Office of the President


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.

June 16, 2020

An unprecedented year reminds us that higher education can lead meaningful, lasting change

Ana Mari Cauce

This weekend we celebrated a commencement like no other. It was the first of two ceremonies for the Class of 2020 — and I know we all look forward to celebrating next year in person — but our broadcast to thousands of graduates across the region and around the world was nonetheless steeped in an especially poignant blend of meaning and joy.

March 31, 2020

Students together in spirit, a message from our student leaders

Ana Mari Cauce

Resources Spring quarter student FAQ Emergency Aid Counseling and wellness Seattle campus   UW Bothell UW Tacoma Undergraduate academic advising Seattle campus UW Bothell UW Tacoma   As we start a spring quarter unlike any other, I want to give the virtual floor to the ASUW and GPSS leaders who represent our students across our campuses….

March 6, 2020

To keep our community healthy, beginning March 9, classes will not be held in person

Ana Mari Cauce

Starting Monday, March 9, classes will no longer be meeting in person. For the remainder of the quarter, instructors are asked to conduct classes and/or exams remotely, as possible, until the quarter concludes on March 20.

February 29, 2020

Update on the UW’s preparations related to the novel coronavirus

Ana Mari Cauce

Today public health officials announced that the first death in the United States attributed to the novel coronavirus has occurred in King County. I write today to ensure you are aware of how the University is working with public health officials to be as prepared as possible to protect the health of the UW community.

February 11, 2020

Working together is our best defense against threats to health

Ana Mari Cauce

Just as important as our response to the coronavirus threat is our responsibility to avoid stigmatizing, stereotyping, and perpetuating the racism that can accompany diseases associated with a country or people.

February 3, 2020

Recognition for the UW’s broad, deep commitment to public service

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m very proud that the Carnegie Foundation has included all three UW campuses among the new recipients of its Community Engagement Classification. This designation is a recognition of our University’s broad, deep commitment to civic responsibility and meaningful collaboration to serve the public.

November 11, 2019

Our global alumni network lets us tackle big ideas all over the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Thanks to our global community, we have unique opportunities to share the quest for knowledge and discovery far beyond our campuses. This weekend, I was honored to take part in one such opportunity: Converge Taipei.

November 5, 2019

Come together to honor – and support – our veterans

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington is proud to honor all veterans, especially the students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents who are part of our UW family. Throughout the week leading up to our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony, we are hosting events to celebrate our veterans and help our community better understand how to support our friends and colleagues who have served.

November 1, 2019

The UW’s global reach creates opportunities for all

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we officially launch the Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange, or CIRCLE, to streamline and enhance support for international students, global education and opportunities for cross-cultural exchange. The launch of CIRCLE coincides with UW Global Month, a chance to celebrate our global impact and highlight the many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to experience and share the richly diverse cultures that shape our community.

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