December 8, 2017

Join Us: UW Impact 2018 Legislative Preview

The current political climate has highlighted diverse political and philosophical perspectives between people living in rural and urban environments. Some research suggests that higher education may be falling out of favor with conservatives, many of whom live in Washington’s rural areas. How do the UW and other higher education institutions play a role in finding common ground? UW Impact and

Threats in Federal Tax Reform: Hold Higher Ed Harmless

You may have heard that the new federal tax reform bill affects higher education, but what does it mean for students and institutions? As of last Saturday, both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate had passed their own versions of a proposed tax bill reform. Each has troubling consequences for higher education and the UW. Implications for Graduate Students Graduate

October 5, 2017

It’s fall. Where’s our budget?

Back in June, the Legislature passed Washington’s 2017-19 operating budget. In it, the University of Washington was successful in achieving some of its legislative objectives, such as expanding access to the State Need Grant, increasing funding that allows for more STEM enrollments, modest wage increases for faculty, and bargaining agreements for staff. Left lingering since then has been the state’s

July 10, 2017

UW Impact Seeks Assistant Director

Job Title: Assistant Director, UW Impact UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, is seeking an Assistant Director. This program and position are separate from the University of Washington and are part of the independent, 501 (c) 3 non-profit Alumni Association. Position Summary Working under the supervision of the UW Impact program director, and in collaboration

July 7, 2017

Operating Budget: How Did Your Higher Ed Issues Fare?

Late on Friday, June 30, Governor Inslee signed the 2017-19 biennial operating budget into law. The UW and the higher education sector fared quite well, even as lawmakers focused on meeting their paramount obligation of funding K-12 education. We’re pleased to see investment in the entire spectrum of education reflected in the state’s operating budget. Our friends at UW State

March 29, 2017

Policy Spotlight: Maintaining Excellence Means Retaining Faculty

Of the University of Washington’s many points of pride, alumni tend to rank “quality” at the very top. Their pride is warranted: the UW is currently ranked 16th in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 review of public universities. But earning a ranking in the top 20 means having stellar faculty – and those faculty are currently ripe for the

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

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