Regional Relations

Pack of Huskies in the London Olympics

Led by Hope Solo, ’04, who led US women’s soccer to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, UW Huskies gearing up for the ’12 Games include rowers Mary Whipple and Dave Calder, world champion pole vaulter Brad Walker, and former UW volleyball standout Courtney Thompson. According to an article in Columns magazine,

Federal education official calls for stable higher ed funding

Today’s Seattle Times reports on the public forum in Kane Hall last night where Martha Kanter, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education and a key policymaker in the  Obama administration, called for  “stable and predictable higher-education funding” to ensure all residents  at least a year of education after high school.  She also called the

Don’t miss panel on college affordability TONIGHT!

Come join a town hall discussion in Kane Hall with U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter, who will be accompanied onstage by UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Washington State Senator Ed Murray, and Seattle Times Publisher and CEO Frank Blethen.  Please RSVP online at for this no-charge, 5-6:30 pm event in room 130. Paid parking

Why is Seattle such a white city?

Seattle is the fifth whitest of the 50 biggest cities in the country. As part of the KPLU “I Wonder Why?” series, Richard Morrill, professor emeritus of geography, explains why this trend has persisted throughout history, even though Seattle also has some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.

New fund will spur university startups

The new “W Fund” will use $20 million of venture capital to help launch promising start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions both locally and across the state.

Library exhibit takes a look back — at the ‘World of Tomorrow’

A new UW Libraries Special Collections exhibit takes viewers a half-century back in time to the Seattle World’s Fair, when John Kennedy and John Glenn were national heroes and outer space was the “New Frontier”.

Regents express concern for future of public higher education in Washington

On June 7, the University of Washington Board of Regents adopted a declaration regarding the sustainability of public higher education in Washington state.

UW Regents finalize tuition decision

On June 7, the University of Washington Board of Regents adopted the University of Washington’s operating budget for fiscal 2013, including a 16% tuition increase  for undergraduate resident students. Why is tuition increasing? You can learn more by reading the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

CUCAC meeting on June 12

CUCAC will meet briefly on Tuesday evening, June 12, to discuss changes to parking restrictions within urban centers and near transit centers. Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Time: 7:00 – 8:15 PM Place: UW Tower 4333 Brooklyn Avenue Seattle, WA 98105 22nd Floor

Commencement on June 9 at Century Link Field

An audience of about 40,000 family members and guests is expected to attend the UW’s 137th graduation ceremony at Century Link Field on June 9 at 1:30. Other game traffic later that afternoon could cause delays, so plan accordingly.

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