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


June 14, 2010

President honored by CityClub

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UW President Mark Emmert was recognized today by CityClub for his contributions to building civic knowledge, connection, trust and action in the greater community. Emmert was praised for championing the University of Washington’s position as a world leader in environmental research, education and practices. Gov. Christine Gregoire declared June, 14, 2010, to be “Mark Emmert… Read More


June 11, 2010

TVW airs interview with President Emmert

TVW’s Inside Olympia aired an hourlong interview with UW President Mark Emmert on June 10, 2010. Issues ranged from his reasons for taking the NCAA job to advice for his replacement. He also addressed budget cuts, the UW’s relationship with the Legislature, serving on corporate boards and much more. President Emmert on TVW’s Inside Olympia


Our economic impact on Washington state

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The UW is a vitally important economic engine for the state of Washington and plays a crucial role in keeping our region competitive in the global economy. Yet many Washingtonians don’t realize the full extent of the impact our University has on their own financial well-being and quality of life. To help us analyze the… Read More


April 27, 2010

UW president to head NCAA

UW President Mark Emmert has been selected to head the NCAA. The announcement was made today in Indianapolis. He is expected to assume his duties no later than Nov. 1. “It is with very mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that today I have accepted the presidency of the National Collegiate… Read More