Office of the President


September 29, 2021

Saying farewell to a friend and visionary, Professor Emeritus Thad Spratlen

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, we said goodbye to a friend. But we also celebrated his truly extraordinary life and legacy with a community of people who loved him.

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 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,

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.

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 6, 2021

Misinformation, disinformation and the assault on democracy

Ana Mari Cauce

The peaceful transition of power based on the results of our electoral process, whether we like those results or not, is the cornerstone of representative government. That’s what makes today’s insurrection at the United States Capitol so outrageous.

November 2, 2020

Caring for yourself and others this election season

Ana Mari Cauce

Over the last few months, we have all borne witness to one of the most divisive and contentious election years in recent history. Whatever the outcome, there is no community that I’d rather be a part of as we deal with the uncertainties ahead,

June 17, 2020

Responding to community concerns about policing on campus

Ana Mari Cauce

As our nation once more grapples with the epidemic of police violence against Black people and systemic racism more broadly, many faculty, students, staff and other community members have expressed concerns about policing on the Seattle campus, including about the UW Police Department’s relationship with the Seattle Police Department.

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