March 10, 2017

Visiting Olympia? Want to have coffee with your legislator? UW Impact can help!

As the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, UW Impact exists to help engage and promote civic advocacy to members, alums and friends of the University of Washington. UW Impact is your source for the tools, information and connections you need to get civically engaged on behalf of the UW and the issues you care about. No political

#investinmeWA

Every alum has a unique story to tell when it comes to his or her Husky experience. That’s why we created a social media campaign where alumni can shout out the program, school or campus that is most important to them. We are tagging the Legislature to be sure they can see these priorities and share our vision.  We all

Policy Spotlight: State investment needed to meet demand for engineers

Too many highly qualified students competing for too few slots: That’s the charge in a recent Seattle Times report that shed a spotlight on the UW’s engineering program. The UW has produced some of the region’s best and brightest engineering alums for generations, but for several years, demand has outpaced supply and students are being left out at a time

March 9, 2017

March 22: Husky Caucus Day

On Wednesday, March 22 UW Impact is headed down to Olympia to recognize all the UW alumni who are currently serving in the Legislature. We have UW alums on both sides of the aisle, and from all types of educational backgrounds. From degrees in nursing to social work, pharmacy to electrical engineering, all of these Huskies have found themselves in

March 8, 2017

It’s Town Hall Season! Ask about the UW to Make a Difference

Do your legislators know how much you care about the UW? Legislators from across the state are getting on the phone or heading home in the next few weeks to hear directly from constituents about the issues they care about. Are you a parent of a current Husky concerned about the high cost of college and lack of financial aid?

February 22, 2017

Session Update: Bills are dying, funding is limited and higher ed is in wait-and-see mode

There’s a flurry of activity in the halls of Olympia right now as the Legislature approaches major session deadlines. Since session began on January 9, lawmakers have introduced over 2,000 bills in all the various committees. Of those 2,000 bills, we know that over 300 have either a policy or fiscal impact to the UW. That number will shrink as

January 31, 2017

Huskies on the Hill: Spotlight on UW Student Lobbyists

The “Husky experience” includes something different for every UW student. Some students spend time abroad, others dedicate their student life to sports, or maybe lab work and research. For James Moschella and Alex Wirth, their Husky experience includes many months and long hours representing student issues in the state and federal capitol. James represents graduate and professional students in both

January 24, 2017

UW Impact’s 2017 Legislative Priorities

Over the course of the 2017 legislative session, UW Impact will focus its advocacy efforts on the following priorities: Affordability: UW alumni and friends in the state of Washington* are concerned about student debt and the high cost of college, and support efforts to lower tuition rates to make a college degree more affordable. Access to high-demand fields: UW alumni

Introducing: Higher education priorities for the UW and Washington’s Public Higher Education Sector for 2017 beyond

The 2017 legislative session is underway and the challenges facing our state lawmakers loom large as they grapple with tremendous budget challenges, including fully funding basic education and dealing with Washington’s mental health crisis. Higher education might not be at the top of the headlines, but it isn’t too far away. For the first time in recent memory, the UW,

December 28, 2016

The Role of Higher Education in a Changing Economy

UW Impact’s 2017 Legislative Preview Thurs. Jan 5, 2017, 7 p.m.   University of Washington, HUB Lyceum 4001 E Stevens Way NE  Seattle, Washington, 98105 Register HERE, Admission is FREE   Jobs and anxieties over a changing economy were some of the issues voters had on their minds when they went to the ballot box in November. New technologies are

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