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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

December 4, 2013

View From the Top: Watch an interview with President Young on Thursday

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President Michael K. Young will discuss challenges in higher education Thursday during an interview in Seattle with The Atlantic. Watch it live at 9 a.m.

December 2, 2013

President Young’s statement about Coach Sarkisian’s departure

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President Michael K. Young released this statement after USC announced it had hired Husky Coach Steve Sarkisian as its head football coach: Steve Sarkisian has done a wonderful job in bringing our football program back to respectability and mentoring the young men in the program as they pursue their educations here at the UW. We…

November 26, 2013

UW alum bequeaths $56.1 million to School of Law

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Earlier today, the UW School of Law was part of an extraordinary announcement about a gift that will benefit not only the University of Washington, but our entire region. As the University’s closest friends, we wanted you to be the first to hear that the late Jack Rupert MacDonald ’37, ’40 – a humble yet…

October 20, 2013

President Young’s statement on the death of Don James

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Don James was a larger-than-life figure for generations of Husky fans and all of us at the university are saddened by his death. Our hearts go out to his wife Carol and his family as we mourn his passing. He was a special kind of leader who generated immense loyalty and affection among his players…

September 23, 2013

President Young: the UW’s future “looks very, very bright”

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Dear members of the University of Washington community: Last June, right after our spectacular commencement ceremony on a scintillating day at CenturyLink Field, I boarded a bus with 35 new first- and second- year UW faculty from all three of our campuses and representing a wide array of disciplines for a week-long bus tour of…

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