June 7, 2013

State House approves revised budget plan

With the deadline for the first 30-day special session looming, the State House passed out a revised budget plan last night. The Associated Press reports: With lawmakers entering the final days of a special session, the House voted 53-35 to approve the budget. Republicans in the chamber praised budget writers for dropping a proposed business… Read More


June 4, 2013

State Rep. Steve O’Ban tapped by Pierce County Council to fill Carrell seat

The News Tribune reports: Pierce County Council votes to have Steve O'Ban fill Mike Carrell's state Senate seat. #WAleg — Tacoma News Tribune (@thenewstribune) June 4, 2013 Now it's unanimous 7-0 for O'Ban. — Jordan Schrader (@Jordan_Schrader) June 4, 2013 O’Ban will fill the vacancy left by the recent passing of State Senator Mike Carrell…. Read More


Upcoming Event: The Future of Aerospace Innovation in Washington

The Joint Center for Aerospace Research Technology Innovation (JCATI) will hold its inaugural symposium on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. The symposium will include an industry panel discussing the grand challenges in aerospace and the role of innovation. Moderated by Roger Myers of… Read More


May 31, 2013

UW wins national award for LEAN implementation

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It was announced this week that the University of Washington is one of two winners of the 2013 National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) “Leveraging Excellence Award.” The award recognizes best practices that have had broad impact within the higher education community. In a statement from NCCI, the group details UW’s Finance and… Read More


May 21, 2013

President Young in Spokane for meetings with region’s business and community leaders

President Michael Young was in Spokane yesterday for meetings with local business and civic leaders. Among other events, he spoke at a luncheon hosted by Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI). In his remarks to the group, President Young highlighted UW’s growing impacts in the region, and discussed how the university’s cutting-edge research benefits the state economy…. Read More


New Chancellor named for UW Bothell

Katherine Long of the Seattle Times reports on the New York technology leader selected to head UW Bothell as its next Chancellor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), will be the next UW-Bothell chancellor if approved by the Board of Regents. He will replace… Read More


May 20, 2013

Everett Herald: Higher ed remains the key

On its Sunday (May 19) opinion page, the Everett Herald published an editorial making the case that higher education is key to the state’s economy. The editorial opens with this point: The mainspring for landing the Boeing 777X in Washington is higher ed and addressing the skills gap in engineering and technology. The best social… Read More


May 14, 2013

The Daily: Balancing the budget

Today’s front-page story in The Daily breaks down the House and Senate budget proposals being considered in Olympia. The story tackles a number of topics that lawmakers are confronting in budget negotiations this special session, from levels of state support to tuition-setting, and a proposed 20 percent international student surcharge to computer science & engineering… Read More


May 13, 2013

Special Session begins today

After a two-week break following its adjournment April 28, the Washington State Legislature is set to begin  Special Session today (May 13). The News Tribune reports that the first week of the 30-day session so far appears light on the legislative front, and mainly entails budget negotiators meeting to hash out agreement on a state… Read More