July 23, 2013

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


July 19, 2013

Governor Inslee appoints new UW Regents

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointments of Constance Rice and Rogelio Riojas to the University of Washington Board of Regents. From the Governor’s statement announcing the appointments: “Constance and Rogelio are well-suited to the UW Board of Regents. They bring important life and professional experiences that will guide the UW’s vision and work as… Read More


July 18, 2013

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


Washington Student Achievement Council Selects New Officers

Meeting at the UW Seattle Campus on Wednesday (July 17), members of the Washington Student Achievement Council selected Maud Daudon and Karen Lee to serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the Council, respectively, for one year terms. Maud Daudon and Karen Lee are both citizen members of the Council, serving at the request of… Read More


July 17, 2013

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


July 16, 2013

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


July 15, 2013

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


July 9, 2013

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


July 1, 2013

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


June 28, 2013

Statement from UW President on the proposed Washington state budget

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The following statement is from Michael K. Young, president of the University of Washington. “The proposed state operating budget agreement represents a significant step forward, not only for University of Washington students, faculty, staff and their families – but also for the state of Washington. “For the first time in over two decades, state reinvestment… Read More