February 13, 2012

UW president comments on Obama 2013 budget

University of Washington President Michael K. Young issued a statement today about President Barack Obama’s budget, saying: “The president’s commitment to expanding research funding in his 2013 budget to spur our nation’s innovation is a critical investment in our nation’s future and one we at the University of Washington fully support. The partnership between the… Read More


January 23, 2012

The Storm of 2012

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: The weather last week made a normally challenging quarter even harder. Losing three days from a total of 47 instructional days in the quarter has a real impact. Unlike K–12 schools, we do not have the luxury of adding make-up days at the end of the quarter. We know there… Read More


January 3, 2012

Renewing our pledge of integrity

Dear Members of the University Community: At the half-way point of my first year at the UW, there are still daily revelations of how great this University is and what that greatness is built upon. The more I look inside the campus, the more I see extraordinary, energized students and faculty applying their talents to… Read More


December 18, 2011

The University of Washington working hard to keep college affordable in hard times

The Washington state Legislature has greatly reduced its financial support of the state’s higher-education institutions. University of Washington President Michael K. Young writes about how UW costs per student are kept well in hand, even if state cuts have prompted tuition increases. Read UW President Michael Young’s Seattle Times op-ed


December 13, 2011

President Young to be on King5 Wednesday

Jean Enersen’s hourlong Northwest Newsmakers program on King 5 TV this Wednesday, Dec. 14, will feature an interview with President Michael Young. The special airs at 8 p.m. If you miss the show, it will be replayed later. In addition, video of Enersen’s interviews will be posted on King5.com.


December 8, 2011

Season’s Greetings from the UW

We invite you to enjoy our year-end video, which celebrates 150 years of innovation and creativity and demonstrates our spirit of hope for the future.


December 6, 2011

Ana Mari Cauce named UW Provost

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Members of the University Community: I am pleased to announce my decision to appoint Ana Mari Cauce, dean of our College of Arts & Sciences, to be the next provost of the University of Washington, effective January 2. As I described in my message a few weeks ago, Dean Cauce is an accomplished scholar, a… Read More


November 21, 2011

Gov. Gregoire’s 2012 supplemental budget proposal

Dear Members of the University Community: Today, the governor released her 2012 supplemental budget proposal to address an additional $2 billion shortfall for the current state biennial budget. As we expected, the proposed budget represents difficult choices for our state and real impacts to Washington’s citizens. The budget proposal includes an additional 17% budget reduction… Read More


November 17, 2011

Announcement of the Preferred Candidate for UW Provost

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: It is with great pleasure that I write to you today to identify Dr. Ana Mari Cauce as my preferred candidate for University Provost. As a long-time member of the UW faculty and as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Ana Mari is, of course, well known to… Read More