May 1, 2009

Your ideas for saving money and finding efficiencies

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: Over the last several months, people from across our campuses have submitted many valuable cost-saving suggestions to help our University weather the economic downturn. I am deeply appreciative of all those who have taken the time to share their thoughts and ideas. I write now to update you on the… Read More


April 28, 2009

The 2009-11 state budget for the UW

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Dear students, faculty and staff: Over the weekend, the Legislature completed the unenviable task of writing and passing a biennial budget during the worst economic period in decades. Any budget that must bridge a biennial shortfall of $9 billion is bound to please no one and to result in serious consequences for the state. For… Read More


April 10, 2009

The state budget and UW tuition

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Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: By now most of you have heard about the potential need to increase tuition because of the severe cuts in our state support. I am writing to clarify why this may need to happen and to explain the potential impacts. Nobody, certainly not me, likes to raise tuition. We support… Read More


April 8, 2009

President’s Bothell Town Hall meeting, April 14: State of the UW budget

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: All members of the University of Washington Bothell community are invited to join me on Tuesday, April 14, for a town hall meeting on the University’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


Office Hours: 2009 legislative session

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UW President Mark Emmert talks about the 2009 Legislative session and challenges the state and higher education face in this time of economic turmoil. Watch the video »


April 7, 2009

Column: Keep the “higher” in higher education

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


March 31, 2009

What the state budget proposals could mean for the UW

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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


March 30, 2009

Statement on Senate budget

The budget presented today by the state Senate is deeply disturbing. Cuts of this magnitude would seriously damage the UW’s ability to serve the state. The Senate’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


March 25, 2009

President’s Tacoma Town Hall meeting, April 3: State of the UW budget

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 University’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


March 16, 2009

Answers to questions from the Blog

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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 /]