State Relations

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

UW wins national award for LEAN implementation

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

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.

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

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

Campus symposium features undergraduate research

The 16th annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is underway on campus. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday, May 17) in Mary Gates Hall.

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

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

Governor Inslee signs higher education operating efficiencies legislation

On Friday (May 10), Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1736, sponsored by Representatives Hans Zeiger, Larry Seaquist, Larry Haler, Gerry Pollet, Cindy Ryu, David Sawyer, Steve Bergquist, Chad Magendanz, and Jessyn Farrell.ŸŸ The central goal of the legislation is to enhance the efficiency of higher education institutions by better coordinating and streamlining certain state reporting requirements. The bill directs

The Olympian: Higher education a smart investment in state’s future

The Olympian published an editorial today supporting reinvestment in higher education, and noting recent remarks given by President Young: [W]e hope lawmakers will consider the remarks made by University of Washington President Michael Young at the Thurston County Chamber luncheon Wednesday. Young, who met earlier with The Olympian’s editorial board, laid out a convincing argument

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