January 14, 2015
On Monday, the Washington State Legislature convened in Olympia for the start of its 105-day Regular session. The legislative cycle is a two year process. In odd-numbered years, the Regular session is 105 days. In the even-numbered years, the Regular session it is 60 days. For more overview on Washington’s legislative process, read this primer from the Legislature.
January 8, 2015
The University of Washington generates $12.5 billion a year in economic activity and supports 79,331 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Washington, according to a new economic impact report released Thursday by an independent research firm. Here are a few of the highlights of UW’s annual impact on the state economy: $12.5 billion
December 23, 2014
On December 18, Governor Inslee released his plans to fund education in the 2015-17 biennium. You can find information about the Governor’s full budget proposal online here. This is what Washington’s public universities had to say about Governor Inslee’s plans for funding higher education: This week’s budget proposal from Governor Inslee makes important investments in
November 3, 2014
The University of Washington’s plan to double the size of its medical school in Spokane is “clearly the most cost-effective option” to meet the physician workforce needs in Eastern Washington and throughout the state, according to an independent study by research firm Tripp Umbach. Read a 2-page summary of the study. Read the full report.
November 1, 2014
Genesee Adkins, who brings 12 years of experience in Olympia, has been appointed director of state relations at the University of Washington, effective Nov. 12. “We are getting an experienced, highly capable government relations professional who understands the subtleties of Olympia and will be able to represent the university’s interests extremely well,” said Randy Hodgins, UW vice president
October 17, 2014
This week (Oct. 15), President Young gave his annual address to the UW community. He highlighted the University of Washington’s recent successes and discussed how our unique vision, commitment to innovation and shared passion for the work we do is shaping a boundless future for our community, our state and our world. Read his remarks.
September 30, 2014
Today (Sept. 30) a group of state legislators and staff had a chance to tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute to learn more about its innovative faculty, students and leading edge research in the fields of next generation solar energy and battery technologies. In 2013, the Legislature invested $3 million to establish the Institute at UW. In its inaugural year,
September 15, 2014
Last week, Washington State University released a consultant’s study regarding separate accreditation for a WSU medical school in Spokane. The WSU Board of Regents subsequently took action directing WSU leaders to pursue the report’s recommendations. Unfortunately, the WSU consultant’s report contains several inaccuracies, concerning assumptions, and at least one critical and highly misleading error that require immediate
September 11, 2014
“We’re disappointed by WSU’s announcement today to pursue a separate, independent medical school aside from the existing Spokane medical school we’ve worked hard to build together in partnership with the Spokane community. At a time when fully funding basic education and addressing our mental health crisis loom large, we believe creating a second, $47 million
August 27, 2014
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