Office of the President


April 11, 2019

Celebrating the life of Vikram Jandhyala

Ana Mari Cauce

On May 9, we’ll come together as a community to celebrate the life and impact of Vikram Jandhyala. Vikram was so many things: a scholar and innovator, mentor and entrepreneur, friend and colleague, son and father. I hope you’ll join me in remembering this remarkable man and his many contributions to our University, region and world….

April 3, 2019

Husky Giving Day: Why I give

Ana Mari Cauce

On our first annual Husky Giving Day, I invite every member of our community to consider what they care about and how we can come together to support the students, programs and causes that create meaningful impact on our world.

April 2, 2019

In Memoriam: Dr. Benjamin D. Hall

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we mourn the loss of Dr. Benjamin D. Hall, whose impact on the world and the University of Washington is both lasting and profound. Over a career that than spanned more than 60 years, Ben made groundbreaking discoveries that changed the course of medicine and saved millions of lives.

March 15, 2019

Attack on Christchurch mosques is an attack on values we ALL share

Ana Mari Cauce

Today we join the global community in grief and sympathy for the victims of the attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of Seattle’s sister cities. This despicable act of terror aimed at Muslims is an assault on the values honored by ALL people of good faith: love, peace, friendship and awareness of our shared humanity.

March 13, 2019

Mourning the loss of Vikram Jandhyala

Ana Mari Cauce

This has been a difficult quarter for our community. We’ve experienced several heartbreaking losses, including some recent tragic losses in our student community. Some of these losses have been private, and some well-known, and all are profoundly felt by the family and friends left behind. I’m deeply saddened to report another loss for our community. Vikram Jandhyala, UW vice president for innovation strategy, has died by suicide.

March 8, 2019

Working toward gender equity

Ana Mari Cauce

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and its theme of gender equity, we can point to significant progress in our march toward equitable representation, even as we rededicate ourselves to building a world that reflects and represents all of our incredible diversity.

February 10, 2019

Snow disruptions

Ana Mari Cauce

This past week, Mother Nature reminded us who is in charge — giving Seattle our largest snowfall in 70 years. And she’s still at it. With more snow in the forecast, we expect continued fluidity this week in campus operations. Sign up for UW Alert and see for the most current information as we continue to evaluate conditions for tomorrow.

February 7, 2019

A tragic accident and a loss to our community *UPDATED*

Ana Mari Cauce

We are all in shock and sadness over the death of a UW student after a tragic fall on the Seattle campus yesterday. I have spoken with the student’s father and my heart is with her grieving family and friends and all who knew her. This was a tragic accident, one that is felt very personally by me and all the UW staff who work to keep our campus safe, every day.

January 28, 2019

Responding to proposed Title IX changes

Ana Mari Cauce

The Department of Education released a set of proposed new regulations that would govern how universities address charges of sexual harassment and sexual assault under Title IX. During the comment period for the proposed changes, we conducted an analysis of the proposed rules and held public forums and solicited online feedback to encourage the UW community to provide their thoughts. We have submitted a formal response to the Secretary of Education with the UW’s comments about the proposed changes.

January 24, 2019

Shutdown’s effects on lives and research continue to grow

Ana Mari Cauce

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, its consequences are increasing daily and are profoundly felt in the lives of federal government employees and contractors – and those who they serve. They are in our thoughts as they deal with the impact and overwhelming stress of this unprecedented shutdown on their families and livelihoods. At the University of Washington, we are seeking to mitigate the effects of the shutdown wherever possible.

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