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

November 9, 2016

Join us! Advocacy Camp

The election is over, but the real work has yet to get started. Time to channel those post-election emotions into action as Washington State heads into an important budget session beginning January 9. Whether you’re worried about tuition, passionate about transportation or inspired by social justice issues, taking action gives you the power to effect change, and we can help

October 10, 2016

JOIN US: NW Documentary Premier of Starving the Beast

A philosophical debate with grave real-world implications has erupted from America’s ivory towers. Public higher education: What is it? Who should get to go to college? What is the end goal of a four-year university education? Who should pay for it? When states won’t pay for it–and students are unable to find the money–who bears the burden? In his 2016

Husky on the Hill: Spotlight on Sen. Steve Hobbs, ’94,’11

State senator and self-proclaimed nerd, Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens says he owes his career to a love of learning nurtured by the University of Washington (UW). Earning a degree from the UW was a life-long goal, Hobbs says, but it was one he thought he’d never attain. After working through high school to help support his family, Hobbs

October 7, 2016

What do YOU think are the most important issues facing the UW & public higher education?

  As the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, we care about the issues alumni care about. This is your opportunity to help us shape our priorities as we head into the 2017 legislative session. Your voice matters – help us ensure the UW remains strong for generations of Huskies to come. Please click here to take our

January 19, 2016

Event Recap: The Value of Alumni Advocacy

UW Impact held its second annual legislative preview event on January 7.  Alumni, students and higher education advocates gathered to hear legislators and UW leaders discuss the UW, the importance of advocacy and issues facing higher education this session. This year’s event featured President Ana Mari Cauce, Husky legislators Rep. Tina Orwall, ’88, ’91 and Sen. Joe Fain ’03, in a

UW Impact Political Polling Results

In the fall of 2015, UW Impact conducted its first ever poll of current and former UWAA members to better comprehend alumni member perspectives on higher education issues and the UW. The poll was performed by polling firm Cocker Fennessy and Pacific Market Research on behalf of the independent non-profit UW Alumni Association. Please see below for a summary of

September 30, 2015

Washington is the only state in the country that will actually lower four-year college tuition costs. UWAA member dues support UW Impact, which is the UWAA’s legislative advocacy program. Since 2010, UWAA members and alumni from around the state have joined together to stand up for the UW and public higher education. Together, we’ve sent thousands of messages to our

August 20, 2015

Sign-up to be an Advocate

A strong UW needs strong advocates. UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, is dedicated to mobilizing alumni on behalf of restoring state support for the UW and public higher education. UW Impact provides you with information about higher education issues, access to events and tools to contact your legislators. Whether you have plenty of time

August 7, 2015

UW Tech Grads Among the Most Talented in the Nation

Recent UW alums don’t have to get too far off-campus to find a use for their newly-minted technology degrees. Washington’s booming tech industry is responsible for employing 238,900 people, and bringing in over $37 billion in revenue, according to a recent Washington Technology Industry Association study. Not only are our grads located in the heart of the state’s tech hotbed,

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