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February 19, 2014

President Young comments on passage of Real Hope Act

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“Today’s action by the Washington Legislature was a vote of confidence in students and their importance to the future of our state,” University of Washington President Michael K. Young said of the Feb. 18 vote allowing high school graduates brought here illegally as children to be eligible for financial aid. “It sends a strong message…

January 27, 2014

Debra Friedman, Chancellor of UW Tacoma, dies at 58

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Dear Colleagues: This past Sunday, University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Debra Friedman succumbed to cancer. Many of you knew Debra well and worked with her during her years here at the University. Some of you indeed may have taught her while she earned her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from our Department of Sociology. She was…

January 24, 2014

President Young meets with UW Tacoma students

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University of Washington President Michael Young participated in a roundtable discussion with UW Tacoma students last week. Participants included UW Student Regent Kiana Scott, who served as moderator, and students representing a cross-section of the UW Tacoma student population: transfer, first-generation, non-traditional, undergraduate, graduate and many different degree programs. The lively dialogue focused on two…

January 16, 2014

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dear Campus Colleagues, Fifty years ago, in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his courageous and inspiring efforts in leading the civil rights movement. The Nobel committee honored Dr. King for his commitment to nonviolence in the pursuit of equality, inclusivity, and opportunity in the United States. In…

January 14, 2014

University Faculty Lecture, Feb. 6: Achieving Health for All in the 21st Century

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The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost invite UW faculty, students, staff and friends to attend the 38th Annual University Faculty Lecture: Achieving Health for All in the 21st Century: Globalization, growing inequality and creative responses By Dr. Stephen S. Gloyd Thursday, February 6, 2014 7 p.m. Kane Hall, Room 130 The…

January 10, 2014

Statement from UW President Michael K. Young on the proposed boycott of Israeli universities

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As provost and president of the University of Washington, Ana Mari Cauce and I fully endorse the statement from the Association of American UnIversities (AAU), the 62 leading public and private universities in North America and of which the University of Washington is a member, opposing a proposed boycott by American higher education institutions of universities and their faculties…

Ending the problem of sexual assault

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Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I am writing to address a matter of great and grave importance. One of my hopes, as 2014 begins, is that this will be the year we collectively resolve to lead the way to ending the chronic and abhorrent problem of sexual assault on college campuses. While we can be…

January 7, 2014

Introducing the Whole U

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Dear Faculty and Staff: There is no time like the New Year to reflect on our lives, make new goals and commit ourselves to personal growth. The University of Washington appreciates the importance of life-work balance, and I am excited to announce the launch of a new initiative for our faculty and staff to support…

December 13, 2013

Video: Huskies reflect on 2013

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Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Each and every year, Huskies in Seattle and around the globe make an impact—whether it is through research, volunteering, education, creative expression or countless other ways. To reflect on 2013, we asked you—the University of Washington community—to share what made the year memorable, and it is clearer…

December 6, 2013

Video: The Atlantic interviews UW President Michael K. Young

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Atlantic senior editor Alexis Madrigal talked to President Michael K. Young on Thursday in Seattle about the future of higher education. Watch the full interview – View from the Top: Exploring the Route to Success from The Atlantic on

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