State Relations

New Team Member

The Office of State Relations is pleased to announce a new arrival. Director of State Relations Margaret Shepherd gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday evening. Henry Jude Shepherd was born yesterday at 5:59PM. Six days early, 7 lbs 11 oz, and 19 inches. Mom, dad and baby are all doing great. Please join

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

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.

UW 360: UW Center for Urban Waters

In this segment of UW 360, head to Tacoma to learn more about the amazing, innovative work being done at the UW’s Center for Urban Waters.That’s where scientists, students, professors and community leaders are all working together to make the Puget Sound a better place for all of us. Watch more of UW 360.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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