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January 25, 2017

Another vote of confidence in your work to change lives

Ana Mari Cauce

The measure of the University of Washington’s true worth comes in the impact we have on the world. Your impact is broad, emerging through disciplines ranging from poetry to physics, and is truly global, with projects and partnerships in more than 130 countries – and right here in Washington.


January 21, 2017

Violence has no place at our University and no role in our democracy

Ana Mari Cauce

I want to say very clearly: Violence has no place at our University and in our communities. It is heartbreaking that a man was shot and others assaulted during what should have been peaceful demonstrations. The gunshot victim is currently hospitalized, and we fervently hope for his full recovery.


January 20, 2017

Statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce on shooting incident during protest in Red Square

Office of the President

The following is a statement from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce following an incident in which a man suffered a gunshot wound in the abdomen during a large protest in Red Square.


January 16, 2017

Pursuing the ideals of a more perfect union

Ana Mari Cauce

This week begins and ends with two important days in the civic life of our nation: Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. In many ways, these two days represent two sides of the same coin. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate the life of a man who used advocacy, peaceful protest and civil disobedience to advance the cause of human rights. And on Inauguration Day, we mark the peaceful transition of power as determined by the votes cast in our electoral system.


December 19, 2016

The test of free expression is protecting speech that offends (Updated)

Ana Mari Cauce

I want to state clearly, especially to the thousands of people who have contacted my office with concerns about an upcoming visit by a speaker known for racist and misogynist provocation, that we understand and empathize with their objections and frustration. Nonetheless, the right to free speech and expression is broad and allows for speech that is offensive and that most of us would consider disrespectful, and even sexist or racist. As a public university committed to the free exchange of ideas and free expression, we are obligated to uphold this right.


December 5, 2016

Welcoming the residents of Tent City 3

Ana Mari Cauce

Fast Facts Selected location: Parking lot W35 When: 90 days, starting December 17, 2016, so as to largely coincide with the 2017 winter quarter Community feedback at least 2-to-1 in favor Hosting is based on safety and operations plan requirements, and a permit has been received from the city Up to 99 people – families…


November 17, 2016

A safe and welcoming place for all

Ana Mari Cauce and Jerry Baldasty

In the week since the presidential election, many in our university have come together to engage in peaceful gatherings, public forums and other forms of community engagement within residence halls, departments and other groupings across campus. Participation in difficult discussions as well as celebrations of our shared humanity represent the best of who we are, the ideals of our democracy, and demonstrate how, by working together, we can continue to build a better future — the heart of our institutional mission.


November 9, 2016

Our shared ideals

Ana Mari Cauce

In the aftermath of this very close and highly contentious election, I want to take this moment to reaffirm our University’s commitment to our mission of education, discovery, healing and public service. I also want to reaffirm our ongoing and unwavering support toward creating and nurturing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community.


October 25, 2016

Announcing a transformative gift for the UW’s Population Health Initiative

Ana Mari Cauce

I am humbled to announce that the UW’s Population Health Initiative has received a transformative gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – a gift that will accelerate our work to improve human health, environmental resiliency, and social and economic equity here and around the world.


June 5, 2014

President Young on the SPU shooting

Michael K. Young

Dear members of the University of Washington Community: Another tragic shooting occurred today, this time much closer to home at our neighbor, Seattle Pacific University. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to those who were shot, to their families and friends, and to the entire Seattle Pacific University community. We can only imagine the shock and…



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