Recognition for UW waste management

May 16, 2012

The UW has been awarded a gold medal for waste management by the National Association of Colleges and Universities [Food Services]. The recognition acknowledges the work of the UW Department of Housing & Food Services in reducing waste sent to landfills and increasing campus composting and recycling.

“Our program has come a long way since its early beginnings,” said Micheal Meyering, manager of Housing & Food Services.

Man finds humor in surplus at UW store and draws a crowd

April 26, 2012

When you have a master's degree in creative writing but end up working at the University of Washington's Surplus Store, you need an outlet for those creative juices.

Luckily for Eric Wahl, one of his jobs there is describing for the store's website all those no-longer-needed desks, chairs, microscopes and even baby grand pianos.

So a bunch of old TVs being sold at $15 to $25 each become not pedestrian electronics, but: