State Relations

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

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

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

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

Statement from UW President on the proposed Washington state budget

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

KING 5: The Future of Aerospace Innovation in Washington

U. W. Students in Earth & Space Sciences test plasma rocket motor under vacuum conditions. pic.twitter.com/UHqNQ2u3y8 — Glenn Farley (@GlennFarley) June 24, 2013 KING 5 covered the first ever Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation symposium held on the UW campus yesterday: In a conference at the U.W. campus under the title Innovate Washington,  students, faculty

Governor Jay Inslee calls second special session

Today (June 11) is the last day of the first 30-day special session, which followed the 105-day regular session of the 2013 Washington State Legislature. Gov. Inslee announced at a morning press conference that a second 30-day special session would begin tomorrow at 9:00 AM. The second special session is necessary, because the House and

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

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.

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