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President Young launches new initiative to lead change in higher education and address major societal issues

President Young launches new initiative to lead change in higher education and address major societal issues

Posted: October 18, 2012

University of Washington President Michael K. Young today announced a new initiative aimed at advancing the university’s teaching, research and service to meet the major challenges of the 21st century. The initiative, called “Tomorrow’s University Today,” will focus on three key areas: leading change in public higher education, addressing critical societal problems like sustainability, health... Read more »


U District Next: A community conversation will help in creating vision for future of University District

U District Next: A community conversation will help in creating vision for future of University District

Posted: October 18, 2012

The public is invited to participate in “U District Next: A Community Conversation” to share their thoughts and ideas for the future of the University District. The first of three community conversations will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hotel Deca ballroom, 4507 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast. There will be numerous other opportunities to join... Read more »


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Living Voters Guide adds fact-checking by Seattle librarians for 2012 election

Posted: October 17, 2012

The Living Voters Guide, created by the UW and presented with Seattle's CityClub, just won a regional award and has been updated for the 2012 election. This year the guide has expanded to include a California edition, and the Washington guide will include fact-checking of selected points by Seattle Public Library staff. Read more »