Office of the President

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.


November 26, 2018

Building a culture of inclusion and respect for all

Ana Mari Cauce

At the University of Washington, our success as a community of students, faculty and staff depends on creating an environment that does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual harassment or gender-based harassment or discrimination. This requires building a culture of inclusion and respect for all, including all bodies, gender identities, orientations and expressions. The responsibility for building that culture lies with all of us — but it is especially incumbent upon those of us in leadership roles to set and maintain these standards.


November 24, 2018

A win for Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, we had a lot to celebrate in Pullman, including a fantastic win by our Husky Football team. But what really warmed my heart on that cold, wet, snowy day were the ways our state came together.


November 21, 2018

Giving thanks, and hoping for a bright future

Ana Mari Cauce

In this season of thanks, throughout our nation, and here in the Pacific Northwest, we live in a landscape and time of contradictions. We are surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, waters and forests and we are home to a culture of innovation creating prosperity and incredible advances in science, technology, medicine, music and art. We have much to be grateful for.


November 19, 2018

Team of rivals – working with WSU for Washington students

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, as we gear up for an epic contest on the football field, the University of Washington and Washington State University are joining forces in support of something even more important than the outcome of the Apple Cup: ensuring students and their families in the state of Washington know that earning a four-year degree…


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