Office of Student Financial Aid corrects outdated, charged reference to Northeast China

UW's Schmitz Hall

Schmitz Hall on the University of Washington campus houses both the International Student Services and Student Financial aid administrative offices. The departments are working to eliminate all outdated references to Northeast China. (Photo by Sarah Corn)

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Two University of Washington offices are updating a scholarship’s antiquated and potentially offensive reference to a region still recovering from occupation at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army.

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA), in conjunction with International Student Services (ISS), is changing the term “Manchuria” to “Northeast China” in all literature relating to the Statira Biggs Scholarship, after Chinese international students raised concerns about the scholarship’s unclear, culturally insensitive application criteria.

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Interactive art project on campus challenges how we frame sexual violence

They Did

One side of the canvas asks visitors, “What will you personally do to do better for the victims?” Participants write their responses as students make their way to class outside of the Allen libraries. (Photo by Lucas Boland)

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Parent. Coworker. Tinder date. Classmate. Priest. Dentist. Teacher. Colleague. Boyfriend. Manager. Stranger. Grandfather. Police officer. Cousin. Doctor. Best friend.

People from every corner of American society were featured on canvas panels outside Allen Library last week, as survivors stepped up with marker in hand to answer the question “Who perpetrated sexual violence/harassment against you?”

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Engaging conflict at the 2017 International Comics Arts Forum conference

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The conflicts that generated rousing, unexpected, and occasionally contentious discussions at The International Comic Arts Forum’s (ICAF) 2017 conference this past weekend left attendees with hard but hopeful questions for future studies.

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Meet comic book legends at free academic conference

ICAF 2017

Courtesy Design by Jim Woodring

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You too can join forces with a foundational Japanese manga creator, an award-winning Peruvian comics journalist, a Fantagraphics Books co-founder, a local cartoonist, a comic book rock star, and a league of international comics speakers.

Their elusive annual headquarters, the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) conference is free to attend and open to the public Nov. 2-4 in the HUB.

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From protests to provost

Jerry Baldasty

Courtesy photo of outgoing University of Washington provost Gerald “Jerry” Baldasty.

Reflections on a half-decade of service

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In the fall of 1968, amid reactions to the Black Student Union’s sit-in at then-President Charles Odegaard’s offices and mounting unrest over the Vietnam War, freshman Gerald J. “Jerry” Baldasty entered his very first classroom at the UW.

Looking back on that time from his Gerberding Hall office, now-retiring Provost Baldasty marveled at the trajectory his UW career has taken, describing the almost-50-year journey from student to senior administrator as “transformative.”

“Coming from a working-class family in eastern Washington, who would have thought [I]’d ever become a provost or even a faculty member,” Baldasty said.

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Stigma, mental health and U(W): #Metoo, now what?

Me Too, Now What

Illustration by Andrew Estey

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If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis, the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800-656-HOPE is free, confidential, and available 24/7. In an emergency, call 911. More support resources are listed below.

Y’all, it’s been a week.

As obviously necessary as it has been to see the rank infection of systematic sexual abuse finally made visible, the last seven days of emotional pin-ball has left me teetering near the edge of perpetual exhaustion.

For those who participated in last week’s #metoo hashtag resurgence, either aloud or in silence, the unpredictable and inescapable reminders of something deeply, personally painful can be a double-edge sword.

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Stigma, mental health, and U(W): generic gaslighting part four

Stigma Mental Health and UW

Illustration by Madeline Kernan

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Welcome to part four in the the saga of generic Concerta drug substitutions. The information in part three (part two and part one for those just joining us) raised several questions about pharmacy-level processes for generics that today’s column will start to answer. But first, a little housekeeping from last time.

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