Office of the President

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

What is a college education worth?

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.

Meeting the challenges of 2011

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,

Trick-or-treaters visit UW Tower

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

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

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

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

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

President’s annual address is Oct. 12

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

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