March 9, 2011

Town Hall video archive

UWTV broadcast Tuesday’s Town Hall with President Phyllis Wise and an archive is available here >


March 1, 2011

Town Hall meeting about the UW budget, March 8

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Dear Members of the UW Community: There has been a good deal of media coverage recently about the possible impacts of significant state budget cuts at the UW. These stories are in response to a request we received from some of our state legislative leaders who wanted to know what state budget reductions would look… Read More


February 25, 2011

UW describes potential effects of large budget cuts

In response to a request from legislative leaders, Interim President Phyllis Wise outlined the effect of budget cuts that were at the level of the governor’s proposed cuts (about $189 million) plus 15 or 30 percent. Those effects could include: Up to 500 fewer Washington residents in the freshman class Loss of up to 1,800… Read More


January 19, 2011

What is a college education worth?

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The UW Office of External Affairs this morning released a document that looks at what a college education is worth for the citizens, community, employers, state and students. It says, for example, that college graduates can expected to earn twice as much as non-grads and that by 2018, 63% of available jobs in the U.S…. Read More


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