Office of External Affairs

September 13, 2018

Federal appropriations: Deal reached for funding through early December

External Affairs

Congressional leaders have reached an agreement that will keep the government funded through early December. At least five full spending bills will be signed into law by President Trump before the new fiscal year begins on October 1 with the first package of three bills expected to clear the House with the adoption of a…


August 28, 2018

From the VP – Do the liberal arts still matter? (HINT: they do!)

Randy Hodgins

I’ve been thinking a lot about college majors recently.  No, I’m not planning to go back to school for another degree (although the idea of being a Triple Dawg has some appeal).  No, I’m thinking about majors because my daughter is a sophomore this year at the UW and is in the process of trying…


August 8, 2018

UW Evans School researchers to study effects of Seattle’s sick leave policy

External Affairs

How is Seattle’s law requiring paid sick leave affecting take-home pay for the city’s workers and productivity for its businesses? Hilary Wething, a doctoral student in the UW’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, received a grant to examine the new policy’s effects. In September of 2012, the Seattle City Council enacted its Paid…


July 27, 2018

UW Oceanography takes top spot in new global rankings

External Affairs

The University of Washington’s School of Oceanography is ranked No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2018. Other UW subjects placed in the top 10 – including dentistry and oral sciences, biomedical engineering, library and informational sciences, clinical medicine, atmospheric sciences, biological sciences and public health. The ranking, released last…


July 18, 2018

UW welcoming record-setting number of freshman this fall

External Affairs

We are preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in the University of Washington’s history on two of our three campuses this year! In Seattle, there will be about 7,050 first-year students and 1,500 transfer students. The UW Tacoma is also expecting 702 freshman –  a record-breaking number for that campus. Read more from The…


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