TA cuts could leave students jobless and degrees unfinished

Stakes are high as the UW tries to address budget shortcomings by cutting graduate jobs in the College of Arts and Sciences. While losing a job may seem like a rather common issue in adulthood, it actually has very specific and extremely detrimental effects for graduates. There are direct consequences to not having a jobContinue reading “TA cuts could leave students jobless and degrees unfinished”

Three finalists emerge for position of student regent

As the academic year comes to a close, the UW campus is abuzz with student and administrative politics. A small but greatly impactful part of these politics is the election of the student regent, which partakes in the UW board of regents’ decisions for the 2016-17 academic year. The regents have a number of roles,Continue reading “Three finalists emerge for position of student regent”

Students unsatisfied with American Ethnic Studies hiring choices

Last month, the American Ethnic Studies (AES) department hired a new tenure-track faculty member, but AES students were left unsatisfied when one of their favorite lecturers, Terry Scott, did not reach the interview stage for the position. Sera Wang, an AES and political science major, subsequently created a petition arguing that Scott and her credentialsContinue reading “Students unsatisfied with American Ethnic Studies hiring choices”

Application open for most powerful student position, free tuition

The UW is predominantly run by 10 people on the board of regents, and one of those positions is up for application: student regent, which comes with full tuition payment. The board has a number of roles, including overseeing the university’s budget, establishing entrance requirements, and creating new departments.  Matters relating to the hiring, discipline,Continue reading “Application open for most powerful student position, free tuition”

Board of Regents announce Ana Mari Cauce as new UW president

In their meeting Tuesday, the UW Board of Regents announced interim president Ana Mari Cauce will be the new president of the university. Cauce is the first-ever Latina and the first-ever woman president of the UW. Cauce called the occasion an out-of-body experience. “This is less about me, than really about us,” Cauce said. “BecauseContinue reading “Board of Regents announce Ana Mari Cauce as new UW president”

Private contributions provide boost in the UW’s funding

Private contributions from outside donors play a large role in university funding across the nation. The UW received approximately $227 million in last year’s private gifts, almost $28 million less than gifts from the preceding 2013-14 fiscal year. “The [contribution] that is significantly smaller is [to] the School of Law,” said Walt Dryfoos, associate viceContinue reading “Private contributions provide boost in the UW’s funding”

UW faculty voices opinions in survey before Inslee appoints regents

Gov. Jay Inslee will soon select or reappoint two regents to occupy the seats of board of regents’ whose terms have expired. While those appointments lay in temporary limbo, the UW faculty weighed in on what they think a regent should prioritize. It is unknown at this point when Inslee will make his decision. Currently,Continue reading “UW faculty voices opinions in survey before Inslee appoints regents”

Tuition increases for graduate, international, and out-of-state students

While Washington state legislators recently decreased resident undergraduate tuition for the next two years, the UW Board of Regents determined June 9 that graduate, out-of-state, and international student tuition would increase. Only tier III graduate students, or students seeking master’s and doctorate degrees in the College of Engineering, or master’s and doctoral candidates in theContinue reading “Tuition increases for graduate, international, and out-of-state students”

Tuition reduced for next two years

The Washington state Legislature passed its 2015-17 operating budget Monday, lowering tuition statewide by 5% for the 2015-16 academic year. The budget passed just 24 hours before a scheduled partial government shutdown. Of the many budget points the House Democrats and Senate Republicans disagreed on, tuition was a big one: The Senate wanted a 25%Continue reading “Tuition reduced for next two years”