Office of the President

January 11, 2018

Remembering the humanity at the heart of DACA

Ana Mari Cauce

Since the decision last fall to end protections for the recipients of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – the Dreamers – the lives of the more than 800,000 young people affected by the program have been thrown into uncertainty and fear. The Dreamers are young people who were brought to this country as children. The United States is their home; they have grown up here, and it is short-sighted to exclude these hard-working contributors from our society.

January 9, 2018

Welcoming Mark Richards as next UW Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ana Mari Cauce

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Richards has accepted the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1. I am thrilled he will join our community and look forward to working closely with him to advance our teaching, research and service mission across all of our campuses.

January 8, 2018

The UW honors dear friend and supporter, Floyd Jones

Ana Mari Cauce

I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Floyd Jones, a dear friend, alumnus and tireless supporter of the University of Washington. Floyd embodied the notion that philanthropy can change lives and make the world a better place. Throughout his years of giving to the UW and across our region, Floyd was always motivated by a deep and joyful commitment to lifting others up.

December 27, 2017

UW student-athletes make us proud on and off the field

Ana Mari Cauce

This Saturday, the Huskies will face the Penn State Nittany Lions at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ, capping an exciting, 10-2 season for our football team. I’m proud of the team, and proud of all the UW’s student-athletes, who demonstrate again and again how sportsmanship, athleticism, teamwork and drive contribute to their inspiring and outstanding Husky experiences.

December 20, 2017

Update on the final federal tax bill

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, the U.S. House and Senate passed a tax bill, which, when it becomes law, will dramatically revise our nation’s tax code. The bill does not contain some of the most damaging proposals for higher education that I have written about previously, but it includes some provisions that will make it harder for colleges and universities to provide the teaching and learning that students seek and that our economy demands.

December 12, 2017

Forging a bright future together

Ana Mari Cauce

It was a year of peaks and valleys, the proverbial best of times and worst of times. But even at those moments of greatest uncertainty and fear, our community has risen to meet challenges with courage, ingenuity and empathy.

December 6, 2017

Visionary gift will create Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we were honored to announce a $50 million gift from Jeff and Susan Brotman and Dan and Pam Baty to create the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, which will harness the research of UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s to focus on delivering on the promise, power and reach of precision medicine to save and change millions of lives.

Tax bill provisions hurt students and threaten the economy

Ana Mari Cauce

These tax bills currently remain very damaging to students, making it harder and more expensive for people to earn the very credentials they need as more and more jobs require post-secondary degrees. This is both bad for students and bad for the economy.

November 20, 2017

Understanding your resources to prevent and address sexual misconduct

Ana Mari Cauce

It is our obligation to make sure that UW students understand the standards we hold them to as responsible members of the University community. These standards reflect our values, our policies, and state and federal law, including Title IX, which prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of discrimination on the basis of sex. For our faculty and staff, it’s also important to be aware of these policies and the role we all play in upholding these responsibilities.

November 14, 2017

Proposed tax bills would hurt students and economic competitiveness in Washington and the US

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider and pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. A similar bill is working its way through the Senate. Despite some differences between the House and Senate versions, the proposed legislation would significantly increase the UW’s operating costs and reduce incentives for charitable giving, at great cost to students who rely on private philanthropy to access a college education.

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