Office of the President

Coronavirus


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.


May 7, 2021

Caring for our community through the COVID crisis in India

Ana Mari Cauce

For many of our faculty, staff and students – especially those with ties to India – this is a frightening and tragic time as that nation grapples with an ongoing and escalating COVID crisis.


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.


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.


December 16, 2020

As history unfolds, I pledge to take the COVID-19 vaccine

Ana Mari Cauce

I join my colleagues at UW Medicine in expressing great confidence in the safety and efficacy of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines and in proudly pledging to get vaccinated as soon as I am eligible to receive a vaccine.


November 23, 2020

Looking ahead to what we can accomplish together

Ana Mari Cauce

As we enter a holiday season like no other, I want to thank you all for your hard work, commitment to each other, and the many sacrifices you have made and continue to make to keep our community safe and healthy.


July 22, 2020

Update as we prepare for autumn quarter

Ana Mari Cauce

As we prepare for autumn quarter, we know our community is seeking clarity about how the increase in COVID-19 cases will impact teaching, research and on-campus work this fall.


July 7, 2020

*UPDATED* Ending flexibility for international students is cruel and oblivious to the reality of the pandemic

Ana Mari Cauce

We are pleased that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rescinded the order that would have required international students to take in-person courses in order to maintain their visa status.


June 29, 2020

New details on our plans for autumn quarter

Ana Mari Cauce

People across the University have been hard at work preparing for how we can be safely together on our campuses when conditions in our region allow us to do so. We are now able to share more details about plans for autumn quarter. We are also sharing similar information with our new and returning students, as well as their families.


May 26, 2020

Washington’s universities are anything but discretionary

Ana Mari Cauce

If you care about health and prosperity for our people and our nation, Washington’s universities are anything but “discretionary.”



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