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January 19, 2018

State lawmakers pass capital budget

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Olympia lawmakers passed a $4.2 billion construction spending plan on Thursday night. Major projects across the state, including public works projects, mental health facilities, and school construction were postponed since last year when the legislature adjourned without approving a capital budget. Read more from The Seattle Times.  

January 12, 2018

Seattle Times urges lawmakers to fund State Need Grant

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Today, The Seattle Times editorial board published a piece urging state lawmakers to fully fund the State Need Grant. The board praised the University of Washington for its Husky Promise program, which has allowed 39,000 low-income students to attend the UW tuition-free over the past decade. Read the full op-ed from The Seattle Times.  …

January 11, 2018

UW ranks No. 5 nationally for social science research funding

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The University of Washington is ranked fifth among more than 400 U.S. colleges and universities for social science research funding, according to a new report. The Consortium of Social Science Association’s 2018 College and University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D was released this week. The UW, with $38.6 million in social science funding in…

January 10, 2018

Mark Richards, former dean at UC Berkeley, named UW provost

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University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce named Mark Richards provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The appointment is effective July 1, 2018. Read the story that appeared in The Seattle Times.

January 9, 2018

Groundbreaking gene therapy success at UW institute

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Researchers at the UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine are in the news for success in gene therapy. Watch this video from Kiro7 to see how the positive outcomes with puppies suffering from muscular dystrophy and learn about the future of the research.  

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