Office of the President

February 10, 2019

Snow disruptions

Ana Mari Cauce

This past week, Mother Nature reminded us who is in charge — giving Seattle our largest snowfall in 70 years. And she’s still at it. With more snow in the forecast, we expect continued fluidity this week in campus operations. Sign up for UW Alert and see emergency.uw.edu for the most current information as we continue to evaluate conditions for tomorrow.


February 7, 2019

A tragic accident and a loss to our community *UPDATED*

Ana Mari Cauce

We are all in shock and sadness over the death of a UW student after a tragic fall on the Seattle campus yesterday. I have spoken with the student’s father and my heart is with her grieving family and friends and all who knew her. This was a tragic accident, one that is felt very personally by me and all the UW staff who work to keep our campus safe, every day.


January 28, 2019

Responding to proposed Title IX changes

Ana Mari Cauce

The Department of Education released a set of proposed new regulations that would govern how universities address charges of sexual harassment and sexual assault under Title IX. During the comment period for the proposed changes, we conducted an analysis of the proposed rules and held public forums and solicited online feedback to encourage the UW community to provide their thoughts. We have submitted a formal response to the Secretary of Education with the UW’s comments about the proposed changes.


January 24, 2019

Shutdown’s effects on lives and research continue to grow

Ana Mari Cauce

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, its consequences are increasing daily and are profoundly felt in the lives of federal government employees and contractors – and those who they serve. They are in our thoughts as they deal with the impact and overwhelming stress of this unprecedented shutdown on their families and livelihoods. At the University of Washington, we are seeking to mitigate the effects of the shutdown wherever possible.


January 18, 2019

Honoring King’s legacy on our journey toward a more equitable world

Ana Mari Cauce

This Monday, classes and the day-to-day business of the University of Washington will pause in annual remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. He remains an enduring example of how one person can change the world. Although countless individuals — both famous and unsung — participated in the American civil rights movement, he provided the spark that ignited the movement. His life and work are the irrefutable proof that a lone voice can raise a chorus, a single step can inspire thousands to march, and unyielding resistance to injustice can be the foundation for lasting change.


January 17, 2019

Othello-UW Commons opens a new chapter in our community partnership

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday marked a wonderful and special moment in our University’s partnership with the South Seattle community as we opened the UW Othello Commons.


January 3, 2019

The Tournament of the Roses tradition continues to live up to expectations

Ana Mari Cauce

Rose Bowl Game Day Guide, game ticket and Purple Reign Tailgate Ticket

This past Tuesday, students, alumni, coaches and fans of the University of Washington joined people all across America in one of the oldest and most beloved New Year’s Day traditions – the annual Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game. The opportunity to participate in “America’s New Year’s Celebration,” watched by millions across the…


December 31, 2018

Federal shut down harms American innovation, prosperity

Ana Mari Cauce

It is deeply disappointing that a quarter of the federal government has been shut down due to an inability to reach agreement on appropriations for the current budget year. I strongly urge Congress and the administration to find a way forward quickly that enables critical agencies to resume their missions of advancing discovery — and our nation.


December 12, 2018

Graduation marks a ‘magical moment’ for GIX

Ana Mari Cauce

GIX-grad 2018

This past weekend, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University marked a significant milestone as the very first cohort of Global Innovation Exchange students received their degrees. I was proud and honored to congratulate these 37 path-breakers as they picked up their diplomas.


December 6, 2018

Celebrating a year of impact

Ana Mari Cauce

This year has been an incredible year of impact, full of amazing and inspirational UW stories — more than I could ever convey in a single message — and I hope you will explore a few of them in the links below.


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