As Time Goes By: The McCormick Years in Review
Sept. 1, 1995: Richard L. McCormick becomes 28th UW president.
Sept. 15, 1995: The UW receives a record $477 million in research grants and contracts for 1994-95. Private giving sets an all-time record of $128 million.
McCormick answers a question during the Faculty Field tour. Photo by Mary levin
Oct. 2, 1995: Fall Quarter starts with 33,996 students in Seattle. In-state, undergraduate tuition is $3,019 per year.
January 1996: McCormick creates University Initiatives Fund, where 1 percent of each department's budget is reallocated to fund innovative new projects.
March 5, 1997: Katuria Smith "reverse discrimination" suit is filed against the law school admissions process. In 2002, it loses in district court but is appealed.
Roofline of the UW Tacoma library. Photo by Mary levin
Sept. 29, 1997: UW Tacoma's permanent campus opens.
March 1998: Tools for Transformation is launched to strengthen academic units.
June 15, 1998: McCormick joins 35 new faculty from three campuses on Faculty Field Tour, launching an annual event.
Nov. 4, 1998: State voters approve Initiative 200. The UW can no longer use race or ethnicity in admissions decisions.
Roofline of the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Library. Photo by Mary levin
Dec. 30, 1998: Football Coach Jim Lambright is fired after a 6-6 season. Two weeks later, Rick Neuheisel, head coach at Colorado, is hired.
Sept. 25, 2000: UW Bothell's permanent campus opens.
October 2000: McCormick signs Diversity Compact to improve UW diversity.
Jan. 1, 2001: Huskies finish an 11-1 season with a victory over Purdue in the Rose Bowl.
May 21, 2001: Center for Urban Horticulture's Merrill Hall is damaged in an arson attack by an eco-terrorist group.
June 1, 2001: First TA strike in UW history hits on the last day of classes.
Oct. 1, 2001: Largest freshman class ever-5,382-starts classes.
Oct. 8, 2001: UW Professor Lee Hartwell is awarded a Nobel Prize in medicine.
May 17, 2002: UW regents impose a 2.5 percent cut over all departments after the state lowers UW budget by $24 million.
President McCormick congratulates UW Genome Sciences Professor Lee Hartwell, left, at a banquet for winners of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Ecke Kuller.
June 30, 2002: UW ends record year in research funding with more than $800 million in grants and contracts. Private giving also hits a record of $239 million.
Sept. 30, 2002: UW breaks enrollment record with 39,216. In-state undergraduate tuition is $4,167 per year.
Oct. 25, 2002: Richard L. McCormick announces he will resign to become president of Rutgers University.