Office of External Affairs

October 19, 2018

From the VP – Tuition and State Funding Can’t Both Be Low, Can They?

Randy Hodgins

I was interested to see the story from KNKX radio in yesterday’s news clips that showed that the University of Washington has the lowest “net” price for families of any university in the state according to The Hechinger Report and Education Writers Association.  This study lets consumers see the sticker price and then the net…


September 27, 2018

UW fourth among U.S. public institutions

External Affairs

The University of Washington has been ranked No. 28 in the world and fourth among U.S. public institutions on the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2019. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Read more from UW News.


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…


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