December 2, 2013

President Young’s statement about Coach Sarkisian’s departure

President Michael K. Young released this statement after USC announced it had hired Husky Coach Steve Sarkisian as its head football coach: Steve Sarkisian has done a wonderful job in bringing our football program back to respectability and mentoring the young men in the program as they pursue their educations here at the UW. We… Read More


November 26, 2013

UW alum bequeaths $56.1 million to School of Law

Earlier today, the UW School of Law was part of an extraordinary announcement about a gift that will benefit not only the University of Washington, but our entire region. As the University’s closest friends, we wanted you to be the first to hear that the late Jack Rupert MacDonald ’37, ’40 – a humble yet… Read More


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