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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…


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…


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 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…


May 29, 2018

From the VP – More reflections on Singapore

Randy Hodgins

I’m back on campus from a week-long visit to Singapore with the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce and I can safely say that 65 degrees and low humidity never felt so refreshing.  After my long plane ride home and a few days to recover from jet lag, I’m starting to try and formulate some major…



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