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May 27, 2016

UW women’s golf takes first national championship

The Huskies defeated second-seeded Stanford to win their first NCAA national title on Wednesday! Read more at

May 26, 2016

Jennifer Cohen announced as new athletic director

UW President Ana Mari Cauce announced Tuesday that Jennifer Cohen, senior associate athletic director at the University of Washington, will be the UW’s new athletic director, effective June 1. Read more from UW Today. 

May 4, 2016

UW announces the Husky 100

The UW announced the class of students in the inaugural Husky 100. The program recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. Learn more about the program and take a look at the list of…

April 4, 2016

UW ranked as a top value by Forbes

The University of Washington is ranked No. 23 in the nation and No. 14 among public institutions for best value by Forbes. The UW is also No. 9 among West Coast schools and is the top-ranked institution in the state. Read more from UW Today.  

March 31, 2016

Huskies headed to the Final Four

The UW Women’s basketball team departed for the Final Four this morning with help from a large crowd of supporters gathered at Husky stadium. The seventh-seeded Huskies head to Indianapolis for their first Final Four in program history. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray addressed the crowd and proclaimed it Purple and Gold Week in honor of…

2016 state legislature adjourned

On day 20 of the special session, just before 11:00 p.m., the legislature adjourned sine die, after passing compromise operating and capital budgets earlier in the day. The University of Washington was successful in bringing home its top priority – backfill for the tuition reduction adopted by the legislature in 2015. Throughout session, students, staff, alumni,…

March 24, 2016

VP Biden in Seattle to meet with cancer researchers

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in Seattle on Monday as part of his cancer “moonshot” listening tour. He urged Seattle leaders, include UW Medicine, to work together to solve the complexities of curing cancer. The panel included Dr. Mary-Claire King, UW professor of genome sciences and of medicine. Read more from UW Health Sciences.

February 24, 2016

University of Washington, Gonzaga University announce UW medical school partnership

It’s happened! After about a year of discussion and negotiations, the University of Washington Medical School and Gonzaga University were able sign a partnership agreement on February 24th! The partnership will bring great synergy to our two institutions and help the University of Washington expand its medical school in Spokane. The day was planned with…

October 21, 2015

Join fellow Huskies to support the Husky Reels project


Join fellow Huskies for a Sunday afternoon happy hour at Husky hotspot The Duchess! Raise a glass in memory of Gordy Green and help raise funds to preserve Husky Reels, the nearly 8,000 UW Athletics films and videotapes that were found underneath Husky Stadium. Win game tickets and stadium tours while toasting a great cause!…

UW most innovative public university

The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world, according to a new ranking by Reuters released Wednesday. The UW is ranked fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard. Read more from UW Today.

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