October 20, 2013

President Young’s statement on the death of Don James

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… Read More


October 17, 2013

Video and transcript: President’s Annual Address

In the 2013 Annual Address to the campus community, UW President Michael K. Young examined how we are working together as a university to address key 21st century challenges. A transcript of the address is also available:  http://www.washington.edu/president/annual-address-2013/


September 23, 2013

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

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… Read More


August 22, 2013

Statement regarding President Obama’s proposals for rating higher education institutions

We are pleased to see President Obama speaking about the importance of higher education to the future competitiveness of the United States and the necessity of affordability and access for everyone. The University of Washington already scores well on many of the factors the President is promoting such as percentage of Pell Grant eligible students,… Read More


July 19, 2013

Governor Inslee appoints new regents

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to inform you that Gov. Jay Inslee today announced two new appointments to the University of Washington Board of Regents. Read the governor’s press release. Constance Rice has been appointed to fulfill the remaining term of former Regent Sally Jewell who resigned this past spring to become Secretary of the… Read More


June 28, 2013

President Young’s statement on the proposed state budget

The proposed state operating budget agreement represents a significant step forward, not only for University of Washington students, faculty, staff and their families – but also for the state of Washington. For the first time in over two decades, state reinvestment in this budget agreement will allow the UW to hold resident undergraduate tuition rates… Read More


June 17, 2013

2013-15 State Budget expectations

Dear Faculty and Staff: With the Legislature now in its second special session trying to come to an agreement on a state budget for 2013-15, a number of questions are being raised about the unlikely—though theoretically possible—situation that the state could begin the new biennium on July 1 without a budget and without monies appropriated… Read More


June 6, 2013

Another year of impressive accomplishments

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: My favorite time of the year is nearly upon us—the time to celebrate with all those students who have completed the rigors of their degree programs and are about to “commence” the next chapter of their lives. It is exciting and gratifying to share the moment when… Read More


May 21, 2013

Join us for the 2013 UW Awards of Excellence, June 13

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni at the 43rd Annual Awards of Excellence. Thursday, June 13, 2013 Meany Hall Auditorium 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments Reservations are not required. The Awards of Excellence ceremony honors members of the UW community who… Read More


April 11, 2013

UW President Michael Young comments on House Democrat budget proposal

Statement from University of Washington Michael K. Young on House Democrat budget proposal: “Today’s House budget proposal lacks significant, new state investment in public higher education. Washington ranks second to last in the nation — 49th — in higher education funding per student, with 25,000 jobs in high demand industries awaiting graduates we do not… Read More