Archive for 2017

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Seattle J-Term: first time is the charm for students

It’s taken me four trips to Seattle to see Mt. Rainier, but students got to see the monster peak on only Day 2 of their first time in Seattle!

Visiting with history: Bainbridge Island

We took advantage of a rare bluebird sky day in Seattle to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, the site of some of Seattle’s most important economic and social history. Bainbridge was a key in Washington State’s timber industry and Seattle would look very different today if Bainbridge’s lumber had not been so available […]

Seattle J-Term: Amazon’s creativity in retailing & standing out from the crowd, by Shelby Pankratz

    First thing in the morning we set off for Amazon headquarters. We met our Seattle site-host, Kari Petrasek ’93 downtown, before hopping on a street car which sent us directly north to Amazon’s Houdini building. After checking in and watching one Amazonian after another start their work day with their dog in tow […]

Seattle J-Term Gusties Connect course off and running

After so many months of planning, the Seattle J-Term course is here! “Needle in a Haystack: Innovation in Seattle” explores creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in a variety of organizations where Gusties either work or collaborate. Walking around the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood when we arrived offered proof of the passion for great local food and […]