State Relations

April 17, 2015

UW Bothell, Tacoma campuses honored in Olympia

On Monday (April 13), Chancellors from UW Bothell and Tacoma campuses, joined by Regent Herb Simon and Interim President Ana Mari Cauce, were on hand for a proclamation signed by Gov. Jay Inslee and a resolution offered in the state Senate to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the state’s newest public university campuses. UW Tacoma’s Hendrix the Husky was

April 1, 2015

UW weighs in on State House and Senate budgets

HOUSE OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGETS On Monday (March 30), UW testified in House Appropriations on the Chair’s operating budget proposal, and in House Capital Budget on the Chair’s capital budget proposal. View the testimony on behalf of the University by Director of State Relations Genesee Adkins in House Appropriations via TVW  here. You can also watch testimony

March 28, 2015

UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce statement on proposed House budget

The following statement is from University of Washington Interim President Ana Mari Cauce: “I am pleased to see that the House budget begins the critical work of reinvesting in higher education for the benefit of our students and our state. The new funding for faculty and staff compensation, computer science enrollment expansion and medical residencies

March 20, 2015

A whirlwind week of advocacy for UW and higher education

This week a number of groups traveled to Olympia to advocate for UW legislative priorities and public higher education. On Tuesday, leaders from the UW Computer Science & Engineering Department made the rounds to talk with legislators about the importance of a new Computer Science & Engineering building. This expansion would allow CSE to double the number of

March 4, 2015

UW Regents advocate for UW and public higher education in Olympia

A group of UW Regents were in Olympia this week to advocate for UW and public higher education. Regents met with a bi-partisan cross-section of state legislators in both the House and Senate. Discussions centered on the state budget and the need for reinvestment in public higher education, as well as medical education and UW’s capital funding requests. The

March 2, 2015

Approaching session’s mid-way point, legislative action moves from committee to the floor

Today is Day 50 of the 105-day 2015 Regular Session. Legislative cutoff dates signal the ebb and flow of legislative activity, as committee, staff and legislative members’ workloads change in response to the winnowing list of bills still “alive.” Legislative work moves from committee to floor sessions this week, as both policy and fiscal cutoffs on the legislative

February 19, 2015

Proposal to rapidly expand health care access in Washington state heard in Senate committee

The Senate Health Care committee held a hearing and passed SB 5909 today, a bipartisan proposal intended to comprehensively address the critical need for primary-care access and healthcare-workforce shortages in Washington’s rural and underserved communities. Specifically, the proposal would: Expand the UW School of Medicine and Dentistry in Spokane to train more rural doctors and dentists at

February 12, 2015

UW Regents name Provost Ana Mari Cauce interim president

University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce was named interim president by the Board of Regents at their regular meeting on Thursday. Her appointment will be effective March 2, 2015. She succeeds President Michael K. Young, who is leaving the UW for Texas A&M University.   Click here to learn more

Effort to improve healthcare access for all Washingtonians launched in Olympia

A bipartisan group of legislators in Washington’s House and Senate have introduced a proposal intended to comprehensively address the critical need for primary-care access and healthcare-workforce shortages in Washington’s rural and underserved communities. Senate Bill 5909 and House Bill 2065 bring together several active legislative proposals, including expansion of the University of Washington School of

February 9, 2015

Co-director of UW I-LABS presents to House committee

Last week (Feb. 3), Professor and Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences co-director Patricia Kuhl presented to the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee on early childhood learning and brain development. Watch the committee work session on TVW here.

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