June 6, 2012

Looking back and moving forward

Dear Members of the University Community: As we enter the final week of spring quarter, it is hard to believe my first year at the University is nearly over. I look forward to congratulating this year’s graduates at my first UW commencement ceremonies. The year has moved very fast, and much has happened. We have… Read More


May 31, 2012

Sad events this week

Dear Members of the University Community: As many of you already know, Tuesday morning, a student was found dead outside McMahon Hall. The King County Medical Examiner has determined that his death was suicide. We are all deeply saddened by his loss, and our hearts go out to his family and friends in this time… Read More


May 25, 2012

President Young attends Bothell groundbreaking

President Young joined UW Bothell students, faculty, staff and friends Friday for the groundbreaking for a Science and Academic Building, which will be known as UWB 3. The 74,000-square-foot building will house 11 science labs, several classrooms, gathering space and a 200-person lecture hall. This space translates into the ability to serve an additional 1,000… Read More


May 21, 2012

Join us for the 2012 UW Awards of Excellence, June 7

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni at the 42nd Annual Awards of Excellence. Thursday, June 7, 2012 Meany Hall Auditorium 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Reception Reservations are not required. The Awards of Excellence ceremony honors members of the UW community who exemplify the University’s… Read More


April 20, 2012

KUOW interviews UW president

UW president Michael Young is a guest on KUOW to talk about costs and other issues facing the university. Listen to the interview: http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=26492


April 17, 2012

UW president Michael Young comments on Charlie Earl’s retirement

“I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Charlie Earl only since I arrived in Washington in July. It is clear to me what an important role he has played in our state’s community college system, and it became immediately apparent what an exceptional collaborative partner the four-year institutions had in him. He has been… Read More


April 12, 2012

News from Olympia

Dear Members of the University Community: Those among you who watch what transpires in Olympia know that early this morning, the Legislature completed its work and adopted a supplemental budget for the second year of the current biennium. The very good news is that for the first time in three years, funding for higher education… Read More


March 8, 2012

Sports Illustrated Q&A with UW President Michael Young

UW President Michael Young shares his thoughts on the the cost-of-attendance stipend proposal for student athletes, the college bowl system and more. Read the Q&A on SI.com


March 2, 2012

Statement from UW President Michael Young on Rep. Norm Dicks’ retirement

On behalf of generations of students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington, I want to express our deep gratitude to Congressman Dicks for his lifetime of service to the citizens of Washington and especially for his unwavering support over the many years he served in Congress for higher education and his alma mater…. Read More