September 15, 2011

A Husky anniversary: A yearlong party to celebrate the UW at 150

The University of Washington’s 150th anniversary celebration has officially begun — and it’s a party that’s going to last all year long. The 2011-12 school year marks a century and a half since the UW opened its doors in downtown Seattle as the Territorial University of Washington. The UW sesquicentennial was kicked off in high… Read More


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.