Proposal

No annual report

Introduction

Proposal ID 2015-046
Submitted January 16, 2015
Owner Student_Publications
Department Student Publications
Category Collaborative
Funding Status Fully Funded
Metric Score None

Contacts

Primary
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Diana Kramer
  • Director/Student Publications
  • kramerd@uw.edu
  • 2065437666
  • Box 353720
Budget
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Tom Yoo
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • ty6@u.washington.edu
  • 206.685.8449
  • Box 353720
Dean
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Lincoln Johnson
  • Associate Vice President and Director, Student Life and HUB
  • llj@uw.edu
  • 206.221.6323
  • HUB 305F

Descriptions

Abstract

What started last year as a very modest proposal has exploded, reaching thousands of Chinese students on campus via radio programs, podcasts and an e-newsletter. Originally aired two nights a week on Rainy Dawg Radio, HUA Voice now offers programs 7 p.m. to midnight, 5 nights per week. The programs help connect Mandarin-speaking students to each other, and help them find and better use important campus resources including libraries, career center and the IMA. In addition, shows and the e-newsletter help them navigate life in the Pacific Northwest: how to order at Starbucks, how to order and enjoy food other than Asian cuisine, where to find good Asian cuisine near campus, how to rent a car, the ins and outs of skiing.

Demand has already outstripped our single modest studio. HUA Voice has more than 40 active participants, and more want to join. We want to create a duplicate studio to be used by other groups within Student Publications (The Daily, The Daily Double Shot and Husky Media), as well as other language-based groups that will come in the next wave.

Category Justification

Thousands of International students attend the UW. The largest number are from China. They have many questions about life in Seattle: how to eat an American hamburger, how to follow a Huskies football game, where to find resources and activities on campus, in Seattle and beyond. The radio shows help answer questions and provide means for International students to more fully enjoy their student experience. HUA-Voice Radio has 47 students involved to date, and more on a waiting list. We know their work, aired in Mandarin and other southeast Asian languages, is heard by thousands of students and staff, as well as the broader community.

HUA-Voice Radio perfectly complements other components of student media because it's for students, by students. Duplicating the modest investment of last year will further help bridge the cultural gap. We are seeking Fast Track approval of this request because the studio is already in high demand, and more students within Student Publications want to create podcasts. Having a duplicate studio right away would help tremendously.

Background

The University of Washington recruits world-wide. Thousands of International students attend the UW. For some, the cultural differences between Seattle and their homeland are stark and baffling. More open communication can help bridge the gap and build stronger ties between International students, US students, and the UW.

The largest number are from China. They have many questions about life in Seattle: how to eat an American hamburger, how to follow a Huskies football game, where to find resources and activities on campus, in Seattle and beyond.

Just a little over one year ago we were approached by a group of students from China who had formed HUA-Voice Radio. Originally they produced audio programs and aired them two nights per week, 4 hours at a time, on Rainy Dawg Radio. They wanted to expand and quickly discovered that Rainy Dawg could not accommodate their request. Student Publications established a studio with the support of STF last year. We found we could manage the streaming aspect of the shows, as well as hosting the content to be available at all times. We helped HUA Voice create a website at www.huavoiceuw.com. HUA Voice arranged with qingting.fm (Chinese Tune-in Radio) to stream the content across China, as well as in the US. It's the first content produced in the US to be available in China.

Further, close proximity has fueled cooperation and collaboration between HUA-Voice Radio students and The Daily Double Shot video students. HUA-Voice Radio students are helping The Daily Double Shot students improve the audio quality of videos. The Daily Double Shot students will help train HUA-Voice Radio students in video. Some stories can be well-told in either audio, or video, or print. Bringing together students with strong experience and a varied background helps raise overall quality, as well as foster improved relationships and greater cross-cultural collaboration.

HUA Voice Radio is developing exactly as we hoped it would: create another opportunity for students to participate in student-run, student-led, media. As of Dec. 1 the group had produced 284 shows, which had been listened to more than 15,500 times, in addition to the live shows aired via Rainy Dawg Radio. International students are finding their home here. More will come. Having two studios to accommodate them represent a modest, worthy investment.

Benefits to Students and the University

The benefits stemming from this modest proposal are three-fold: Give students real-world audio experience and skills in telling better stories; helping listening students feel more at home at the UW and in Seattle; and helping to further support the University of Washington as a welcoming environment for non-native English speakers. We believe this will translate into a stronger identification of themselves as Huskies, regardless of where they eventually live.

Departmental Endorsements

This proposal is endorsed by the Director of Student Publications and by HUA-Voice Radio, as well as by the student leadership of Student Publications, the Editor in Chief and the Advertising Manager.

Installation Timeline

We are seeking an expedited time line so the equipment can be purchased and installed this month. Our need has already outstripped the single studio. The equipment could be purchased, installed and fully functional within 10 days of decision.

Resources Provided by Department

Student Publications provides the space, power, connectivity, insurance and maintenance for this equipment. It can provide training for the students, as needed, to successfully operate it to its fullest capability. By working within the umbrella of Student Publications, this proposal would benefit from professional oversight. We have established a procedure to track sponsors and financial details, and have incorporated HUA-Voice Radio team members into the advertising department. They are reaching out to potential sponsors to help underwrite operating costs.

Access Restrictions (if any)

This equipment is available to students 24/7, while maintained in a secure location.

Student Endorsements

Dear STF Committee:
My name is Yunfei and I am the founder of HUA Voice Radio. We thank the committee to approve our studio at the student publication office. Now that we are offering professional radio shows in Chinese five hours a day, five days a week. We have great amount of audience both within and outside of the university. Since we are a team with almost 40 people on staff and we are ambitious to further expand the operation hours to better support the Chinese speaking students community, we would really love to produce even higher quality shows. This may create a possibility that two teams have to use the studio at the same time. It would be great if we could have one more studio. Additionally, when we are doing live shows in one of the studios, it may improve the live show quality if another studio could be used to monitor the live show. We are also looking forward to helping and working with international student groups from other countries or languages to use this space and produce their own audio shows. As Student Publication expands, a second studio would increase our convenience in many perspectives. We have already made good use of our first studio and we would continue managing our new equipment well.

Yunfei Zhao
Communication Major/Education, Learning and Society Minor Alumnus, University of Washington
Graduation Date: 06/13/2014

Items

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
Audio Lab

Allen & Heath XB-14 2 Radio Broadcast Mixer

$954.02 1 $954.02
Description

Available from B&H Photo Video: B&H # ALXB142

Inputs
Mono Channel Microphone Input (XLR): +6 to -63 dBu for Nominal (+17 dBu Maximum)
Mono Channel Line Input (TRS Jack Socket): +10 to -26 dBu (+30 dBu Maximum)
Stereo Input (TRS Jack and RCA Sockets): 0 dBu Nominal (Control = Off to +10 dBu)
Telco Channel Input (XLR): +10 to -26 dBu (+30 dBu Maximum)

Outputs
PGM L/R Outputs (XLR): +4 dBu Nominal (+25 dBu Maximum)
PGM Mono Output (RCA Phono): 0 dBu Nominal (+21 dBu Maximum)
Aux Output (Jack Socket: 0 dBu Nominal (+21d Bu Maximum)
Mix B, Audition and CRM Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu Nominal (+21 dBu Maximum)
Telco Output (XLR): 0 dBu Nominal (+21 dBu Maximum)

USB Audio CODEC:
USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 Compliant 16 bit
Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz

THD + N
Microphone in to PGM L/R Out, 0 dB Gain 1 kHz + 10 dBu Out: 0.001%

Noise
Microphone Pre EIN @ Maximum Gain 150R Input Z: 22 Hz-22 kHz, -124 dBu
PGM Out, PGM Fader Nominal: 22 Hz-22 kHz, -100 dBu
Aux Out, Alt Out, Rec Out Nominal: 22 Hz-22 kHz, <-85 dBu Audition out, Mix B out = 0, 22 Hz-22 kHz < -100 dBu

Crosstalk / Attenuation
Mono fader attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -95/-95
Mono ON switch attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -95/-95
TELCO fader attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -95/-95
TELCO ON switch attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -95/-95
Stereo fader attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -95/-90
Stereo ON switch attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1k Hz/10 kHz -95/-95
PGM fader attenuation (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -100/-95
TELCO clean-feed isolation from I/P (dB relative to +10 dBu) 1 kHz/10 kHz -55/-40
Stereo separation, L in to PGM R out. dBr 1 kHz/10 kHz -70/-50

Headroom
Analogue Headroom from Nominal (OVu) Outputs: 21 dB
Analogue Headroom from Nominal (OVu) Mix Point: 24 dB
USB In/Out Headroom from Nominal (OVu): 14 dB

Frequency Response
Microphone In to PGM L/R Out: 30 dB Gain, +0.5/-1 dB 10 Hz-30 kHz
Line In to PGM L/R Out: 0 dB Gain, +0.5/-1 dB 10 Hz-20 kHz
Stereo In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5/-1 dB 10 Hz-30 kHz

Justification
Allen & Heath's XB-142 Radio Broadcast Mixer offers a host of specialized broadcast features, including telephone communication (telco) channels, microphone channel ON switch sensing, stereo channel start/cue outputs for playback device control, automatic muting of speaker outputs and much more.

This mixer incorporates features and styling based on feedback from the many broadcasters who have built their operations around the original XB-14. With a wealth of routing options, dual stereo channels for up to 7 stereo sources, and the addition of a dedicated audition bus, enhanced microphone preamps and stereo channel gain range, this mixer satisfies the demands of small radio and internet broadcasters as well as larger studios with multiple rooms. With no less than 27 logic I/O for remote control and 15 configuration switches, XB-142 is a highly flexible solution and supports up to 4 microphones.

Justification

Not available from CDWG.

The mixer works as the nerve center of the studio, interconnecting all microphones, speakers, effects, and the studio computer. Without it the studio cannot function.

Audio-Technica AT2020 - Cardioid Condenser Microphone

$74.52 1 $74.52
Description

Side-Address Studio Condenser
Cardioid Pattern Rejects Off-Axis Sound
Superior Transient Response
144dB SPL Handling
Wide, Linear Frequency Response
Low-Mass Diaphragm

Justification

Not available from CDWG.

These will be the workhorses of the audio lab.

MXL 770 Studio Condenser Microphone

$59.99 2 $119.98
Description

From MXL, the 770 is a low-cost small diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. FET output electronics ensure low noise and high output gain. The 770 is suitable for single and multi-vocal capturing, instruments and more. The low cost microphone delivers the quality needed for accurate audio reproduction in any project recording studio.

Justification

The MXL 770 microphone would add much-needed range to what the studio can produce. It is especially adept as a podcasting microphone, which caters specifically to the many student-produced podcasts that are in the early stages.

Windscreen

$16.20 2 $32.40
Description

The WS002 Windscreen is designed to fit a microphone with a grill that is larger than 2" in diameter. It prevents excessive wind noise and pops, making your microphone more versatile and functional.

Justification

These windscreens complement the MXL 770 microphones, reducing pops and improving overall audio quality.

Sony MDR-7506 Circumaural Closed-Back Monitoring Headphones

$84.95 3 $254.85
Description

Sony MDR-7506 Circumaural Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphones

The MDR-7506 is a staple within the recording, film and live arenas. Due to its low impedance and closed ear design, the headphone does an outstanding job of cutting down background noise while providing plenty of volume in the studio or in the field. Additionally, the closed design helps eliminate "headphone bleed" when overdubbing in the studio.

Justification

Available from B&H Photo Video. Price: 84.95 each.
CDWG price: 99.79

The Sony MDR-7506 headphones allow students to monitor themselves or the talent while recording, as well as providing accurate sound reproduction during post-processing.

Zoom H1 Recorder & Accessory Kit

$114.95 2 $229.90
Description

The H1 Recorder and Accessory Kit is a B&H Kit the features the easy-to-use and versatile stereo digital audio recorder from Zoom along with its associated accessory kit.

The accessory package includes a padded carrying case, a tabletop tripod stand, a foam windscreen, a detachable microphone handle, a USB cable, and an AC power adapter.

It will be used by students to capture in-the-field interviews.

Justification

Not available from CDWG

B&H Photo Video: B&H # ZOH1K1

This kit earned an average of 4 stars from 50 Amazon users.-

The Zoom H1 Recorder is necessary for on-site recordings and interviews taking place outside of the studio, and can be used by students of any part of Student Publications for a wide variety of projects.

Telescoping Microphone Stand

$9.00 2 $18.00
Description

Justification

These stands isolate the microphones from vibrations and unwanted noise while being flexible enough to accommodate students of various heights and preferences.

21" iMac computer

$1,978.00 1 $1,978.00
Description

21" iMac
3.1 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x8GB
1 TB Fusion Drive
Wired mouse and keyboard
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750 M 1 GB GDDR5

Justification

We're an all-Apple shop.
Not available from CDWG.
Purchase directly from Apple, using education pricing.

A studio computer is necessary for recording all projects and streaming live shows, as well as post-production.

4-channel Compressor/Limiter and Peak Limiter

$113.40 2 $226.80
Description

The MULTICOM PRO MDX4600 from Behringer provides four channels of Interactive Knee Adaptation (IKA) compression/limiting, housed in a single rack space chassis. A peak limiter on all channels helps prevent clipping of the audio source.

Each compressor features program dependent attack and release times with a switchable side-chain filter to help with bass dominated compression. Channels 1/2 and 3/4 can be switched as independent pairs for stereo operation and accurate metering and professional connections provide extensive processing power.

Program adaptive compression circuitry (IKA) combines the advantages of both hard and soft knee characteristics
Compression characteristics switchable between IKA and hard knee characteristics
Interactive gain control peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks
Switchable high-pass filter in the control signal path prevents "pumping" due to low-frequency dominated compression
Stereo couple function for channels 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 selectable with real totaling RMS output
Accurate 8-segment LED meters for input/output levels and gain reduction
High quality detented potentiometers and backlit switches
Operating level switchable from +4dBu to -10dBV
Servo balanced inputs and outputs with gold-plated XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors

Justification

Available from B&H: # BEMDX4600

We need 2 of these: One for the studio granted by STF last year, and one for the second studio. The equipment will dramatically improve the audio quality of the studio, bringing it up to professional levels.

Audio Studio Foam

$82.49 8 $659.92
Description

Auralex Studiofoam Wedgies - 12x12x2 spot treating panels

Perfect for spot treating small areas and recommended as a minimum treatment for home theaters with limited wall space.

Studiofoam Wedgies are one foot squares of 2" thick Studiofoam and are a great solution for spot treating sound studios, home listening rooms, iso booths and more. With slightly more wedges per square foot than a 2" Studiofoam Wedge-24, the panels feature maximized surface area for greater exposure to sound waves.

Studiofoam Wedgies are a great solution for small flutter echo problem areas and when spread apart, yield beneficial sound diffusion off their exposed edges.

Steeper wedges maximize the surface area exposed to sound waves
Help solve small flutter echo problem areas
Class B flame retardancy
Will not crumble with age

Justification

Available from B&H Photo & Video

We launched our studio with egg crates. The egg trays work surprisingly well. We learned that ... those with any egg material on them, smell. Put 3 people in a small room with limited air circulation, and many square feet of egg trays used as baffling material, and ... it's not all that pleasant, even with air fresheners. This quantity would be sufficient for both studios and would perform better acoustically than the crates.

Headphone holder

$17.99 8 $143.92
Description

The black K&M 16090 Headphone Holder is covered in soft rubber to protect and hold 2 standard headphones securely. In addition, there are grooves on the front of the support arm in which two in-ear-headphones can be hung. The clamp can be extended from 0 to 1.77" (0 to 45 mm) allowing it to be mounted on a wide variety of tables, shelves, etc.

Justification

K&M 16090 Headphone Holder
Available from B&H Photo & Video

We've learned that longish cords provide flexibility with regards to the number of people in the studio and what they do. However, they become a storage and safety problem. These holders are designed for scenarios like ours, and will protect the cords from excess wear and tear, as well as help minimize tripping hazard. They'll easily mount on the side of studio table.

Tri-Pod Microphone stand

$16.49 3 $49.47
Description

The Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom features durable, steel construction. The 31.5" boom arm allows you to angle the mic however you need it. An ergonomic twist-action clutch helps adjust the height of the stand, while the reinforced tripod base and non-slip feet keep it firmly and sturdily in place. The Auray MS-5230F mic stand collapses for easy transport.

Justification

Available from B&H Photo & Video

These stands allow the microphones to be used in non-desk scenarios.

Pop filters

$14.21 3 $42.63
Description

The Auray PFN-6 Nylon Pop Filter features a 6" nylon filter and an attached 13.5" gooseneck for flexible positioning on microphone stands. The thumb-screw fastener makes it easy to connect and disconnect the filter from a mic stand. The pop filter minimizes annoying pops, and dampens excessive sibilance in recordings.

Justification

Available from B&H Photo & Video

These reduce annoying distortion caused by "P" and "D" sounds, improving the resulting audio recording.

10' microphone cable

$11.49 4 $45.96
Description

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections on stage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.

Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

Justification

KOM3010 - Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black
Available from B&H Photo & Video

These cables connect the microphones to the mixer.

Audio Cable

$7.79 2 $15.58
Description

The Comprehensive EXF 25' RCA Plug to Plug Premium Audio Cable from the EXF (EXtended Frequency) audio cables features 100% microweave bare copper shielding and CFP low loss dielectric for fast and accurate wide bandwidth signal transfer. This audio cable is terminated with premium-molded nickel over brass RCA connectors. It features the Xtra-Flex black matte finish with a non-glare jacket.

For high-quality performance requirements
Terminated with premium molded nickel over brass RCA connectors to provide years of use.

Justification

Comprehensive EXF 25' RCA Plug to Plug Premium Audio Cable
Available from B&H Photo & Video

These cables connect the mixer to the studio monitor speakers.

Mic Clip

$4.46 4 $17.84
Description

The Clothespin-Style Plastic Mic Clip from On-Stage is designed for use with a wide variety of microphones with its simple clip design.

Holds microphones of various diameters

Justification

On-Stage MY200 Clothespin-Style Plastic Mic Clip
Available from B&H Photo Video

These clips attach the microphones to the stands.

1/4" Male to 2 Stereo Mini Female Y-cable

$3.38 1 $3.38
Description

This Hosa Stereo 1/4" Male to 2 Stereo Mini Female Y-Cable can be used to split a stereo 1/4" signal into two stereo mini phone signals.

Justification

Hosa Technology Stereo 1/4" Male to 2 Stereo Mini (3.5mm) Female Y-Cable - 6"
HOYCSPM2SMF
Available from B&H Photo & Video

This converts the mixer output to headphone input.

Mini Male to 2 Stereo Mini Female Y-Cable 6"

$2.96 2 $5.92
Description

This Comprehensive 3.5mm Stereo Mini Phone Male to Two Stereo Mini Female Y-Cable is a general purpose Y-cable that is perfect for those on a budget. General Purpose cables simply get the job done and are recommended for every day use and non-critical applications. Finished in Comprehensive's black matte jacket.

Provides stereo connection
Molded strain relief
Premium heavy duty nickel over brass connectors
X-traflex jacket

Justification

COYCSMM2SMF
Available at B&H Photo & Video

This splits headphone inputs so multiple sets can be used simultaneously.

3.5 mm Stereo Mini Plug to 2 RCA Plugs

$2.09 2 $4.18
Description

The 6' Comprehensive Standard Series 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug To 2 RCA Plugs Audio Cable features nickel connectors and an oxygen-free copper conductor. It is constructed with nickel connectors and has a molded strain relief. The cable also has a limited lifetime warranty.

Justification

Comprehensive Standard Series 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Plug to 2 RCA Plugs Audiio Cable 6'
COMPS2PP6ST
Available from B&H Photo & Video

This converts either the RCA mixer output to standard 3.5mm input into a computer or recorder, or converts a 3.5mm output from a computer or phone to RCA inputs depending on how it's used. It is necessary for integrating those devices into the studio production workflow.

Studio Monitors

$147.65 2 $295.30
Description

KRK Rokit 6 G3 studio monitors
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

The black Rokit 6 G3 from KRK is a 73W two-way active studio monitor for your home or professional studio. Equipped with a bi-amped, class A/B amplifier that powers a 6" woofer and a 1" tweeter, the Rokit 6 G3 is designed to offer maximum headroom with minimal distortion. The soft-dome tweeter, which provides extended response up to 35kHz, is designed with a proprietary waveguide that is optimized for improved imaging. The aramid glass composite woofer has been engineered to deliver a clear response in the midrange along with a tight low end.

The speaker is housed in a low resonance enclosure that includes a factory installed foam pad at the bottom to provide improved isolation from the surface it's set upon. Under the woofer there is a front firing port that provides an extended low frequency response while reducing boundary coupling at the same time. Additionally, the enclosure features radiused edges that reduce distortion caused by diffraction.

The Rokit 6 G3 also provides flexible connectivity, allowing for input via XLR, TRS or RCA connection. It also provides both low and high frequency adjustments so you can tailor the speaker's response curve to your personal taste.

25W high frequency power, 48W low frequency power
38Hz - 35kHz frequency range
Gain adjustment in rear for setting maximum level

Justification

Studio monitors are important to the quality of the radio show. There will be two monitors, plus stands and cables. They allow projects to be listened to in the appropriate quality and lend in audio post-production.

Studio Monitor Stands w/XLR Cables

$99.99 1 $99.99
Description

B&H Photo Video Studio Monitor Stands Kit with XLR Cables
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at cdwg.com

The Studio Monitor Stands Kit with XLR Cables from B&H is an ideal solution for small project, home, or mobile studios. You receive a pair of black studio monitor stands, which can support a variety of monitor speakers. You also receive a pair of 3-pin XLR male to female cables.

Justification

This equipment will be used to support the studio monitor speakers. The monitors give important feedback and help produce a higher quality show.

Total requested: $5,272.56

Total funded: $5,272.56

Comments

My name is Yunfei and I am the founder of HUA Voice Radio. We thank the committee to approve our studio at the student publication office. Now that we are offering professional radio shows in Chinese five hours a day, five days a week. We have great amount of audience both within and outside of the university. Since we are a team with almost 40 people on staff and we are ambitious to further expand the operation hours to better support the Chinese speaking students community, we would really love to produce even higher quality of the shows. This may bring to a possibility that two teams have to use the studio at the same time, it would be great if we could have one more studio. Additionally, when we are doing live shows in one of the studios, it may improve the live show quality if another studio could be used to monitor the live show. We are also looking forward to helping and working with international student groups from other countries or languages to use this space and produce their own audio shows. As the expansion of student publication, a second studio would increase our convenience in many perspectives, we have already taken good usage of our first studio and we would continue managing our new equipment well.

Communication Major/Education, Learning and Society Minor Alumnus, 2014

yunfez — January 16, 2015 @ 5:57 p.m.

HUA Voice is a fantastic organization that reaches out to the Chinese speaking members of our community. This will greatly help their mission and I believe should be a recipient of some money from our Student Technology Fees.

ntaft — January 19, 2015 @ 4:41 p.m.

It is in the UW's best interest to increase its audio platforms to train more competitive tech graduates. HUA Voice is also a tremendous international presence on campus.

dtmd — January 19, 2015 @ 4:46 p.m.

HUA Voice is an amazing initiative that provides for the needs of the Chinese community and blazes a trail for other large international communities to follow in connecting with its members. It should be supported by granting it funds from the Student Technology Fees.

-Arunabh Satpathy, English (Creative Writing)

arunab10 — January 19, 2015 @ 6:32 p.m.

Hua Voice is now a very popular radio station among not only students in UW, but also students, non-students in Seattle and even all over the world. A clean and tidy room for the team members to work is necessary. They need a room to prepare and make the program everyday, because the program will post online and on air from Monday to Friday now. In order to make fantastic program and attract more students, I strongly support this proposal. Besides, there is IT fee included in students' tuition fee. That should be our right.

@700 — January 19, 2015 @ 11:45 p.m.

HUA Voice Radio is a fantastic radio station which benefits all students who speaks Chinese (Mandarin). As the grand opening of HUA Voice Radio, the students who speaks mandarin can hear and express their own feelings via the radio broadcast. Even though I do not need to enter into the studio, I need to connect with the news anchors online and talk with them on phone. So it is quite imperative for us to be perfectly equipped. - Jack Wu

jack0924 — January 20, 2015 @ 1:05 a.m.

I am the staff adviser to ASUW's Rainy Dawg Radio station and have been working closely with HUA Voice to establish themselves as a unique entity on campus. Through their interactions with myself and Rainy Dawg staff they have proven to be a very driven and focused group of students with the ability to produce high quality radio programming. With the proper resources I think they will be a tremendous assets to the campus community. Please give them every consideration regarding Tech Fee allocations. The resources would be well utilized!!!

algernon — January 20, 2015 @ 4:11 p.m.

This radio show is currently the school's most unique, and one of its most effective, methods of reaching out to Chinese students interested in attending the University of Washington. It does a great service to Chinese speaking students, potential Chinese applicants, and UW admissions.

Student127 — January 20, 2015 @ 5:41 p.m.

New/improved audio equipment would not only be appreciated, but completely utilized by radio staff and videographers at UW. Please consider this proposal!

okf11 — January 21, 2015 @ 10:06 a.m.

This project will do a ton to improve our multimedia capabilities here at the Daily. We are all so excited about the HUA Voice radio station and the success it has already had with little help from us. We cannot wait to see what it could become with all the proper equipment that they need. This studio will also allow the video program to record professional sounding voice overs from the office.

foxs3 — January 21, 2015 @ 11:06 a.m.

Hua Voice Radio is an excellent radio station to the Chinese speaking students. It is now trying to broad the audience to China. It will greatly help UW improve the influence in China. These items will help them in developing, which will also benefit the Chinese speaking students and our university. As I know, Hua Voice Radio station is in high-speed development. So these equipments will be completely helpful to them.

rzq@uw.edu — January 21, 2015 @ 2:02 p.m.

HUA Voice has seen fantastic amounts of growth in recent weeks and their momentum is truly exciting. It would be fantastic to see our university support international students in their efforts to create a listener-powered community. HUA provides opportunities for students to have a strong and influential voice on campus who may not otherwise, so passing this grant allows an enhanced integration of international students into the UW community.

Levi_Logstrom — January 21, 2015 @ 2:09 p.m.

HUA Voice is an exceptional radio program that gives a voice to the Chinese speaking students here at UW. It would be most appropriate if they would be granted the access to more advanced equipment so that they too can advance their radio show to new heights.

bosscoa — January 21, 2015 @ 2:26 p.m.

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