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May 25, 2012

President Young attends Bothell groundbreaking

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President Young joined UW Bothell students, faculty, staff and friends Friday for the groundbreaking for a Science and Academic Building, which will be known as UWB 3. The 74,000-square-foot building will house 11 science labs, several classrooms, gathering space and a 200-person lecture hall. This space translates into the ability to serve an additional 1,000…

May 21, 2012

Join us for the 2012 UW Awards of Excellence, June 7

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Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni at the 42nd Annual Awards of Excellence. Thursday, June 7, 2012 Meany Hall Auditorium 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Reception Reservations are not required. The Awards of Excellence ceremony honors members of the UW community who exemplify the University’s…

April 22, 2012

Video: HuskyFest kick-off celebration

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April 20, 2012

KUOW interviews UW president

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UW president Michael Young is a guest on KUOW to talk about costs and other issues facing the university. Listen to the interview:

April 17, 2012

UW president Michael Young comments on Charlie Earl’s retirement

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“I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Charlie Earl only since I arrived in Washington in July. It is clear to me what an important role he has played in our state’s community college system, and it became immediately apparent what an exceptional collaborative partner the four-year institutions had in him. He has been…

April 12, 2012

News from Olympia

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Dear Members of the University Community: Those among you who watch what transpires in Olympia know that early this morning, the Legislature completed its work and adopted a supplemental budget for the second year of the current biennium. The very good news is that for the first time in three years, funding for higher education…

March 8, 2012

Sports Illustrated Q&A with UW President Michael Young

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UW President Michael Young shares his thoughts on the the cost-of-attendance stipend proposal for student athletes, the college bowl system and more. Read the Q&A on

March 2, 2012

Statement from UW President Michael Young on Rep. Norm Dicks’ retirement

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On behalf of generations of students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington, I want to express our deep gratitude to Congressman Dicks for his lifetime of service to the citizens of Washington and especially for his unwavering support over the many years he served in Congress for higher education and his alma mater….

February 29, 2012

Statement from UW President Michael Young on Senate budget proposal

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The Senate budget proposal released today puts a halt to four years of public disinvestment in higher education. The Senate is to be commended for taking this bold stance. Investing in students and their futures charts a course towards sustainable economic recovery and is the best possible form of securing our economic future. Higher education…

February 16, 2012

Editorial roundup

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Here is a roundup from the past few months of newspaper editorials addressing higher education funding and related issues. February 2012 Seattle Times Higher ed funding cuts endanger state economy Feb. 1, 2012 Tri-City Herald Don’t turn GET program into a bait and switch Feb. 3, 2012 Union Bulletin Legislature must increase state funding for…

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