Helen Engle, who dedicated her life to preserving wild places, has died at age 93. She helped save many natural lands and served on environmental task forces and commissions. She studied nursing at Puget Sound and was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in 2011.
DID YOU KNOW? The Zimbabwean musical instrument mbira is sometimes called a thumb piano by Westerners, but it’s much more intricate to play than it sounds. Each mbira piece is unique, much like jazz, and the performance is expressive of the present moment.
Safe Space Kremwerk, an underground electronic music club in Seattle, carved out a niche by specializing in progressive dance music and drag shows—kings and queens—and declaring itself a safe space for the queer community. Associate Manager and Queer Programming Director Jeanne-Marie Joubert ’15 makes sure of it.