University of Washington Bothell

News from Chancellor Wolf Yeigh


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

Husky 100 logo
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?

campus with rainbow

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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Working toward a safe, welcoming UW Bothell

Circle of students on the sports field
On Thursday, University of Washington President Ana Marie Cauce sent a letter emphasizing the University’s commitment to providing our faculty, staff and especially our students a safe and welcoming campus environment. That includes UW Bothell. From supportive hugs and encouraging community emails to participation in difficult discussions in safe spaces, we have seen our UW Bothell community come together.
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