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November 28, 2019

November 2019 – BI student featured in Undergraduate Academic Affairs story

Auston Jimmicum grew up in Neah Bay and is part of the Makah Tribe. When he was in 2nd grade, Alternative Spring break visited his elementary school. That was the first time he had met college students. Fast forward to 2019, Jimmicum is now a senior majoring in law, justice and societies and minoring in American…


May 15, 2019

May 2019 – BI student runs for Vice President in ASUW elections

ASUW elections encourage voting and civic engagement on campus, while also giving students the opportunity to demonstrate and refine their leadership abilities. Voting for this year’s election ends tonight (5/15) at 11:45pm. We at the BI are rooting for our very own, D’andre Garcia-Stubbs. His action items include increasing additional Husky Leadership opportunities, providing transfer…


April 2019 – Robert T. and Nancy J. Wright Scholar Scholarship awarded to BI Student

We at the BI are proud to recognize Caleb Yates for being awarded the Robert T. and Nancy J. Wright Scholar Scholarship! Caleb is an Astronomy and Applied Physics major that hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and one day work for a private space company. Congratulations! Learn more: https://www.washington.edu/omad/celebration/recognition-scholarship-recipients/2019-celebration-scholarship-recipients/


April 17, 2019

April 2019 – First Brotherhood Student to be Recognized by Husky 100

Originally published April 17, 2019: The Husky 100 recognizes 100 University of Washington students for making the most of their UW experience. The Brotherhood Initiative is proud to announce Marquis J. Wright as the first BI student to be a part of it! To learn more about Marquis or the Husky 100, click the link…


March 11, 2019

March 2019 – BI featured in the Seattle Times

Originally published March 8, 2019: A pilot program at the University of Washington is finding ways to better support black and brown male students, who often find the campus isolating and unsupportive, and who graduate at lower rates. Read the full story here: https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/do-i-belong-here-uws-brotherhood-initiative-wants-to-improve-support-men-of-color/


August 22, 2018

August 2018 – Brotherhood Initiative scholar kidney research highlighted

Rising junior and a member of the inaugural cohort of the Brotherhood Initiative, Wade Washington is determined to become a transplant surgeon after receiving a kidney transplant himself. This story that was hosted on the University of Washington’s homepage, highlights Wade’s story and his success now as a student at the University. Wade, along with…


July 24, 2018

June 2018 – UW Today: Brotherhood Initiative study abroad students highlighted

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.  But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S….


March 20, 2017

April 2017 – BI Faculty Director to deliver Samuel E. Kelly Lecture

Dr. Joe Lott to deliver 2017 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Friday, April 7. RSVP by March 30.  Click here for full details about the event.


September 26, 2016

August 2016 – BI Research Associate in the news

Dr. Ismael Fajardo, Research Associate with the Brotherhood Initiative, is highlighted in the Yakima Herald.  Click here to view the full story.


June 24, 2016

June 2016 – BI highlighted in Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The Brotherhood Initiative at the University of Washington Looks to Boost Graduation Rates



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