Office of the President


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.

January 18, 2019

Honoring King’s legacy on our journey toward a more equitable world

Ana Mari Cauce

This Monday, classes and the day-to-day business of the University of Washington will pause in annual remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. He remains an enduring example of how one person can change the world. Although countless individuals — both famous and unsung — participated in the American civil rights movement, he provided the spark that ignited the movement. His life and work are the irrefutable proof that a lone voice can raise a chorus, a single step can inspire thousands to march, and unyielding resistance to injustice can be the foundation for lasting change.

December 12, 2018

Graduation marks a ‘magical moment’ for GIX

Ana Mari Cauce

GIX-grad 2018

This past weekend, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University marked a significant milestone as the very first cohort of Global Innovation Exchange students received their degrees. I was proud and honored to congratulate these 37 path-breakers as they picked up their diplomas.

December 6, 2018

Celebrating a year of impact

Ana Mari Cauce

This year has been an incredible year of impact, full of amazing and inspirational UW stories — more than I could ever convey in a single message — and I hope you will explore a few of them in the links below.

November 19, 2018

Team of rivals – working with WSU for Washington students

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, as we gear up for an epic contest on the football field, the University of Washington and Washington State University are joining forces in support of something even more important than the outcome of the Apple Cup: ensuring students and their families in the state of Washington know that earning a four-year degree…

November 8, 2018

Supporting and celebrating our first-generation college students

Ana Mari Cauce

For students who become the first in their family to earn a college degree, the impact of that achievement can be transformative, for themselves and for their families. And the impact can be felt for generations. The power of college to increase equity is what makes the UW so pleased to once again be participating in the National First Generation College Celebration.

October 31, 2018

Through Be the Match, your impact could be life-saving

Ana Mari Cauce

We often talk about our work at the University of Washington in terms of impact – and our impact truly is felt across our state and the world. But each of us also has the opportunity to make an impact in profound and personal ways. One way that you can make an impact with the potential to actually save a life is by learning about Be the Match, an organization that manages the world’s largest marrow registry.

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