A Northwest University student took first place at the World Universities Debating Championships in Greece. Kudos to Marlene Pierce for the big win. I promise to never get in an argument with her. Good news is now I know who to consult for advice on debating household chores with my children.
(photo credit: Rotary Club of Kirkland)
The Rotary Club of Kirkland and its Foundation recently supported the World Bicycle Relief with a $5000 donation. WBR supports citizens of developing countries gain increased mobility giving access to education, health care, employment, and basic necessities. Many recipients are young women with only their own feet for transportation. Way to think globally, Rotary of Kirkland.
(photo credit: Google)
Governor Inslee and Congresswoman DelBene were in town to celebrate Google's expansion here that doubled its size to 375,000 square feet and spans four buildings. The Kirkland campus is home to engineering teams working on high profile Google products such as Hangouts, Cloud, Chrome and Ads. The new space has features such as a human-size nest and skylight, hideaway ‘cave’ areas, offices, cafe and micro-kitchens, living roof deck, dog-friendly offices, cooking classes, and crepe-making room. And of course they already had fitness, massage centers and a climbing wall. I'm sending my application in right now because it just sounds fun to work there. Maybe I can make their crepes or clean the nest. Never mind that makes it sounds just like home. But it is cool that Google is innovating for the planet and also for their employees and community- thanks for leading the way!