Office of the President

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

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.

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

President honored by CityClub

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

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

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