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October 17, 2017

Free expression and what it means for all of us

Ana Mari Cauce

Over the past year or two, issues surrounding the exercise of free speech and expression have come to the forefront at colleges around the country, including here at the University of Washington. Recently, we’ve also seen everything from sports leagues and broadcasters to major technology companies start to grapple with these issues. This past weekend,…


September 25, 2017

To our community, new and returning, welcome!

Ana Mari Cauce

After a hazy, smoky last few days of summer here in Washington, the snap in the autumn air is a welcome change. It matches the mood at our great University as we welcome a new entering class, transfer students and returning students, many of whom arrived on our campuses last week to begin the 2017–18 academic year.


May 23, 2017

To honor those we’ve lost, support those who are with us

Ana Mari Cauce

Memorial Day is not about celebrating war, but about celebrating the lives of men and women like Will, who put everything on the line so that others might live a better life, across the world and at home. It offers a moment for all of us to unite in honoring them, and, just as important, supporting the family, friends and fellow veterans who grieve their loss.


March 15, 2017

Tent City 3 concluding successful stay at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

This weekend, our neighbors in Tent City 3 (TC3) depart for their next location, this time in Skyway, having completed their planned 90-day stay here on the UW’s Seattle campus. The way our community embraced our neighbors and the learning and human experiences that took place have been fantastic to witness, and I want to…


March 9, 2017

A Renaissance man for the modern era

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, it was my great pleasure to announce the formal naming of the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Paul’s support for the UW and his leadership in computer science education are both humbling and inspiring.


March 6, 2017

Supporting our international scholars and students (updated)

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington is proud to be the home to students, staff and scholars from around the world. We stand with them and will provide them with support as needed. As Provost Baldasty and I emphasized to the community in November, we are fully committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment that protects the privacy and human rights of all members of our community.


February 23, 2017

Transgender rights are human rights

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, the US Departments of Education and Justice rescinded protections for transgender and non-binary students under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools. The University of Washington and our state laws unequivocally recognize that transgender people deserve to be free from discrimination on the basis of gender expression and identity, and we will stand by these bedrock principles of equity and inclusion.


February 21, 2017

Responding to those hateful flyers

Ana Mari Cauce

You may be aware of recent instances of racist flyers appearing at or around the UW. We, of course, condemn expressions of hate as antithetical to not just our University’s and nation’s values, but to fundamental human values. When such flyers are put up in unauthorized or inappropriate places, like the sides of buildings, we take them down. If you see such posters, you can take them down as well, but your best course of action is to contact the UWPD to take them down. You can email uwpolice@uw.edu notifying them of the date, time and location of the posting/image and whether or not it was removed.


February 6, 2017

Standing together

Ana Mari Cauce

No matter who you are, where you’re from, whom you love, where or whether you worship, or any other aspect of your identity, we welcome your contributions to helping the University of Washington maintain its commitment to access and excellence, to building a better and more equitable future, and creating a world of good.


January 25, 2017

Update on University response to Friday’s events (Updated)

Ana Mari Cauce

On Friday night, our campus community was shocked and heartbroken when what was intended to be a peaceful protest was disrupted by violence that resulted in several assaults and a man being shot. Like all of you, I’m thankful that the victim is reported to be recovering. In the days since that incident, the University has received many inquiries from community members concerned about campus safety.



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