UW Impact

April 30, 2019

UW and Higher Ed Win!

We did it. Our state lawmakers passed a budget that includes the most significant investment in higher education in more than a decade. In this biennium alone, the new Workforce Education Investment Fund will generate $376 million in revenue for post-secondary education and training. Wow! At the UW, the revenue in this budget will: Fully fund the State Need Grant, which

March 28, 2019

UW Impact’s Position on the Proposed Workforce Education Investment Fund

It’s Day 74 of the 2019 Legislative Session, and alumni across the state have visited, called, and sent more than 1200 messages to their lawmakers in support of the UW and higher education since the session began in January. Our message? Advocating for the three funding priorities our alumni identified in statewide polls in 2015 and 2018 as most important

March 15, 2019

Your 2019 Town Hall Meetings

Legislators from across the state are heading home in the next few weeks to hear directly from constituents about the issues they care about most. Attend, wear your Husky purple, and speak out on behalf of the UW and public higher education! Now is the time to make your voice heard to your legislators. Please check out our interactive Town

January 14, 2019

Legislative Session 2019 Begins!

Welcome back to session! We are thrilled to be mobilizing our alumni and higher ed supporters for a challenging legislative session. This past fall, we surveyed alumni* about higher ed and learned what they care about most for the University of Washington: Maintaining the high quality of a UW education Access and affordability Graduating students with high-demand skills and degrees

January 19, 2016

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

October 30, 2013

Interim Session Update: Info, Events and Opportunities

We’ve been quiet since the legislative session ended in July, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t hit the streets to meet with lawmakers and Huskies back in their districts. We wanted legislators to hear our appreciation for the first state reinvestment in four years, but we still kept the tough questions coming – a long road remains before full state

July 1, 2013

Thank You, and Please Thank Your Legislators

We did it! Alumni and supporters like you sent more than 3000 messages to legislators during the regular and special sessions.  With the support of the UW community, for the first time in four years, the Washington State Legislature has reinvested in higher education.  Some highlights: Higher education received a 12% increase in funding, with $40 million in additional funding for the

May 13, 2013

Special Session – Add Your Voice

Special session is here – and so are the alumni of UW, WSU and WWU.  We’re teaming up during the session to send thousands of messages to our elected officials to remind them to invest in higher education.  Consider joining us today. Here are our key messages: The financial investment the state makes is directly tied to the cost of tuition. Washington

March 26, 2013

$300 Million for Higher Ed? Not Quite.

Recently, the State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus rolled out a proposal that appeared to include $300 million in “new funding” for higher ed, and a 3% tuition cut for undergraduate students. A big state investment in higher education AND lower tuition for students? We were ready to jump for joy – until we looked a bit closer. Turns out, the

September 6, 2012

The Times recommends: Approve SJR 8223, lift limits on UW, WSU investments

Senate Joint Resolution 8223 would lift restrictions on the UW’s and WSU’s ability to invest certain public funds in private companies or stock. According to The Seattle Times, “that’s a smart idea whose time has come.” Read more about the endorsement: http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2018979342_edit22investmentsxml.html

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