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Recent Alumni News

Humanities First recently did a Q&A with a former CHID major: Maureen Trantham, who is the Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy and Social Impact & Philanthropy Operations at Sesame Workshop. The Q&A and the link to the interview can be found below: ___ Article Page: [Humanities First Interviewer] Tell us a bit about your job (e.… Read more
I got to experience CHID hospitality for the first time in Autumn 2006. As a new member of the Husky Marching Band, I was on campus nearly two weeks before the start of the term, I didn’t know any of the good spots on campus, and there wasn’t much student activity on campus yet. I had taken to wandering campus to scope out possible majors and hang-out spots, and I found out very quickly that Padelford Hall was…a maze. After peeking in dozens of offices without seeing people and taking what… Read more
What moves you to help others? Many of us care about social justice, equity, gender equity, and human rights. This helpful spirit certainly comes from a good place but we have to also be asking critical questions of our good intentions and what “help” means to people in the global south especially when it’s coming from those from the global north. These discussions are more important than ever in our complex and unequal world and these are the conversations we had while in Ghana this last… Read more
Alumni The CHID Alumni Advisory Board welcomed two new members, Marie Shimada (‘14) and Karan Grewal (‘16), and is saying farewell to longtime member Sunshine Eversull (‘06). Welcome aboard, Marie and Karan, and thank you for your many years of service, Sunny! The board is excited to launch their new Alumni Mentorship ProgramRead more
I was a chiddie from day one. Seriously, the first class of the first day of my first year at UW, I walked into Prof. Christina Wygant’s class on feminism in literature. I knew within a few weeks that I wanted to be a part of whatever Christina was a part of, and anyone else who has ever had the pleasure of being her student knows the exact care and passion she teaches with. Thankfully, she’s not the only one. Anyone who has ever taken a CHID class at all knows that there’s something unique and… Read more
Calling All Alumni! On the 23rd and 24th of May, CHID celebrated its 40th Anniversary. This remarkable occasion brought together alumni, students, faculty, and staff (including faculty and staff who no longer work in CHID!) to discuss the role of CHID in today’s political climate and celebrate the accomplishments of CHID students and alumni. We intently listened to Kathleen Belew (Assistant Professor in History at University of Chicago) present on her new book,… Read more
As part of CHID's 40th Anniversary and departmentalization, we are excited to announce the launch of The CHID Store, where you can now purchase CHID merchandise! Along with the opportunity to wear CHID swag, all proceeds from your purchase will be donated to our Friends of CHID Fund. The Friends of CHID Fund supports our… Read more
Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00 – 9:00 PM in HUB 145 CHID’s 40th Anniversary Keynote & Reception To register for this event, please visit the event page. Kathleen Belew (CHID ’05) will give the keynote, “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America,” followed by a celebratory reception at 7:00 PM. During the reception, the CHID Alumni Advisory Board will be… Read more
Sol (a.k.a. Solzilla) just dropped Soon Enough, his fourth studio album! With over 30,000 followers on SoundCloud, Sol is a chiddie who's made a big splash in the music industry—as a completely independent, self-promoted Seattle artist! After being awarded the Bonderman Travel Fellowship in 2012 Sol visited 10 countries in 10 months, including his… Read more