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
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
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
Elected leaders in King County on Monday recognized the UW’s 150th anniversary and presented a special proclamation to UW President Michael Young. County Council Chairman Larry Gossett noted that he and six of his council colleagues are graduates of the University of Washington, which is recognized as one of the top research and training institutions… Read More
As anticipated, the budget cuts released by the governor today have grave implications for the state of Washington and its citizens. The “Great Recession” continues to erode state revenues, and the consequences are being felt in every corner of the state. At a time when the need for a more educated citizenry is the best… Read More
The following statement is from University of Washington President Michael K. Young: “We are all in shock at the news of Scott’s death. It is just devastating. Our hearts and deep sympathies go out to Alison and their children. Scott was a bright light in Olympia, a skilled legislator and dedicated public servant who always… Read More
President Young talks to the UW community in his first town-hall address of the year, touching on important issues like the internal Provost search, new funding opportunities and highlighting the UW’s recent accomplishments.
Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Designated by the U.S. Congress as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October is also recognized by the state of Washington as Disability History Month. I am sending this message to encourage our entire University of Washington community to join in affirming our commitment to equality of opportunity and… Read More