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2013-2014 resident undergraduate tuition

After many years of declining state support, lawmakers made a substantial reinvestment in higher education in the 2013-2015 state operating budget. This reinvestment in higher education will allow the university to provide more affordable tuition rates for Washington’s students and their families without compromising on the quality of a UW education. Fact sheet: Resident undergraduate tuition

Report to Stakeholders

We are pleased to report our financial, student, research, community and environmental performance for 2012. The Report to Stakeholders accounts for our performance during the year, with financial and non-financial information together. Read the UW Annual Report.

Spotlight on campus housing

UW’s newest dorms made the news. Read about the transformation of the southwest side of campus.

UW ranked 8th nationally

Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington eighth among national universities for 2012. Read the full story here.

UW one of America’s coolest schools

The UW placed fourth in Sierra Magazine’s newest “cool schools” rankings.

PACCAR Hall earns LEED certification

The newest LEED-certified building on the UW campus just gained its certification. PACCAR Hall, the first of a multi-phase project, was designed to connect community space with academic programs to reflect the school’s collaborative culture and encourage students, staff and faculty to engage with the rest of the university’s campus. Read more about the UW’s

20 years of the U-PASS

The U-PASS just entered its 21st year. Check out the timeline, stories from students and alums and try your hand at trivia. U-PASS 20th Anniversary Timeline.

Federal update: Continuing Resolution deal announced

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner reached a deal to fund the federal government from October to March. This agreement will prevent the threat of a shutdown when the federal fiscal year ends on September 30th. Both chambers will likely vote on the resolution in early September when they return from

Education town hall

U.S. Under Secretary for Education Martha Kanter was on campus Wednesday. Read about her visit from The Seattle Times.

KUOW’s Phyllis Fletcher honored for “Secrets of a blonde bombshell”

The program, which uncovered the secret identity of 1930s bandleader Ray Hutton, won prestigious Edward R. Murrow, Gracie and RTNDA awards. It originally aired on Studio 360.

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