Office of the President

Introducing the Whole U

Dear Faculty and Staff: There is no time like the New Year to reflect on our lives, make new goals and commit ourselves to personal growth. The University of Washington appreciates the importance of life-work balance, and I am excited to announce the launch of a new initiative for our faculty and staff to support

Video: Huskies reflect on 2013

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Each and every year, Huskies in Seattle and around the globe make an impact—whether it is through research, volunteering, education, creative expression or countless other ways. To reflect on 2013, we asked you—the University of Washington community—to share what made the year memorable, and it is clearer

Video: The Atlantic interviews UW President Michael K. Young

Atlantic senior editor Alexis Madrigal talked to President Michael K. Young on Thursday in Seattle about the future of higher education. Watch the full interview – View from the Top: Exploring the Route to Success from The Atlantic on FORA.tv

View From the Top: Watch an interview with President Young on Thursday

President Michael K. Young will discuss challenges in higher education Thursday during an interview in Seattle with The Atlantic. Watch it live at 9 a.m.

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

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

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

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/

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

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,

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