June 11, 2010

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


Announcement from President Emmert

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Dear UW students, faculty, and staff: 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 Athletic Association.  When I came home to the University of Washington in 2004, I knew there was no other university that I would want… Read More


April 19, 2010

Outcomes of the 2010 State Legislative Session

Dear Members of the University Community: With the 2010 session of the State Legislature now concluded, we have a clearer picture of what our budget for 2011 will be. The results are about what we expected—we ended up doing better in some areas and worse in others, and there were no surprises in the concluding… Read More


April 7, 2010

Meet UW scientists this weekend at Paws on Science

Some of the UW’s scientific breakthroughs, from discovering an underwater volcano to finding new ways to detect germs, will be in the spotlight at the Pacific Science Center this weekend. I invite everyone in the community and the UW family to attend. You’ll get to meet amazing scientists, plus there’ll be lots of hands-on activities…. Read More


March 26, 2010

Announcing the 2010 UW Awards of Excellence recipients

Dear Members of the University Community: I am proud to announce the 2010 Awards of Excellence recipients. For 40 years, the University has honored outstanding members of our UW community for their performance in teaching, mentoring, librarianship, public service and staff support. Congratulations to the following individuals who will be honored at a special ceremony… Read More


Congrats to our men’s basketball team!

Congratulations to Coach Lorenzo Romar and the UW men’s basketball team for an exciting run in the NCAA tournament. While the loss to West Virginia in the round of 16 was bittersweet, our coaches and players should be very proud of their nine-game winning streak, Pac-10 Tournament championship and two NCAA tournament victories. I know… Read More


March 15, 2010

Watching for signs of progress in Olympia

The Legislature begins its special session today, needing to finish its work on the 2010 supplemental budget, including spending cuts and taxes. As we have seen during the 60-day regular session, legislators have been wrestling with the unenviable task of plugging a large hole in the state budget. Finding the right balance between more budget… Read More


Huskies are Pac-10 champs!

Congratulations to Coach Romar and the UW men’s basketball team for winning the Pac-10 tournament with a thrilling 79-75 victory over Cal on Saturday! Please join me in wishing the Huskies continued success when they take on Marquette in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday in San Jose. You can keep up… Read More


March 5, 2010

President Emmert’s budget letter to lawmakers

In a letter to Gov. Chris Gregoire and members of the state Legislature, UW President Mark Emmert offered his thoughts on the 2010 supplemental operating and capital budget proposals. He also thanked the governor and lawmakers for making student financial aid a priority in both budgets. “Regarding the two chambers’ approaches to our budget reductions,”… Read More