Search for New UW President Delayed. The Board of Regents announced that its search for a new UW president is taking longer than previously expected and voted to have the search committee report back by May 1, 2004.
Near-Record Enrollment for 2003-04 as Minority Percentages Rise. The UW reached near-record enrollment numbers fall quarter as it reported 39,136 students at its Seattle campus. Particularly gratifying is that the percentage of minority groups in the entering freshman class is rising.
Melee Prompts UW to Help Improve Security Off Campus. President Lee Huntsman announced a set of initiatives to address issues of noise and security in the neighborhood north of the University.
Airplane Seating Requirements Could Mean More Infant and Toddler Deaths. Injury prevention experts say requiring parents to buy a ticket and bring a safety seat for young children on airplanes could actually result in more deaths if parents drive instead of flying.
- New Rules for Transfer Students But UW's Doors Remain Open. Changes in transfer and financial aid rules will have a long term effect, but the University will keep the same percentage of community college transfers it has in the past-30 percent of all new admissions.
- Former UW Team Physician Faces Drug Inquest. The UW is investigating charges that a former team physician may have distributed prescription drugs without following proper medical procedures, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Oct. 23.
- Sarkowskys Honored for Two Decades of Service to UW. Herman Sarkowsky, '49, and Faye Sarkowsky, '55, were named recipients of the 2003 Gates Volunteer Service Award, presented annually in recognition of outstanding volunteers who have advanced the University through their dedication and personal involvement.
- Milestones. Updates, Appointments, and Honors.