Monday Round-Up: Bill Gates Speaks On Paul Allen When Opening New UW Computer Science Building

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Monday, March 4 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

An Everlasting Relationship

On February 28, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stood at a podium speaking at a celebration event for the new computer science building at the University of Washington. The $110 million, 135,000 square-foot building is named after the Microsoft co-founder and his wife, Melinda Gates.

As Gates spoke so eloquently in front of the crowd, he recalled some fond memories with the late Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen. Gates talked about experiences he had with Allen sneaking into buildings on the UW campus and tinkering around with the school’s computers, which was a key step in the journey that led them to launch Microsoft in later years.

Geekwire.com reports that Gates displayed some obvious and rare emotion while talking about Allen. “It would have been great if Paul could have been here,” said Gates regarding his longtime business partner. “He deserves so much credit for what happened at Microsoft and for always believing in innovation and believing in the University of Washington. Hopefully he somewhere can appreciate the great development that is taking place here, somewhat in his honor.”

Allen was also a huge influence on UW’s computer science program, donating $14 million in 2003 to open the original building for the program. It was then renamed to the ‘Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering’ after Allen donated another $40 million to UW. Both Gates and Allen have made a large impact on the UW CSE program over the years.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from NFL.com writer Chase Goodbread, as he reports on the Seahawks incorporating a staring contest into one of their interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Time Travel With TuneIn

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Photos from inside the Seattle Seahawks' suite overlooking the Lucas Oil Stadium turf during Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, the first day of on-field workouts featuring some of college football's top professional prospects.

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