February 5, 2013

Recent crimes near the Seattle campus

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… Read More


January 12, 2013

Report to Stakeholders: UW Annual Report

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

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… Read More


December 14, 2012

Thoughts for today’s elementary-school shooting victims

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… Read More


December 13, 2012

Season’s Greetings from the University of Washington

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… Read More


November 20, 2012

The UW has some of the best staff in the world

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,… Read More


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

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… Read More


October 19, 2012

Our way forward: Tomorrow’s University Today

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Yesterday afternoon, many of you joined me at my annual address for a look at how we are working together as a university to address key 21st century challenges. Thank you for attending or watching on UWTV or online. As I said in my remarks, everything you… Read More


October 5, 2012

You’re invited to attend the President’s Annual Address, Oct. 18

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Join President Michael K. Young for a look at how we are building on our past to ensure an even more successful future. Thursday, October 18, 2012 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Meany Hall Reservations are not required. The event will be broadcast live on UWTV channel 27 and online… Read More