January 19, 2018

Capital Budget is Great for UW

State lawmakers came together during the second week of the 2018 legislative session to pass the capital budget that had stalled during the 2017 session. We are pleased to report that the long-awaited budget is generous to the UW, and supports growth in areas of high demand and high impact for our state. Key capital budget victories for the UW

January 9, 2018

UW Impact Legislative Priorities | 2018 Legislative Session

UW Impact engages UW alumni and stakeholders in legislative advocacy that advances the University and public higher education in the state of Washington. UW Impact’s 2018 legislative priorities align with the higher education priorities identified by UW alumni in recent polling* and with the University of Washington’s 2018 legislative agenda. Academic Excellence: UW’s faculty and staff compensation is not at

January 2, 2018

Husky Caucus Day- SAVE THE DATE, February 28

On February 28, members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees will be heading to Olympia to deliver fun, UW-themed trinkets to Huskies serving in our State Legislature. Want to amplify our message of state support for public higher education? On February 28, contact your own legislators (Huskies or not!) and remind them of the legions of higher education

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

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