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March 19, 2015

$12.5 Billion and Growing: The UW’s Economic Impact on Washington State

A RECENT REPORT FROM TRIPP UMBACH reveals that the University of Washington continues to be one of the largest economic drivers of our region. The study finds that the UW’s annual economic impact is now $12.5 billion, up from $9.1 billion just five years ago. According to the study, the UW is the third-largest non-federal employer in the state, and

January 6, 2015

Get Involved Today

Next week, a challenging legislative session begins – and funding for the UW and higher education appears to be in jeopardy. How can you join the fight to keep the “public” in public higher education? Sign up to receive UW Impact’s e-newsletters and action alerts by sending your non-UW, non-governmental email address to info@uwimpact.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

December 3, 2014

Gonzaga & UW Explore Medical School Partnership

Gonzaga and the University of Washington announced plans to explore a medical education and research partnership at the UW School of Medicine in Spokane. The UW currently operates the only publicly funded medical school for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI), and the new partnership is proposed as an opportunity to help grow and expand the UW Spokane program.

November 21, 2014

The Ivory Tower: What Can You Do?

Is college worth it? That’s the central premise in the recent CNN documentary “The Ivory Tower.” The film looks at serious issues facing many universities, including low graduation rates, a high debt load, and unique challenges facing low-income and first generation students. The University of Washington has been a leader among its peers in bringing solutions to these issues. Among

September 15, 2014

UW: Expand WWAMI, Increase Eastern WA Residencies

The UW expressed disappointment in WSU’s decision to pursue a separate, independent medical school, calling the report deeply flawed with egregious errors. On Friday, the WSU Board of Regents had unanimously approved the proposal to move forward with the medical school based on this report, which claimed the university was “highly ready” for such an endeavor. “Many of the key

September 4, 2014

UW Parents & Families: Welcome to Higher Ed Advocacy

As a member of the UW community, you have joined us at a time when lawmakers in Washington State are making lasting decisions about the quality and affordability of state-wide public higher education. As a parent or family member of a UW student, the decisions made in Olympia have a direct effect on your student and family. We encourage you

June 16, 2014

Must Read: Dispelling Myths on the Cost of College

How does the UW use its money? Is higher education a bloated institution that doesn’t deserve more state support? We understand why people get frustrated with a tuition rate that’s skyrocketed in the last six years, yet the UW football coach gets paid millions, and students live in fancy new dorm rooms. Why can’t the UW just pay its high-level

June 11, 2014

Become a District Dawg!

Are you proud of your UW degree? Do you believe in the value of higher education in the state of Washington? Become an advocate for the UW and help build a strong future for future Huskies. With election season quickly approaching, UW Impact is looking for proud alumni and friends across the state to serve as District Dawgs in all

April 4, 2014

UW Impact Helps Save Millions in UW Research

We did it! Governor Inslee heard our advocacy message and announced his decision to veto elimination of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund in the 2014 supplemental budget. In his press conference, Governor Inslee referenced the many letters of support he received for the LSDF. We know our advocates wrote the bulk of these letters, sending more than 1300 since the

March 31, 2014

Session Recap – and One Final Call to Action

The 2014 legislative session ended on March 13, and the UW and higher education enjoyed another year of incremental, but important higher education investments. We continue to build evidence to demonstrate how the thousands of messages we send to Olympia help facilitate policy that’s good for the UW and good for the future of Washington. Here is a quick highlight

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