Office of the President

September 10, 2021

Twenty years after 9/11, let’s keep finding strength in each other

Ana Mari Cauce

What we learned from 9/11 – to be guided not by fear, but by knowledge and understanding, and that we are stronger together – will forever be a part of who we are, and how we can choose to respond when the unimaginable occurs.


August 24, 2021

The benefits – and safety – of in-person learning and working

Hilary Godwin, Dean of the School of Public Health

Guest blogger Hilary Godwin, Dean of the School of Public Health, provides a public health perspective on why she is confident that we can and should safely return to work and school in person this fall.


August 19, 2021

In the face of suffering, we must care for each other

Ana Mari Cauce

Large-scale tragedies cause pain, fear and suffering not just locally, but globally. We may feel helpless in the face of such large-scale disasters, but we can start by caring for those in our community who need support.


July 21, 2021

We stand with the Dreamers

Ana Mari Cauce

Although a new court ruling throws the DACA program into question, we continue to stand with the Dreamers,


July 13, 2021

New partnership has potential to transform cancer care in the PNW

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m incredibly pleased that UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s are exploring a new way to bring our organizations together to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


June 30, 2021

Celebrating Pride – the progress and the work ahead

Ana Mari Cauce

I’ve seen transformative change in the liberation of LGBTQ+ people, and knowing that change of this magnitude is possible, I am even more committed to continuing the work of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live and thrive as their authentic selves.


June 28, 2021

Disturbing allegations of racism within UWPD

Ana Mari Cauce

It was deeply disturbing to our whole community to read media reports about how several Black UWPD officers experienced racism within the department. This kind of behavior amongst our staff will not be tolerated or excused.


June 17, 2021

On Juneteenth, we honor the past and act for the future

Ana Mari Cauce

This Saturday, we will honor Juneteenth, a commemoration of the day when news of the Civil War’s end – and the cessation of chattel slavery in the United States – at last reached enslaved people in Texas. Honoring Juneteenth is just one step in reckoning with and redressing historical and ongoing systemic racism, inequity and injustice.


June 10, 2021

Congratulations and thank you to our 2021 Awards of Excellence winners

Ana Mari Cauce

This year’s Awards of Excellence recipients have distinguished themselves beyond all expectations, and we are deeply grateful for all the ways they make our community better.


June 8, 2021

With hope on the horizon, thank you for an incredible year of service

Ana Mari Cauce

Despite a challenging year, our community has achieved something incredible — not just sustaining our commitment to our mission, but strengthening it.


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