Office of the President

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

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,

Answers to questions from the Blog

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 /]

President’s Town Hall – Webcast archive

UW President Mark Emmert discusses the status of the University’s budget, the implications of pending budget cuts, and University priorities and strategies for the next biennium. Watch an archived Webcast of the event.

President’s Town Hall – State of the UW budget

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 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, and

State budget update

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.

The UW and the economic downturn

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

State budget challenges

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

State budget challenges

Dear Members of the University Community: During the past weeks of market turmoil and grim financial headlines, many of you have expressed concerns about the volatile state of the economy and what impact it will have on the University. With the release of the latest state revenue forecast on Wednesday, we now have a clearer

Office Hours: Fall reflections

UW President Mark Emmert discusses the incoming freshman class, a historic Freshman Convocation with honorary degrees presented to Bill Gates and Bill Gates. Sr., and the upcoming legislative session. Watch the video »

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