Office of the President

Interview with President Young on TVW Thursday

An interview with President Michael Young for the show Inside Olympia is scheduled to air on TVW Thursday evening at 7 and 10 p.m.

Amazing things happening in the U-District

The University District Partnership is an organization that is poised to set this district apart.  Last week I had the good fortune to address this group as they celebrated all the work we have accomplished together over the past two years. The University District Partnership includes the UW, U District businesses, residents, non-profits, and faith

Campaign encourages stronger federal investments in research and higher education

The key difference-maker for societies, economies, and universities in the 21st-century, I am certain, is innovation. Can we think in creative, productive, uncommon ways about how to solve problems and to bridge the divides—international, cultural, economic—that separate us? At the University of Washington, we know that the ability to innovate is essential. With this in

President Young comments on passage of Real Hope Act

“Today’s action by the Washington Legislature was a vote of confidence in students and their importance to the future of our state,” University of Washington President Michael K. Young said of the Feb. 18 vote allowing high school graduates brought here illegally as children to be eligible for financial aid. “It sends a strong message

Debra Friedman, Chancellor of UW Tacoma, dies at 58

Dear Colleagues: This past Sunday, University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Debra Friedman succumbed to cancer. Many of you knew Debra well and worked with her during her years here at the University. Some of you indeed may have taught her while she earned her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from our Department of Sociology. She was

President Young meets with UW Tacoma students

University of Washington President Michael Young participated in a roundtable discussion with UW Tacoma students last week. Participants included UW Student Regent Kiana Scott, who served as moderator, and students representing a cross-section of the UW Tacoma student population: transfer, first-generation, non-traditional, undergraduate, graduate and many different degree programs. The lively dialogue focused on two

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Campus Colleagues, Fifty years ago, in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his courageous and inspiring efforts in leading the civil rights movement. The Nobel committee honored Dr. King for his commitment to nonviolence in the pursuit of equality, inclusivity, and opportunity in the United States. In

University Faculty Lecture, Feb. 6: Achieving Health for All in the 21st Century

The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost invite UW faculty, students, staff and friends to attend the 38th Annual University Faculty Lecture: Achieving Health for All in the 21st Century: Globalization, growing inequality and creative responses By Dr. Stephen S. Gloyd Thursday, February 6, 2014 7 p.m. Kane Hall, Room 130 The

Statement from UW President Michael K. Young on the proposed boycott of Israeli universities

As provost and president of the University of Washington, Ana Mari Cauce and I fully endorse the statement from the Association of American UnIversities (AAU), the 62 leading public and private universities in North America and of which the University of Washington is a member, opposing a proposed boycott by American higher education institutions of universities and their faculties

Ending the problem of sexual assault

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I am writing to address a matter of great and grave importance. One of my hopes, as 2014 begins, is that this will be the year we collectively resolve to lead the way to ending the chronic and abhorrent problem of sexual assault on college campuses. While we can be

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