Office of the President

May 18, 2016

New resources for investigating and responding to sexual misconduct

Ana Mari Cauce

As a University, we must do all that we can to prevent and respond compassionately and effectively to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. To improve our ability to do so, we have created a Title IX Investigation Office, which as of May 16 is responsible for investigating…


May 5, 2016

Together let’s improve health and well-being, here and around the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Being truly healthy means far more than simply being free from ailments and afflictions. When we assess health, we must also take into account the many other factors that affect well-being — poverty, discrimination, climate change and violence, to name just a few. These factors, and many others, combine and conspire to prevent so many…


May 3, 2016

Video and transcript: President Cauce’s speech on population health

University of Washington

The health of an individual or a community involves more than just the absence of disease. Issues from poverty and equity, to health care access, to climate change and governance all combine to affect the health and well-being of populations around the world. The University of Washington and our partners in the Puget Sound region…


Foster Pepper’s ‘Wine, Women & What’s Happening’ keynote address  

University of Washington

[Each year, Pacific Northwest law firm Foster Pepper hosts “Wine, Women and What’s Happening,” an event that brings together a diverse group of women leaders from around the community and across different industries. This year, President Cauce delivered the keynote address. Remarks as prepared for delivery.] Hello everyone. I want to start by thanking all…


April 24, 2016

2016 YWCA ‘Inspire Luncheon’ keynote address

University of Washington

It’s an honor to be here in support of an organization that has such a profound and positive impact on the communities it serves across Seattle and in King and Snohomish counties. The YWCA has a mission that couldn’t be clearer: To eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


April 22, 2016

‘Distinguished Lecture on Diversity in Higher Education’ at University of Delaware’s Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Washington

[The University of Delaware’s Center for the Study of Diversity holds an annual Distinguished Lecture on Diversity, delivered this year by President Cauce. Remarks as prepared for delivery.] Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be here, or really, to be back here, at the University of Delaware, where I taught in the 1980s…


April 19, 2016

Update on the UW Race & Equity Initiative

Ana Mari Cauce

When I launched the Race & Equity Initiative almost a year ago, I noted that these were difficult times for those of us who view diversity and equity as core values, who believe in justice and fairness, and who are committed to making this an inclusive and openhearted campus for all. Many of our students,…


April 14, 2016

Open forum with Jerry Baldasty, preferred candidate for provost

Office of the President

President Cauce has announced that Jerry Baldasty, interim provost for the past 13 months, is the preferred candidate for UW provost and executive vice president. Read her message to faculty, staff and students about his selection and a public forum on April 26. The forum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Henry Art Gallery…


March 31, 2016

Seeking your feedback on hosting Tent City 3

Ana Mari Cauce

Our city is facing a crisis. Thousands of our neighbors are forced to make their homes in doorways or under bridges since they lack affordable housing. Consistent with our public mission, the University of Washington has been seeking solutions to the homelessness crisis through scholarship and service. But we have an opportunity to do more….


March 17, 2016

The future arrives for thousands of students

Ana Mari Cauce

All around Washington and points beyond, several thousand high school seniors are experiencing the thrill of receiving a gold envelope — what some students have started calling the “golden ticket” — in the mail. It’s their future arriving, in the form of a letter announcing that they’ve been admitted to the University of Washington. This…


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