UW weighs whether to ask undergrad applicants about criminal history

The nearly 31,000 people who applied to the University of Washington (UW) for the upcoming academic year were required to divulge some of their personal information, including social security number, annual income and citizenship and residency status.

But aspiring Huskies who plan to fill out undergraduate applications for 2014-2015 may have to reveal one more personal detail: whether or not they have a criminal background.