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Lezley McSpadden reads from her memoir, “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil, The Life, Legacy and Love of My Son Michael Brown," during a MORAL MONDAYS at SU forum, with moderator Vivian Philips.
Lezley McSpadden reads from her memoir, “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil, The Life, Legacy and Love of My Son Michael Brown," during a MORAL MONDAYS at SU forum, with moderator Vivian Philips.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:30 AM
Lezley McSpadden has told the story of her son, Michael Brown, many times since the 18-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer two years ago in Ferguson, Missouri. She shared fond memories of his life and the effect his death had on her and the Black Lives Matter movement during  MORAL MONDAYS at SU on Oct. 17.
  • Seattle U undocumented student finds swastika drawing slipped under door
    When Donald Trump took the 2016 presidential election, then Seattle University Student Government president Carlos Rodriguez came out very publicly about his undocumented immigrant status.
  • Capitol Hill track star donates Spotlight Grant to Treehouse for Kids

    Northwest School senior Tibebu “Tibs” Proctor has gone to great lengths to make a life here in Seattle. So, when the high school athlete was named Washington’s Boys Cross Country Player of the Year, he used $10,000 in grant money from Gatorade to support a nonprofit similar to the one that helped him in Ethiopia.

  • New Seattle U basketball coach promises winning fun

    “Seattle loves winners.”
    New Seattle University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford said as much in his introductory press conference on Thursday morning.
    “And our teams are going to win,” he said.

  • Eldridge Tire building receives landmark status
    The old Eldridge Tire Company building on Broadway has been granted Seattle landmark status, which will require some creative design work when the time comes for redevelopment.
  • Potential progress on troubled pathway through Lowell Elementary

    The Seattle Department of Transportation had planned to have a permanent solution for a popular pathway running through Lowell Elementary by the end of November.
    Now into February, progress is or isn’t being made, depending on whether the question is being directed at SDOT or Seattle Public Schools.

  • Undocumented: Seattle U student president afraid for family

    When the Capitol Hill Times first interviewed Seattle University Student Government president Carlos Rodriguez on Jan. 18, he had made his status as an undocumented student public in a statement on the 2016 Elections three months before. 

  • Two Seattle Central Broadway properties up for landmarks review

    Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nominations for two Broadway properties owned by Seattle Central College on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Seattle Central is seeking to redevelop the properties by selling or leasing them to a developer. The request for a landmarks hearing was made to determine if the properties might have any limitations, according to Seattle Central spokesman David Sandler.

  • Reykdal takes office, dismisses Dorn lawsuit
    As one of his first acts as state schools superintendent, Chris Reykdal has undone one of the final acts of his predecessor, Randy Dorn.
  • Seattle U continuing Central District business support with $500K grant
    Seattle University will use a three-year $500,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to continue work started this summer to support Central District businesses as they seek to grow and thrive in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary to pilot Home from School program
    With a high rate of students in the city experiencing homelessness and unstable housing, the school district and Seattle Housing Authority have been developing a new partnership over the last several years to provide better coordination of services for children and their families.
  • Community strategizes fixes to issues around pathway near Lowell Elementary
    Tensions were high at the outset of a community meeting hosted by the Seattle transportation department Tuesday at Lowell Elementary regarding the sudden closure of an adjacent pathway over discarded needles and homeless campers, but ended with parents, teachers and neighbors finding some common ground for solving the problem.
  • Mother of Michael Brown speaking at Seattle U on Oct. 17
    The mother of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen killed by a police officer in the city of Ferguson back in August 2014, will speak at Seattle University on Monday, Oct. 17, as a guest of MORAL MONDAYS at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter initiative at the university.
  • Seattle U president says Jesuit school to fight NLRB jurisdiction
    Rather than allow Seattle University adjunct and contingent faculty the right to unionize, university president Stephen V. Sundborg released a video on Friday, explaining why Seattle U is seeking a court decision to determine if the NLRB unconstitutionally asserted jurisdiction over the jesuit school.
  • Seattle Central celebrates 50 years
    In recognition of its 50 years as an educational institution and hotspot for social activism, Seattle Central College held a civil march around its Capitol Hill campus on Thursday, Sept. 22.
  • Lowell PTA reports feces left on school playground
    A member of the Partners at Lowell School School PTA contacted police last week, after a woman allegedly left feces on a bridge connecting two play structures at the Capitol Hill elementary school on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
  • First Place Scholars receives grant for major improvements
    First Place School experiences many challenges with the families and students it serves. Through a $100,000 Large Projects grant through the Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund and a $110,450 community match, much-needed repairs are on the way. 
  • NLRB confirms count: Seattle U non-tenured faculty to unionize
    While Seattle University celebrates its 125th year, its non-tenured faculty is celebrating the 73-63 deciding vote to unionize, which was verified Friday by the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Garfield High School locked down after nearby shooting
    Nearby Garfield High School was placed on temporary lockdown after a 17-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder outside the Garfield Community Center near 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street.
  • After testing new safety dispatching technology with students and employees last year, Seattle University ordered a service upgrade from React Mobile for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lowell Elementary path closes over drug needles
    Former Lowell Elementary parent Katy Banahan says a student hasn’t yet been stuck with a used needle along a pathway running through the school campus, chalking it up to luck more than efforts to keep the area clear of drug paraphernalia and used prophylactics. 
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