March 2, 2012

Statement from UW President Michael Young on Rep. Norm Dicks’ retirement

On behalf of generations of students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington, I want to express our deep gratitude to Congressman Dicks for his lifetime of service to the citizens of Washington and especially for his unwavering support over the many years he served in Congress for higher education and his alma mater…. Read More


February 29, 2012

Statement from UW President Michael Young on Senate budget proposal

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The Senate budget proposal released today puts a halt to four years of public disinvestment in higher education. The Senate is to be commended for taking this bold stance. Investing in students and their futures charts a course towards sustainable economic recovery and is the best possible form of securing our economic future. Higher education… Read More


February 16, 2012

Editorial roundup

Here is a roundup from the past few months of newspaper editorials addressing higher education funding and related issues. February 2012 Seattle Times Higher ed funding cuts endanger state economy Feb. 1, 2012 Tri-City Herald Don’t turn GET program into a bait and switch Feb. 3, 2012 Union Bulletin Legislature must increase state funding for… Read More


February 13, 2012

UW president comments on Obama 2013 budget

University of Washington President Michael K. Young issued a statement today about President Barack Obama’s budget, saying: “The president’s commitment to expanding research funding in his 2013 budget to spur our nation’s innovation is a critical investment in our nation’s future and one we at the University of Washington fully support. The partnership between the… Read More


January 23, 2012

The Storm of 2012

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: The weather last week made a normally challenging quarter even harder. Losing three days from a total of 47 instructional days in the quarter has a real impact. Unlike K–12 schools, we do not have the luxury of adding make-up days at the end of the quarter. We know there… Read More


January 3, 2012

Renewing our pledge of integrity

Dear Members of the University Community: At the half-way point of my first year at the UW, there are still daily revelations of how great this University is and what that greatness is built upon. The more I look inside the campus, the more I see extraordinary, energized students and faculty applying their talents to… Read More


December 18, 2011

The University of Washington working hard to keep college affordable in hard times

The Washington state Legislature has greatly reduced its financial support of the state’s higher-education institutions. University of Washington President Michael K. Young writes about how UW costs per student are kept well in hand, even if state cuts have prompted tuition increases. Read UW President Michael Young’s Seattle Times op-ed


December 13, 2011

President Young to be on King5 Wednesday

Jean Enersen’s hourlong Northwest Newsmakers program on King 5 TV this Wednesday, Dec. 14, will feature an interview with President Michael Young. The special airs at 8 p.m. If you miss the show, it will be replayed later. In addition, video of Enersen’s interviews will be posted on King5.com.


December 8, 2011

Season’s Greetings from the UW

We invite you to enjoy our year-end video, which celebrates 150 years of innovation and creativity and demonstrates our spirit of hope for the future.