Office of the President

April 20, 2021

A verdict for justice and a time for continued action

Ana Mari Cauce

George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a now-former police officer sparked a renewed urgency to our country’s needed reckoning with racism and inequity. Today, Floyd’s murderer was held accountable, but the hard work of creating a more just society must continue.

April 8, 2021

For Husky Giving Day, help create a world of good

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, Husky Giving Day is a chance to make an impact in the way that is most meaningful to you — it’s a 24-hour event to rally every member of our community to support the incredible array of people, programs, and causes that add up to the UW’s world-changing impact.

March 26, 2021

Beverly Cleary spoke to children – and the world – with clarity and conviction

Ana Mari Cauce

We mourn our alumna Beverly Cleary’s passing, but we celebrate her extraordinary life and the indelible legacy she leaves for young readers.

March 12, 2021

We must not let racism and anti-Asian hate threaten our community (Updated 3/17/21)

Ana Mari Cauce

Attacks on and harassment of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are abhorrent — our community must unite in condemning these hateful acts.

March 8, 2021

As we celebrate women’s leadership, let’s deepen the bench

Ana Mari Cauce

Ultimately, if we want to develop long-term trends toward gender parity, representation matters.

March 5, 2021

One year since going remote, our community’s strength is inspiring

Ana Mari Cauce

Throughout this extraordinary and difficult year, we learned a lot of lessons – many of them painful – but we also discovered reserves of strength, generosity and kindness within ourselves and each other.

February 24, 2021

Black history is American history

Ana Mari Cauce

Black History Month is a chance to recognize that Black history is American history. It’s an important time to reflect on the ways in which Black people, their stories and their impact have so often been elided and erased from our shared understanding of ourselves as a nation and a people.

February 17, 2021

Getting vaccinated by your pharmacist? Thank the UW Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health

Ana Mari Cauce

We face the massive public health challenge of vaccinating hundreds of millions of people in an effort to achieve herd immunity. Our ability to meet that challenge owes a great deal to the work, both past and present, of the UW School of Pharmacy.

February 4, 2021

The safety of our community is our highest priority

Ana Mari Cauce

The health and safety of our students, staff, faculty and academic personnel is our University’s highest priority, and none of us can do our best work when we do not feel secure or are anxious about safety.

January 15, 2021

To honor MLK, we must realize the ideals we aspire to

Ana Mari Cauce

I hope we will use this coming Monday’s holiday to reflect upon and draw inspiration from the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as you challenge yourself to play your part.

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