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District Dawg Spotlight

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley Named 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

Although there are many alumni whose commitment to the UW community deserves praise, few will leave a legacy quite as impressive as our very own Colleen Fukui-Sketchley.

Fukui-Sketchley was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award - the UW’s highest achievement in diversity and an honor bestowed on individuals who embody the former UW’s president’s distinguished commitment to diversity.

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In the News

Report: Rebounding Economy is Leaving Higher Ed Funding Behind

Public higher ed funding remains below pre-recession levels in 47 states, according to a new report from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities. A recovering economy has yet to undo the recession damage in states like Washington, which experienced a near 50 percent cut in public funding.

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On the Blog

Stay Tuned: Budget Gridlock Headed to 2nd Overtime

The first special session is over, and our state legislators have made little progress toward a final budget agreement. Lawmakers will get 30 more days to negotiate a compromise – or we face a July 1 government shutdown. What does this gridlock mean for the University of Washington?

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