Office of External Affairs

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…


July 9, 2018

From the VP – Celebrating the 2018 Special Olympics U.S.A. Games

Randy Hodgins

Today is the final day of competition for the 2018 U.S.A. Special Olympic games here in the greater Seattle area and at the University of Washington.  It’s hard to believe that the planning and coordination to host these games that began on campus more than two years ago has finally concluded with an incredibly successful…


June 28, 2018

U.S. Senate action on appropriations

External Affairs

This week the U.S. Senate took up and passed its version of the first three-bill “minibus” packages and the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee reported out its FY2019 bill. For more on these measures and news from Washington, DC read updates from Federal Relations.


June 18, 2018

CJS and Interior appropriations bills move through committee

External Affairs

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) and Interior Appropriations bills last week. For details on the contents of both bills, check out this post from our colleagues in the Office of Federal Relations.  


June 12, 2018

From the VP: Higher Education Issues Heating Up in D.C.

Randy Hodgins

I’m off to Washington DC later this week to meet with staff to our congressional delegation about two critical issues facing the UW and other higher education institutions in the United States. First, the House version of the Higher Education Reauthorization Act known as “PROSPER” is slowly working its way to the floor of the…


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