Office of the President

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

Another year of impressive accomplishments

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: My favorite time of the year is nearly upon us—the time to celebrate with all those students who have completed the rigors of their degree programs and are about to “commence” the next chapter of their lives. It is exciting and gratifying to share the moment when

Join us for the 2013 UW Awards of Excellence, June 13

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni at the 43rd Annual Awards of Excellence. Thursday, June 13, 2013 Meany Hall Auditorium 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments Reservations are not required. The Awards of Excellence ceremony honors members of the UW community who

UW President Michael Young comments on House Democrat budget proposal

Statement from University of Washington Michael K. Young on House Democrat budget proposal: “Today’s House budget proposal lacks significant, new state investment in public higher education. Washington ranks second to last in the nation — 49th — in higher education funding per student, with 25,000 jobs in high demand industries awaiting graduates we do not

Early learning and K-12 are UW priorities

President Young stressed the importance of early learning and called the UW’s new online bachelor’s completion program “a good thing for all of us” during remarks to the Alliance for Education in Seattle this week. “As long as I’m president,” he told the group Thursday, “improving early learning and K-12 will be a major priority

UW president joins Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission was created by Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council to examine Seattle’s ability to compete in the global economy of the 21st century. Members of the Commission represent a cross section of business, industry and higher education to advise the Mayor and City Council on the development of plans,

Turning the university inside out

President Michael Young writes in the Huffington Post about how the sustainability challenges that society faces will be addressed in large measure by our nation’s colleges and universities. Read the article on the Huffington Post website

Today’s federal budget reductions

Dear Members of the University Community: Today, the long-expected and much talked-about automatic federal budget reductions—otherwise known as “sequestration”—take effect. While many areas of federal spending in our state will be affected, resulting in reductions in services and jobs, the major impact to the University will be in our research program, with a smaller impact

Statement from UW President Michael K. Young on Sally Jewell appointment

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. Few people can match Sally’s deep passion for the conservation issues facing our nation. At the same time, she has a profound understanding of the importance of the land and its use for the people of America. Her strong leadership and

University Faculty Lecture, Feb. 7: Tech Design, Human Values & the Future

The Office of the President invites UW faculty, students, staff and friends to attend the 37th Annual University Faculty Lecture: The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future By Dr. Batya Friedman Thursday, February 7, 2013 7 p.m., Kane Hall, Room 130 The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception

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