Office of the President

March 1, 2013

Today’s federal budget reductions

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Dear Members of the University Community: Today, the long-expected and much talked-about automatic federal budget reductions—otherwise known as “sequestration”—take effect. While many areas of federal spending in our state will be affected, resulting in reductions in services and jobs, the major impact to the University will be in our research program, with a smaller impact…

February 6, 2013

Statement from UW President Michael K. Young on Sally Jewell appointment

Office of the President

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. Few people can match Sally’s deep passion for the conservation issues facing our nation. At the same time, she has a profound understanding of the importance of the land and its use for the people of America. Her strong leadership and…

University Faculty Lecture, Feb. 7: Tech Design, Human Values & the Future

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The Office of the President invites UW faculty, students, staff and friends to attend the 37th Annual University Faculty Lecture: The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future By Dr. Batya Friedman Thursday, February 7, 2013 7 p.m., Kane Hall, Room 130 The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception…

February 5, 2013

Recent crimes near the Seattle campus

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Dear Members of the University Community: In recent days, we have all received notifications of crimes that have occurred on or near the Seattle campus. As the notifications indicate, these are sent in compliance with federal law—the Clery Act—and also as a way to caution all of us that the incidents are occurring and that…

January 12, 2013

Report to Stakeholders: UW Annual Report

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We are pleased to report our financial, student, research, community and environmental performance for 2012. The Report to Stakeholders accounts for our performance during the year, with financial and non-financial information together. Read the UW Annual Report.  

December 19, 2012

Statement from University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Gov. Gregoire’s proposed 2013-15 budget

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Yesterday the Governor released her 2013-15 biennial budget proposal. This marks the final budget proposal of Governor Gregoire’s eight-year term, and the first step in preparation for the 2013 legislative session. I first want to thank Governor Gregoire for her exemplary service to the state, and particularly commend her leadership as we navigated the last…

December 14, 2012

Thoughts for today’s elementary-school shooting victims

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Dear Members of the University Community: The news today about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is devastating and incomprehensible. Our hearts go out to all the families who lost loved ones in this horrible, tragic shooting. It is especially disturbing at this time of year when families gather to celebrate the…

December 13, 2012

Season’s Greetings from the University of Washington

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Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: We have so much to be grateful for at the University of Washington. We are all fortunate to be part of a community with the ability—and determination—to make a positive difference in our world, whether through teaching, research, artistic expression, collaboration, service or other means. Reflecting on…

November 20, 2012

The UW has some of the best staff in the world

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At the UW, not all of the creative solutions to contemporary challenges come from our faculty. We also have some of the best staff in the world. Recently, a good example of what our staff does came to my attention. Many schools have had agonizing struggles to decide which intramural locker rooms, male or female,…

October 22, 2012

A summit to celebrate the UW’s leadership in environmental sustainability

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: This week marks the third annual Sustainability Summit on our Seattle campus. The Sustainability Summit celebrates the University of Washington’s leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability. It is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to find ways to get involved with sustainability efforts here on campus…

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