University of Washington Bothell

News from Chancellor Wolf Yeigh

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A home for our diversity center

The UW Bothell Diversity Center now has a home. It will be located on the first floor of UW-1, in space currently occupied by the Student Success Center. We have identified additional space for the important work of the Student Success Center.  As you all know, a diversity center is one of the top priorities of our Diversity Action Plan. I want to thank the  Diversity Center Steering Committee for its dedicated work. This is a major milestone for our campus.

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A pledge to underrepresented and undocumented students

You're invited to take part in a special event on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in the ARC. Together with Cascadia College, we will pledge our commitment to the safety and security of our underrepresented and undocumented members of our shared campus community. 
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Apply or nominate a student for the Husky 100

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I know you will agree with me that UW Bothell Huskies are exceptional. I'd like to encourage the campus community to nominate an outstanding student to be part of the second class of the Husky 100 –  students who make the most of opportunities for engagement and represent the University’s values. Students can apply or be nominated.  I invite students to learn more at two workshops: Jan. 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m., UW1-103, and Jan. 11, noon-1 p.m in the ARC.
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Follow-up on a campus incident

I wanted to follow-up on an incident reported to us on Nov. 15 involving several Muslim women students who were allegedly approached by several men who then demanded that the women remove their hijabs. I asked our Campus Safety Director, Cham Kao, to investigate these serious allegations immediately. In the past two weeks, Cham worked to follow up on the allegations. To date, he has not been able to verify the incident. The fears raised by this incident are real, and I remain committed to create a safe campus for all.
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What does it mean to be a sanctuary?

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There has been much discussion throughout the University of Washington community about the concept of a "sanctuary campus."  Let me be clear about my own commitments and those of UW President Ana Mari Cauce: “The University’s policies and commitments are clear and have not changed. We are fully committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment that protects the privacy and human rights of all members of our community.” 

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