the city, or a prospective student visiting for the first time, summer in Seattle is hard to beat. Contrary to popular belief, it does not always rain in Seattle. In fact, come summer, the skies are bright blue, the temperatures are in the 70s and…


June 14, 2019

The MSDS Program: Year in Review

The end of the 2018-2019 academic year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It’s a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. It was an exciting year for the MSDS program! We received the largest number of applicants in our history, enrolled the biggest cohort to date,…


April 15, 2019

The U District

Seattle is a world-class city with more than 40 different neighborhoods, each with its own distinct charm. The University of Washington has called the U District neighborhood its home since 1893. An eclectic neighborhood of family-owned restaurants, as well as beautiful waterfront views and tree-lined streets, the U District is the neighborhood that many faculty…


April 5, 2019

Alumni Profile: Charles Duze

Alumni Profile: Charles Duze Undergraduate: Syracuse University Part-Time Student, Class of 2019 Current Employer: Zillow Tell us about a bit yourself. I was born in Benin City, Nigeria. At about 11 years old, I left home for the first time to go to a boarding school four hours away. Although extremely challenging at first, they…


February 25, 2019

Five Things to do in Seattle on a Rainy Day

Seattle is known for many things – the Space Needle, coffee, evergreens, and rain in the winter. However, in a city that embraces its notorious weather, there are plenty of ways you can explore the city, even when it is a little wet outside. Here are our five favorite things to do on a rainy…


November 6, 2018

First-Generation Graduate Students

Bronze W sculpture with blue skies and green trees in the background.

Every student who begins graduate school for the first time is faced with challenges. They encounter a new community of people and rigorous academic expectations. For first-generation graduate students, there are often added challenges and struggles. A first-generation graduate student is someone who is in the first generation of their family to earn a bachelor’s…