Office of the President

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 »

2008 President’s Annual Address

In his 2008 annual address to the University community, UW President Mark Emmert reflects on the many success from the last year at the University of Washington and anticipates the great things to come. Accomplishments in education, research, grant funding and diversity are just a few of the things he highlights from the 2007-2008 year.

Economic Matters

Dear Members of the University Community: The state of our nation’s–and the world’s–economy is much on people’s minds these days. The University experienced firsthand some of the effects of the Wall Street investment jitters when we decided a few weeks ago to initiate legal action against Northern Trust of Chicago, the bank that held in

Office Hours: The environment

In the final Office Hours of 2007-08 school year, UW President Mark Emmert talks about creating the new College of the Environment and the accomplishments of our faculty and students this year. Watch the video »

Office Hours: Update on current issues

In his first Office Hours video of the new year, UW President Mark Emmert talks about the 2008 legislative session, Campaign UW and moving into the UW Tower. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Click on “Post a comment” or send an e-mail to pres@u.washington.edu. Watch the video »

Office Hours returns for fall quarter

In his first Office Hours video of the new academic year, President Mark Emmert celebrates the UW’s many achievements in 2007 and talks about the cycle of renewal that begins each fall. He elaborated on those themes and more in his recent annual address and welcomes your comments. Watch the video »

2007 President’s Annual Address

In his 2007 annual address to the university community, UW President Mark Emmert focuses on two basic questions: How is the University doing? And, where is it going? After recognizing some of the accomplishments and challenges of the previous year, he discusses some of the key issues to the university’s future, including providing a rich

Office Hours: Preserving Our Environment

In the last Office Hours video of the quarter, UW President Mark Emmert discusses preserving the environment for future generations and some of the things the UW is doing to address the challenge. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Watch the video »

Office Hours: Report on the 2007 Legislative Session

UW President Mark Emmert recaps the 2007 session of the state Legislature and talks about how it will impact the UW’s budget for the next biennium. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Click on “Comments” above or send an e-mail to pres@u.washington.edu. Watch the video »

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