Office of the President

The beginning of another exciting academic year

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Welcome to those of you who are new to the University this fall, and welcome back to those who are returning for another academic year. I hope all of you have had productive and rewarding summers and are ready to continue the work that makes the University

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

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

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

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

Video: HuskyFest kick-off celebration

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

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

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

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

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