December 13, 2010

Meeting the challenges of 2011

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Dear Members of the UW Community: As the fall quarter draws to a close and a new year approaches, I want to thank all of you for your continuing commitment to the excellence of our University. We all know about the serious impacts the economic downturn has had on our state and our UW community,… Read More


October 26, 2010

Update about Nov. 18 football game

Dear Members of the UW Community: As preparations for the November 18 football game against UCLA continue, some have questioned whether the disruption attendant to playing a game mid-week makes a statement about the University’s values (i.e., sports versus academics and research). While I certainly understand such a question, I want to restate that the… Read More


October 13, 2010

2010 President’s Annual Address video

Interim President Phyllis Wise delivered the 2010 President’s Annual Address to the university community on Tuesday. Watch an archived Webcast of the event > President Wise would like to thank members of the UW community for comments on her blog and says she will post specific responses in the next few days. Also see a… Read More


October 11, 2010

President Obama on campus Oct. 21

Dear Members of the University Community: As some may have heard by now, President Barack Obama will visit the University of Washington campus on Thursday, Oct. 21, at noon for a rally in support of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. This is, of course, a political event and not a University-sponsored visit. The event will take… Read More


October 7, 2010

Impacts of the home football game on Thursday, Nov. 18

Dear Members of the UW Community: On Thursday, Nov. 18, starting at 5 p.m., the University will play its final home football game of the season against UCLA in Husky Stadium. A mid-week game is highly unusual and results from the University accepting an invitation last April from ESPN to televise the contest to a… Read More


October 1, 2010

Welcome to the new academic year

Dear Members of the UW Community: Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Washington. The start of a new year inevitably brings with it a sense of excitement and expectation, as well as a number of changes. One significant change for our community is in the president’s office, where I am serving… Read More


September 22, 2010

President’s annual address is Oct. 12

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Please join me for the Annual Address to the University Community: • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 • Kane Hall, Room 130 • 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. • Reservations are not required. The event is open to the public. After the address, please join me at a reception in the Walker Ames Room. This year’s address will… Read More


September 20, 2010

Farewell to Mark Emmert set for Sept. 27

A special event to bid farewell to President Mark Emmert is set for Monday, Sept. 27, 1:30–3 p.m. at Sylvan Theater. The event will feature remarks by UW Board of Regents Chairman Herb Simon, President Emmert and Interim President Phyllis Wise, followed by a reception. No RSVP is necessary.


September 16, 2010

More budget cuts ahead

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: The news today about the worsening condition of the state’s budget is sobering. It reminds us that the worst is not over and that the immediate future — the current fiscal year and the 2011-13 biennium — will bring further reductions in our state funding. State tax revenue collections continue… Read More