UW News

November 18, 2010

Official Notices

Blood Drives

  • Friday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Health Sciences Lobby
  • Monday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bus parked by George Washington statue
  • Monday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kane Hall (Walker-Ames Room)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bus parked on Stevens Way across from Lewis Hall
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Terry and Lander (Terry Lounge)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bus parked on north side of Schmitz Hall
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, Bus parked by George Washington statue
  • Thursday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bus parked by George Washington statue

Public comment sought on WSDOT’s SR 520, I-5 to Medina Project

WSDOT’s SR 520, I-5 to Medina Project: Section 6(f) Environmental Evaluation is available for public comment through December 8.

WSDOT is accepting comments on an environmental evaluation document that examines I-5 to Medina project effects on federally protected parks. This comment period will end on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

The preferred alternative selected for the SR 520, I-5 to Medina: Bridge Replacement and HOV Project will convert properties protected by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of 1965. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have prepared a Section 6(f) Environmental Evaluation in accordance with the LWCF Act Section 6(f)(3).

This document evaluates the effects of converting recreational properties (e.g., parks) protected by Section 6(f) to non-recreational use and replacing them with property of equal or greater fair market value and of reasonably equivalent usefulness and location. The Section 6(f) protected properties proposed for conversion are portions of the Ship Canal Waterside and Arboretum Waterfront Trail complex, and portions of two associated parks, East Montlake Park and the Washington Park Arboretum.

To review and comment on the Section 6(f) Environmental Evaluation, please visit the project website.

University of Washington sexual harassment policy

Our University of Washington community is committed to maintaining a civil and compassionate environment. To that end, our community does not condone or tolerate sexual harassment. The University’s non-discrimination policy is guided by state and federal laws that prohibit sexual harassment. These state and federal laws include, among others, the Washington State Law

Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

The University’s policy defines sexual harassment as follows:

“Sexual harassment” is a form of harassment based on the recipient’s sex that is characterized by:

1.  Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person who has authority over the recipient when:

a. Submission to such conduct is made either an implicit or explicit condition of the individual’s employment, academic status, or ability to use University facilities and services, or

b. Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for a decision that affects tangible aspects of the individual’s employment, academic status, or use of University facilities; or

2.  Unwelcome and unsolicited language or conduct that is of a sexual nature or that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it could reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment, or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance (University Handbook, Volume Four, Part I, Chapter 2).

Sexual harassment is illegal. Faculty, staff, and students who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to corrective or disciplinary action. Violations can lead to severe penalties, up to and including termination of employment or termination from educational programs, as well as possible personal liability.

Because consensual relationships between students and instructors may interfere with the learning relationship, the Faculty Senate has adopted a policy that states:

No faculty member, teaching assistant, research assistant, department chair, dean, or other administrative officer should vote, make recommendations, or in any other way participate in the decision of any matter which may directly affect the employment, promotion, academic status, or evaluation of a student with whom he or she has or has had a familial, sexual, or romantic relationship (University Handbook, Volume Two, Part II, Chapter 24, Section 24-33, Footnote: Faculty/Student Relationships and Conflicts of Interest).

The University will promptly respond to and take appropriate action concerning allegations of sexual harassment. In addition, the University prohibits retaliation against anyone for reporting, cooperating with, or participating in the University’s complaint process regarding allegations of sexual harassment (University Handbook, Volume Four, Part I, Chapter 2 and Administrative Policy Statement 46.3).

Each member of the University community is asked to participate fully in our collective effort to maintain the University of Washington’s commitment to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment. Toward that effort, the University also provides a number of resources to members of the campus community who either believe they have been subjected to sexual harassment or have knowledge that leads them to believe that a member of our community has been subjected to sexual harassment. The individuals and offices that help coordinate our Title IX, RCW 49.60, Title VII, and University non-discrimination and compliance efforts include:

  • Investigation and resolution of allegations of sexual harassment and related information and assistance are available by contacting:

Jill Lee

Director, University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office

4311-11th Avenue NE, Suite 630


  • Information, support, and an explanation of rights and responsibilities for incidents involving students are available by contacting:

Shannon Bailie

Director, Health and Wellness

Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life

101 Gerberding Hall


  • Assistance and information regarding student conduct rights and responsibilities are available by contacting:

Elizabeth Higgins

Director, Community Standards and Student Conduct

Division of Student Life

230 Condon Hall


(For Graduate Students):

Rebecca Aanerud

Assistant Dean, The Graduate School

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  • Assistance and information involving the athletic programs are available by contacting:

Stephanie Rempe

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

230 Graves Building


  • Consultation and compliance assistance are available by contacting:

Torrey Tiburzi

Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

231 Gerberding Hall


Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, the University has designated the above individuals as being responsible for coordinating our compliance with Title IX.  Faculty, staff or students with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program (including sexual harassm
ent) may contact the relevant Title IX Coordinator(s) listed above.

  • In addition, consultation, conciliation and mediation services are available by contacting:

Susan Neff

University Ombudsman

206 Condon Hall


  • Referral to the appropriate Human Resources Consultant/Specialist also is available by contacting:

– Human Resources Operations, 206-543-2354 (upper Seattle campus, Tacoma, and Bothell)

– Human Resources Operations, 206-543-9406 (Health Sciences)

– UW Medical Center Human Resources, 206-598-6116

– Harborview Medical Center Human Resources, 206-744-9220

– Academic Human Resources, 206-543-5630 (Faculty, librarians and academic staff)