UW Impact

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 22

On February 22, 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 22, 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 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

#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

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?

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