September 9, 2011

President Young cuts ribbon at new Washington Commons

On Friday, Sept. 9, UW President Michael Young cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the Washington Commons, the new public space for UW alumni in the UW Tower. Read more >


President Young at CityClub Tuesday

King 5 anchor Jean Enersen will moderate a “Conversation with Michael K. Young” during a luncheon and program on Tuesday (Sept. 13) at CityClub in downtown Seattle. CityClub invites people to “bring your own questions as we meet and welcome Michael Young to our community.” Among the issues to be covered: How does President Young… Read More


August 29, 2011

Doug Wadden selected as Interim Provost

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: I am very pleased to announce that Executive Vice Provost Doug Wadden has agreed to serve as Interim Provost while we conduct our search for a replacement for Provost Phyllis Wise. This appointment will be effective October 1. Doug is highly qualified to assume this position, with… Read More


August 26, 2011

Update on plans for provost search

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: After extensive consultation with faculty, staff and administrators, as well as much deliberation, I have concluded — frankly, a bit contrary to my initial inclinations — that the best course for the University at this time is to conduct an internally focused search for a new Provost… Read More


August 3, 2011

Provost Wise named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dear Members of the University Community: I am writing to let you know that Phyllis Wise, our UW provost and executive vice president, has been selected as the next chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning in October. This is a great tribute to Dr. Wise’s leadership capabilities and to her remarkable success… Read More


July 21, 2011

Update on Metro service cuts and the UW

President Young has sent a letter to members of the King County Council and the King County executive that paints a very clear picture of what proposed cuts to Metro service would mean to UW commuters. UW officials said the impacts would be significant, whether those commuters rely on Metro service today or they drive… Read More


July 11, 2011

KUOW chats with new UW president

University Of Washington President Michael Young was a guest on KUOW Radio’s Weekday program. Listen to the interview.


May 25, 2011

Statement from UW Interim President Phyllis Wise regarding state budget

It is hard to express satisfaction with a budget that removes another third of the University’s state appropriation, bringing it to just half of what it was three years ago. But these are unusual times, and to its credit, the Legislature did much to try to soften the blow and enable us to manage our… Read More