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October 16, 2018

2018 Annual President’s Address — The University FOR Washington: Telling our story

Ana Mari Cauce

Today I had the pleasure of addressing our University community from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, or Intellectual House, about the incredible value that the University of Washington delivers to the people of our state. As the University FOR Washington, the time is now for public reinvestment in this resource that serves all of Washington, before we begin to erode this great institution.


October 15, 2018

Mourning the loss of Paul G. Allen, a true innovator and friend of the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

Today we mourn the loss of Paul G. Allen, a man of extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity whose impact on our world is profound. Paul was a true innovator — co-founding Microsoft and launching the revolution that put a computer on every desktop — and what many would call a Renaissance man.


October 11, 2018

Celebrating a milestone – and the people who made it possible

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, the University of Washington’s philanthropic campaign – Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World – passed a historic milestone. We met the campaign’s goal two years ahead of schedule thanks to the extraordinary generosity of more than 380,000 donors — including many in our own UW community — and through the collaboration of so many of our faculty, staff, alumni and students.


September 24, 2018

To our community, new and returning, welcome!

Ana Mari Cauce

There has been an undeniable uptick in our tempo over the past few weeks as we welcome new students, faculty and staff — and their families — to our community. To all of you, whether this is your first year at the UW or your 40th, welcome. You infuse the UW with a vast potential that is truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together this year.


September 11, 2018

A dose of inspiration from Justice Sotomayor

Ana Mari Cauce

This weekend, I had the tremendous honor of interviewing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who was invited here by the University Book Store and the UW School of Law to talk about her newest book, Turning Pages


September 6, 2018

Mourning a loss for our community

Ana Mari Cauce

As we have feared, and as the Seattle police today confirmed, tragically, two UW students, Kornkamon Leenawarat and Thiti-On Chotechuangsab, died in an apartment near the Seattle campus earlier this week. Both were students in the UW School of Law Masters of Law program.


July 30, 2018

Learning doesn’t take a summer vacation at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

For the University of Washington, the summer remains a dynamic and energetic environment. So while the lines are shorter at the coffee shops and dining halls and parking spots a little easier to come by, it’s anything but quiet.


July 2, 2018

What a joy to welcome the Special Olympics to the UW  

Ana Mari Cauce

It is truly wonderful to have the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Games in Seattle this year, and the University of Washington is honored to have many of the events on our campus this week, beginning with Sunday’s opening ceremonies. Part of what made the ceremony so meaningful was hearing from so many different people, including…


June 18, 2018

Separating children from their families is cruel: The evidence is clear

Ana Mari Cauce

The horrific images we’re seeing of children separated from their parents as part of the federal government’s new immigration policy are all the more devastating because I know what that trauma means for the children and their families. The fact that American tax dollars are being used to knowingly inflict lifelong trauma on children is a stain on our national character.


June 3, 2018

Academic student employees ratify contract

Ana Mari Cauce and Jerry Baldasty

Sunday evening, UAW 4121 announced that the proposed 3-year contract with academic student employees had been ratified by a 62 percent to 38 percent margin (1476 to 918). We are heartened by this result because this contract continues the progress we’ve made in recent years in elevating wages and benefits for ASEs, and also means…



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