Office of the President

February 16, 2012

Editorial roundup

University of Washington

Here is a roundup from the past few months of newspaper editorials addressing higher education funding and related issues. February 2012 Seattle Times Higher ed funding cuts endanger state economy Feb. 1, 2012 Tri-City Herald Don’t turn GET program into a bait and switch Feb. 3, 2012 Union Bulletin Legislature must increase state funding for

February 13, 2012

UW president comments on Obama 2013 budget

University of Washington

University of Washington President Michael K. Young issued a statement today about President Barack Obama’s budget, saying: “The president’s commitment to expanding research funding in his 2013 budget to spur our nation’s innovation is a critical investment in our nation’s future and one we at the University of Washington fully support. The partnership between the

January 23, 2012

The Storm of 2012

University of Washington

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: The weather last week made a normally challenging quarter even harder. Losing three days from a total of 47 instructional days in the quarter has a real impact. Unlike K–12 schools, we do not have the luxury of adding make-up days at the end of the quarter. We know there

January 3, 2012

Renewing our pledge of integrity

University of Washington

Dear Members of the University Community: At the half-way point of my first year at the UW, there are still daily revelations of how great this University is and what that greatness is built upon. The more I look inside the campus, the more I see extraordinary, energized students and faculty applying their talents to

December 20, 2011

Northwest Newsmaker interview: UW President Michael K. Young

University of Washington

December 18, 2011

The University of Washington working hard to keep college affordable in hard times

University of Washington

The Washington state Legislature has greatly reduced its financial support of the state’s higher-education institutions. University of Washington President Michael K. Young writes about how UW costs per student are kept well in hand, even if state cuts have prompted tuition increases. Read UW President Michael Young’s Seattle Times op-ed

December 13, 2011

President Young to be on King5 Wednesday

Office of the President

Jean Enersen’s hourlong Northwest Newsmakers program on King 5 TV this Wednesday, Dec. 14, will feature an interview with President Michael Young. The special airs at 8 p.m. If you miss the show, it will be replayed later. In addition, video of Enersen’s interviews will be posted on King5.com.

December 8, 2011

Season’s Greetings from the UW

Office of the President

We invite you to enjoy our year-end video, which celebrates 150 years of innovation and creativity and demonstrates our spirit of hope for the future.

December 6, 2011

Ana Mari Cauce named UW Provost

University of Washington

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

November 21, 2011

Gov. Gregoire’s 2012 supplemental budget proposal

University of Washington

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

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