Our Back Pages Archive
A new look at Denny Hall.
A historic look back at the former President's Mansion.
Dismantling UW's nuclear reactor.
Pack Hall stands as a reminder of those who labored in the forest.
Remembering when the Queen came to campus.
From controversy to regional treasure, the history of the Burke-Gilman trail.
Faced with a fiscal crisis and the threat of closure, 1870s-era UW received an unexpected gift.
The amazing adventures of the school's Washington Elm tree (and it's "son" and "grandson").
When eight protestors blocked the 520 bridge on Feb. 18 2003 they sparked memories of the first freeway protest ever held.
50 years later—remembering the last time the men's basketball team made the Final Four.
The college offers up an official goodbye to Hello Lane, a concept that never really took for students.
As part of our feature on the restoration of Suzzallo library we asked readers to share their favorite Suzzallo memories.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first public art museum in the state of WashingtonUW's Henry Art Gallery, founded by Horace C. Henry in 1926.
10 years ago, the 1991 season for UW's football team was a sweet highlight in the long history of the program.
The World Trade Center, horrifically destroyed on Sept. 11, were designed by UW alumnus Minoru Yamasaki, '34.
Bow Down to Washington, one of the most famous fight songs in the land, was the creation of a college drop-out who couldn't read music.
The U-PASS transport pass and merchant discount program in one cardhas been successful beyond its creators' expectations.
The ASUW's Experimental College, founded in 1968 as a source for non-traditional courses such as "Beginning Palmistry," has come a long way in 33 years.
Technological change and urban lights have left the UW campus observatory a charming but ill-maintained historic relic.
Just after the Kent State University killings in 1970, KUOW became Radio Free Seattle as students occupied the station and took over the programming.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made his only visit to the Pacific Northwest and spoke at Meany Hall on Nov. 9, 1961, merely a week before the better-remembered visit of President John F. Kennedy.
UW's married student housing complex at Sand Point, originally built as temporary officers' quarters for the Sand Point Naval Air Station, is being torn down and rebuilt as "Radford Court."
At the turn of the last century, the University solved a pressing shortage of student housing by building Lewis and Clark Halls, UW's first residence halls.
A spirited article in the Daily presaged an on-field riot and the tearing down of the west goal posts at Husky Stadium one game day 10 years ago.
In 1962 UW students mounted a huge protest movement to preserve brick pathways in the Quad. Eventually UW officials agreed to their demands.
Remembering the University Golf Course, a sweet, nine-hole layout that for 3-1/2 decades hugged more than half a mile of Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut.
There aren't many UW alumni who win the Medal of Honor, write a best-selling book and have Robert Conrad portray them in a TV series. In fact, there is only one: World War II Fighter Pilot Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.
Sophomore Marshall W. Gill, son of Seattle Mayor Hiram Gill, won the a prize for his 1920 designincorporating the columns into a Sylvan Theater.
The 1987 collapse of the newly built addition to Husky Stadium may have drawn more attention, but one of the most painful crashes at the UW that year happened in Loew Hall.
A special, on-line version of our 90th anniversary edition includes excerpts from Columns spanning this century. Our pages speak not only of Husky Stadium or the "Quad," but of a World War I gas attack, the Summer of Love on "Hippie Hill," McCarthy-style hearings and the day the Nazis marched into Paris. Contributors include Ernest Hemingway, Sarah Bernhardt, Charles Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Don James, Henry Suzzallo, Betty McDonaldand thousands of everyday alumni.