State Relations

January 31, 2014

REAL Hope Act introduced in State Senate, floor vote expected today

Yesterday (Jan. 30) at an afternoon press conference, Senate Higher Education Chair Barbara Bailey (R-Whidbey Island) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 6523, referred to as the REAL Hope Act. The proposal, which mirrors the so-called “DREAM Act” would allow students who were illegally brought to the United States as children to be eligible for state financial

January 29, 2014

This week in Olympia: Bills begin moving, Regents & Trustees meet with lawmakers

Today is day 17 of the 60-day 2014 Regular Session. This week, Regents and Trustees from the state’s six public four-year universities and college, and the state’s two-year community and technical colleges, descended on Olympia for a full-day of meetings with state lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee. Topics included the need to return to pre-recession levels

January 24, 2014

This week in Olympia: Committee work sessions, President Young meets with lawmakers

House Democrats celebrating the life of #MLK. #waleg #IHaveADream — Marcus Riccelli (@marcusriccelli) January 20, 2014 Sen. Joe Fain welcomes Kent student leaders to the Capitol; remembers Dr. King. #waleg #MLK #WASenate — Majority CoalitionWA (@WashingtonMCC) January 22, 2013 Today (Jan. 24) is Day 12 of the 60-day 2014 Regular Session. The week

January 16, 2014

UW presents to Senate Higher Education committee on student veteran success

Today (Jan. 16), Director of the UW Veterans Center Tim Wold presented to the Senate Higher Education committee on a panel titled, “Veterans: Transition to the workforce.” Wold’s presentation shared quick facts about UW’s growing student veteran enrollment (currently 1,344, an 108% increase since 2008-2009), explained the UW Veterans Center’s objectives, highlighted best practices, shared

UW presents to House Higher Education Committee on plans to reach state’s educational attainment goals

Earlier this week, the Washington Student Achievement Council presented to the House Higher Education committee on its 2013 Roadmap, which established two state educational attainment goals for 2023: All adults in Washington will have a high school diploma or equivalent. At least 70 percent of Washington adults will have a postsecondary credential. Yesterday (Jan. 16), UW Senior

January 15, 2014

New Team Member in the Office of State Relations

We are pleased to introduce a new member of the State Relations team, Marissa Ingalls, who is taking on the position of Assistant to the Director. Marissa spent her childhood on the Big Island before moving to Everett, WA in 1999. After high school, she became a proud Husky and graduated in 2008 with a

January 8, 2014

2014 legislative session begins January 13, UW releases legislative agenda

The 2014 60-day legislative session starts next Monday (January 13). To learn more about the UW’s 2014 top legislative priorities, you can now read and download the University’s 2014 Legislative Agenda. Here is a quick overview: Priority #1: Preserve the 2014 Resident Undergraduate Tuition Freeze The UW is committed to a continued freeze in 2014

December 20, 2013

Season’s Greetings from UW: 2013 Best Husky Moments

December 18, 2013

Governor Inslee releases 2014 supplemental budget proposal

This week (Dec. 17), Governor Jay Inslee released his 2014 supplemental budget proposal, calling it a “hold-steady” budget in a “get ready” year, acknowledging that tough decisions await on the horizon for the next biennial budget in 2015. READ: UW Office of Planning & Budgeting Blog and Brief (PDF) on the Governor’s budget proposal. The

December 16, 2013

Gov. Inslee, Pres. Young Attend Clean Energy Institute Launch Events

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched last week (Dec. 12) with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.   Gov. Inslee made securing $6 million for CEI a priority last

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