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November 14, 2017

Proposed tax bills would hurt students and economic competitiveness in Washington and the US

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider and pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. A similar bill is working its way through the Senate. Despite some differences between the House and Senate versions, the proposed legislation would significantly increase the UW’s operating costs and reduce incentives for charitable giving, at great cost to students who rely on private philanthropy to access a college education.


November 8, 2017

Celebrating our first-generation college students

Ana Mari Cauce

At the University of Washington, we are committed to doing all that we can to equip first-generation students with the tools and resources to help them navigate college. Today we join universities nationwide during the inaugural National First-Generation College Celebration, organized by the Council for Opportunity in Education, to honor and support these students.


November 6, 2017

Join in honoring the UW’s veterans

Ana Mari Cauce

In our community, we strive to take care of each other, to honor each other’s bravery and sacrifices, and to look after each other when we’re in need. We are proud to count among us many veterans of the United States’ armed services. To recognize their service, I invite you to take part in UW Veterans Appreciation, Nov. 6-18, when our community will host a series of events across our three campuses.


November 2, 2017

Celebrating the power of philanthropy with AFP Advancement Northwest

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, I was honored to give a talk at AFP Advancement Northwest’s annual celebration of the incredible power of private philanthropy where some of our community’s philanthropic leaders were recognized for their tremendous impact on our state and region. Speech as prepared for delivery I’m so happy to join in recognizing some of our community’s most…


October 17, 2017

2017 Annual President’s Address – Community is the engine that powers our impact

Ana Mari Cauce

Today I had the pleasure of addressing our University community from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, or Intellectual House, about our institutional priorities — and challenges — and our path forward to meeting them together. Thank you to all who attended or watched via livestream and for your continued engagement with the UW. The full text of the address…


Free expression and what it means for all of us

Ana Mari Cauce

Over the past year or two, issues surrounding the exercise of free speech and expression have come to the forefront at colleges around the country, including here at the University of Washington. Recently, we’ve also seen everything from sports leagues and broadcasters to major technology companies start to grapple with these issues. This past weekend,…


October 6, 2017

Proud of our students’ responsiveness to community

Ana Mari Cauce

In the days following the tragic violence in Las Vegas, there has been understandable concern within our university community about the “humans vs. zombies” tag game scheduled for Monday through Friday of next week. While the multi-day game has taken place in the past using neon-colored Nerf “blasters” without incident, in the wake of previous…


October 3, 2017

Responding to the tragedy in Las Vegas

Ana Mari Cauce

The news of the Las Vegas mass shooting has filled us all with horror and deep sadness – for the dozens of lives lost, the hundreds injured and the thousands of friends and loved ones whose lives will be forever altered. One of the injured is a member of our community, Melinda Brockie, an MSW student in the UW School of Social Work and member of the Lummi Nation.


October 2, 2017

UW alumnus Jeffrey C. Hall awarded Nobel Prize for groundbreaking genetics discoveries

Ana Mari Cauce

It was with great pleasure that we learned University of Washington alumnus Jeffrey C. Hall has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with two of his colleagues, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young.


September 25, 2017

To our community, new and returning, welcome!

Ana Mari Cauce

After a hazy, smoky last few days of summer here in Washington, the snap in the autumn air is a welcome change. It matches the mood at our great University as we welcome a new entering class, transfer students and returning students, many of whom arrived on our campuses last week to begin the 2017–18 academic year.


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