Co-Events: What was going on in the world at the same time...


Discussions on the Quad related to various signs were influenced by information given to people in the media on a variety of campus, local, national, and world events that took place contemporaneously. Below is a list of those which were most significant:

University of Washington
Winter Quarter
Campus event: Flirting 101 class taught at University of Washington Experimental College


January 1
National event: Kirk Nugent’s “Signs of the Times (I Need You to Remember Part 4)” released on youtube

January 6
National event: the Constitution of the United States is read aloud on the floor of the US House of Representatives for the first time in history  

January 8
National event: a congresswoman is injured and a US district court judge and six bystanders are killed in gun attack in Tuscon, Arizona

January 11

January 12
Campus news: Residence Hall Student Association approves resolution in support of gender neutral housing options in UW dormitories

January 13
Campus event: UW Housing and Food Services holds Custodian Appreciation Day
World event: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council rules Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” too offensive for broadcast because of use of the word “faggot”

January 14
World event: the Tunisian government falls as part of the so-called “Arab Spring”

January 15
January 18
National event: Sargent Shriver dies

January 19

January 20
World event: Sexy Cora, German pornographic actress, dies at 23 from a heart attack minutes into her sixth breast-enlargement surgery

January 21

January 23

January 24
World event: terrorist bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia

January 26
Campus event: Some Faculty Upset With Nature Of Humans Vs. Zombies Game In Light Of Tucson Shooting

World news: number of world internet users reaches 2 billion

February 2
World event: American reporters Andersen Cooper and Katie Couric are attacked by protesters in Egypt

February 4
Science event: scientists reveal a tiny artificial brain, derived from rat neurons, that exhibits 12 seconds of short-term memory

February 5

Internet event: Anonymous hacks a security firm investigating it

February 10

February 11
World event: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns as part of the so-called “Arab Spring”

February 16
National event: a computer called Watson beats human contestants on the game show Jeopardy

February 17
National event: a hummingbird-like "Nano Air Vehicle" is demonstrated for the first time, in an attempt to secure a DARPA contract to create small surveillance aircraft

February 18

February 22

Internet event: Mr. Freeman (parts 59, 60 and 61) posted on youtube

February 23
National event: an embarrassing phone conversation Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has with a man impersonating wealthy donor to his election campaign, David Koch, is made public

February 24
Campus event: Everybody Every Body Fashion Show held in Kane Hall to promote body acceptance and eating-disorder awareness

February 26
National event: 70,000-100,000 protest state budget cuts in Madison, Wisconsin, the largest labor protest in US history

February 28
Campus event: Gay Bisexual Lesbian Transgender Commission Ninth Annual Drag Competition held at Meany Hall

March 4
Campus event: Asian Student Commission Talent Show held

Cultural event: premiere of the film The Adjustment Bureau

March 10
Internet event: The Wayseer Manifesto video posted to youtube

March 11
National event: iPad2 released
World event: earthquake and tsunami strike Japan

March 14

Internet event: Anonymous leaks Bank of America Corp. documents

March 17
World event: the United Nations Security Council creates a no-fly zone over Libya as part of the so-called “Arab Spring”

March 18
Cultural event: premiere of the film Limitless

March 26
March 29

April 1
Cultural event: premiere of the film Source Code

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