@UW April 19


My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: University of Washington

Location: Seattle WA

American’s don’t have the best grasp of geography. Buzzfeed recently put Americans’ geographical knowledge to the test with a survey in which participants had to write in countries’ names on a blank European political map. Unfortunately, they didn’t fare too well, but some of their responses are hilarious (or hilariously mis-informed). One example is below.

americans-place-european-countries-on-map-25

I also found a list of that ranked the Top 25 Universities in the world to study geography. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 36 individual subjects including geography, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2015/geography

Only 3 universities listed were in the United States including the University of Washington. All three US Colleges were on the west coast.

The University of Washington, commonly referred to as simply Washington, UW, or informally U-Dub, is a public flagship research university in Seattle, WA. Founded in 1861, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast.

Aerial-campus UW

Link to UW Georgraphy Department page is found below:

https://geography.washington.edu/

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