UW School of Medicine ranks first among medical students

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports: University of Washington School of Medicine was ranked No. 1 in a national survey of current medical students. … One Class of 2015 student at UW wrote: “The first thing every faculty and staff member in my program has said is, ‘We are here to help you; this is… Read More


On the road: Southwest Washington study mission

Last week, yours truly joined the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Puget Sound Regional Council for a study mission to Southwest Washington. The study mission started bright and early on Thursday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and wrapped up Friday afternoon at the Port of Vancouver. Along the way, the delegation of business and government… Read More


Husky Pride: UW ranked 8th in country by Forbes

The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes. Read UW Today to learn more.


What does a MOOC look like up close?

This summer, University of Washington senior lecturer Matt McGarrity is teaching a MOOC (massively open online course) titled “Introduction to Public Speaking” through a partnership with Coursera. Seattle Times reporter Katherine Long is taking the course, and blogging about her experience at a blog titled, “The Massive Classroom.” Follow the blog to get a close up… Read More


UW launches record 17 startups in 2013

via UW Today: The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year. That makes fiscal 2013 the UW’s single most productive year for startup formation.  It places the UW among the top five schools in the nation. Last year, President Michael K. Young challenged the university to increase its number of… Read More


Seattle Times: Using small businesses to create community opportunities

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large writes in a recent article about the efforts of UW’s Foster School and other business schools around the country to improve their local communities: Business schools teach people how to run businesses and make money, and their focus has usually been high on big business and finance. But partly in… Read More


This week in Olympia news: Maxwell leaving House for Inslee Admin., state revenue collections tick up, Kip Tokuda remembered

The News Tribune’s Political Buzz reported last week that State Rep. Marcie Maxwell (D-41st Legislative District) is leaving the State House this month to join Governor Jay Inslee’s administration. According to a statement obtained by the TNT, Maxwell will join Governor Inslee’s Legislative Affairs and Policy Office as Senior Education Policy Advisor. Maxwell was elected to three… Read More


UW welcomes new dean of the College of Engineering

The UW on Monday (July 15) welcomed Michael B. Bragg as dean of the College of Engineering. Bragg most recently was professor and interim dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An aeronautical engineer by training, Bragg has held numerous leadership positions at Illinois, including head of the aerospace engineering… Read More


Editorial: A proud moment for the state Legislature

In a guest opinion editorial published in The Olympian newspaper, UW President Michael K. Young recognizes state legislators for their work on behalf of higher education in the state budget: I am very proud of our state Legislature. As difficult and protracted as the process was, our legislators passed a state budget that reinvests in… Read More


Regents approve UW operating budget and tuition rates

The University of Washington Board of Regents met today (July 1) to approve the university operating budget and 2014, 2015 tuition rates. After many years of declining state support, state lawmakers made a substantial reinvestment in higher education in the 2013-2015 state operating budget. This reinvestment in higher education will allow the university to provide more affordable… Read More