For nearly 30 years before returning to my home state, I took great pride in watching Washington emerge as a leader in technology, global trade and innovation. I often bragged about the way our state had jumped on the opportunities of the knowledge economy and about how progressive it was in providing its people with… Read More
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: As you have likely heard, the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives earlier this week released their operating budget proposals for the 2009-2011 biennium. While we expected significant new cuts, the Legislative budget reductions are dramatic and disturbing. All of higher education will be severely impacted should these proposals… Read More
The budget presented today by the state Senate is deeply disturbing. Cuts of this magnitude would seriously damage the UWâ€™s ability to serve the state. The Senateâ€™s budget would reduce the number of students admitted to the university at a time when we have the largest demand in history. The budget cuts would also force… Read More
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: All members of the University of Washington Tacoma community are invited to join me on Friday, April 3, for a town hall meeting on the Universityâ€™s current budget situation. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss where we are in the state budget process, the implications of pending budget cuts,… Read More
Below are excerpts taken from the March 3rd President’s Town Hall discussion held on the UW campus. Click on the “read more” link on this post for more video responses. 1. How are the University’s budget decisions made? [flashvideo filename="http://www.digitalwell.washington.edu/dwproddpt/1/35/d6/d61028e1-8922-48b7-832e-ac4e242cd787.flv" width="320" height="240" autostart=false /]
UW President Mark Emmert discusses the status of the Universityâ€™s budget, the implications of pending budget cuts, and University priorities and strategies for the next biennium. Watch an archived Webcast of the event.
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: All members of the University of Washington community are invited to join me on Tuesday, March 3, for a town hall meeting on the Universityâ€™s current budget situation. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss where we are in the state budget process, the implications of pending budget cuts, and… Read More
Recent media coverage of the state’s fiscal crisis has highlighted the potential loss of jobs at the University in the 2009-11 biennium and the impact this might have on students. It is only natural, of course, that such news would cause alarm. I am writing to provide information about the context for this news and to provide information about where we are in the budget process.
Dear UW Alumni and Friends: Of all those in our state, UW alumni and friends need least to be reminded of the value of education and a degree from the University of Washington. Therefore, it’s been no surprise that many of you have contacted me in recent weeks with concerns about the weakening economy and… Read More
Dear Members of the University Community: Earlier today, Governor Gregoire submitted to the Legislature her 2009-2011 biennial budget proposal. As expected, it contains significant reductions for higher education as well as other state agencies, some of which will also negatively impact our medical centers. Obviously, the Governor faced an enormous challenge in putting together a… Read More