Update on the death of John Huynh

An update on the killing of John Huynh from UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh and Cascadia College President Eric Muray. Huynh was killed Sunday, April 25, at an apartment complex at 112th Ave NE and Beardslee Boulevard in Bothell.

We confirmed yesterday afternoon that the suspect in Huynh’s killing, Ian Williams — whom the City of Bothell Police Department arrested that day — is a UW Bothell student and was previously a Cascadia College student. He remains in custody.

We and the entire campus community are shocked and saddened at this horrific event. Our thoughts go out to Huynh’s family and friends as they grieve his death.

The City of Bothell Police continue to investigate “all possible motives” and have identified 10 witnesses and “anticipate others could be identified in the coming days.” We will provide any assistance that we can to further the investigation, and we encourage anyone with information to contact the City of Bothell Police Department.

We cannot speculate on a motive, yet the fact that Huynh was an Asian American man undoubtedly brings renewed pain for members of a community that has already been subjected to increased acts of violence and discrimination in our region and nationwide. These recent acts build on historic racism against Asians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and create a climate of fear that this killing only worsens.

Members of the UW Bothell community are encouraged as needed to seek counseling or other help through our Counseling Center. UW Bothell faculty and staff can also request assistance from UW CareLink.

Our thoughts are also with all of you in this difficult moment, and we know that you join us in lifting up John Huynh’s memory and his loved ones in your hearts.

Posted April 28, 2021 11:42 am

Stabbing at Beardslee Villa apartments

UW Bothell leadership is monitoring a situation that took place at the Villas at Beardslee apartments around 7 p.m. Sunday evening. KOMO TV reports that a 29-year-old man was stabbed to death. We do not yet have details regarding the identity of the victim or suspect.

We will update this story as more details become available.

Posted April 26, 2021 9:53 am

All Clear

The UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Please use caution when moving about campus as there is still ice and snow falling off roof tops. The main promenade will remain closed for one more day. Here are updated access points to the buildings on campus:

  • CC1/CC2 from the center, lower level, east side of building – Parking available in the North Garage.
  • CC3, up and around by north bus loop up onto the CC3 plaza, north entrance and west entrance..
  • Library (LB1) access through LBA- lower level, east side of bldg. and up the elevator to library. (please call Campus Safety 425-352-5359 so they can key you in) as the library access via the elevator is locked off or they may enter the stairwell across from Campus Safety.
  • The entire lower level sidewalk is cleared from South Garage lower campus road – UW1 – CC2.
  • LB2- UWB IT- access through the stairwell door, lower level across from Campus Safety.
  • UW1 from the center, lower level, east side of building. – South Garage available for parking.
  • UW2 and DISC from the south end entrance, 1st floor. Then persons who need to get to DISC will walk through UW2.

Posted February 16, 2021 4:26 pm

Suspended operations Tuesday

UW Bothell and Cascadia College will extend its suspended operations through Tuesday, February 16. All classes and student services will continue remotely. The Activities & Recreation Center will also remain closed through Tuesday.

Faculty and staff may come to campus if necessary but extreme caution is required. With a foot of snow and ice on the roofs of our buildings, there is a potential for falling ice and snow

The promenade and most access points to central campus are closed. Here are some ways to access buildings:

  • CC1/CC2 from the center, lower level, east side of building – Parking available in the North Garage
  • CC3, up and around by north bus loop up onto the CC3 plaza.
  • Library (LB1) access through LBA- lower level, east side of building and up the elevator to library. (please call Campus Safety 425-352-5359 so they can key you in) as the library access via the elevator is locked off.
  • The entire lower level sidewalk will be cleared as best possible from South Garage lower campus road – UW1 – CC2.
  • LB2- UWB IT- access through the stairwell door, lower level across from Campus Safety.
  • UW1 from the center, lower level, east side of building. – South Garage available for parking.
  • UW2 and DISC from the south end entrance, 1st floor. Then persons who need to get to Discovery Hall will walk through UW2.

The Grounds team also continue to keep access open at Husky Village and the lower portion of Husky Hall.

We will update the emergency blog with details as needed.

Posted February 14, 2021 3:18 pm

Suspended operations Feb. 12-15

suspended operations

UW Bothell and Cascadia College have suspended operations effective 5 p.m. Feb 12-15. There are no classes or activities on Monday due to the President's Day holiday.

180th and 110th streets have been closed on campus due to icy conditions. Faculty and staff can access buildings using their Husky card if necessary. However, travel will be hazardous and we encourage all to avoid coming to campus if possible.

The Puget Sound region is under a winter storm warning. The Bothell area could see several inches of snow and below freezing temperatures over the next three days.

Posted February 12, 2021 11:08 am

Power outage UPDATE: Power restored

Power has been restored to the UW Bothell campus. There was a power outage Wednesday morning because of an overnight storm.

Posted January 13, 2021 8:06 am

Preparing for winter weather

Dear UW Bothell community:

Even as we navigate the continuing effects of the pandemic, we must prepare for other hazards, such as winter weather. In the event of a weather or other emergency, a leadership team convenes quickly to determine the appropriate measures needed to keep the campus community safe and secure. The team includes representatives from UW Bothell Planning and Administration, Facilities & Campus Safety, Emergency Management, Student Services and Marketing & Communications, as well as their counterparts from Cascadia College.

If our region experiences hazardous weather, the campus could suspend operations. If this happens, on-campus operations will be suspended, in-person instruction will be moved to remote instruction, and all campus buildings will be locked. However, all instruction and student services will continue to be offered remotely. Similarly, telework arrangements for staff will continue. Only essential employees whose work requires them to be physically present on campus should come to campus during suspended operations, observing appropriate care and safety measures.

This winter, UW Bothell and Cascadia College will have few students and personnel coming to campus. If a decision is made to suspend operations on campus, it is our intent to notify the campus community of this decision by 10 p.m. the night before.

From text and email alerts to our internal public address system, UW Bothell has a number of ways to notify the campus community about disruptions to our campus when they occur. Please take a moment now to sign up for our text and email alerts at uw.edu/alert.

Emergencies and closure information on or near campus will be communicated in a number of ways, including:

  • UW Alert (text and email messages)
  • Alertus desktop notification system (If you are connected to the UW network via the BIG-IP Edge Client, you will get alerts on your desktop even at home.)
  • UW Bothell website: www.uwb.edu
  • UW Bothell’s emergency blog: www.uwb.edu/emergency (The blog is updated frequently when an incident on campus occurs.)
  • UW Bothell’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uwbothell
  • UW Bothell’s Twitter account: www.twitter.com@uwbothell
  • UWB Advisory email list
  • UW Bothell’s information line: 425-352-3333
  • www.flashalert.net (feeds to local TV and radio)

Posted January 11, 2021 11:16 am

Today is the Great Washington Shakeout

Today is the Great Washington Shakeout. In the event of an earthquake, remember to drop, cover and hold on. During a campus emergency, this page will be updated constantly with the latest information.

UW Bothell uses the UW Alert tool to push emergency notifications via text and email. If you aren’t signed up for UW Alert, please sign up today. Go to uw.edu/alert to sign up.

Posted October 15, 2020 9:33 am

UW Advisory Bothell

The University of Washington Bothell is monitoring possible protest activity in the area. The UW Bothell Cascadia College campus is closed. Avoid the area. Please avoid roadways around campus, to the extent possible.

Many cities in and around the Seattle area have announced curfews for tonight. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced a citywide curfew of 6 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Posted June 1, 2020 3:06 pm

UW Bothell update on classes, finals and campus operations

Dear Campus Community,

I write to follow-up to the message sent this morning from UW President Ana Mari Cauce.

Let me begin by thanking you for your patience and perseverance in focusing on your studies and work even as we all monitor the spread of the coronavirus and take extra measures to keep ourselves, our families and communities safe.

As noted in the president’s message, starting on Monday, March 9, classes will no longer be meeting in person. For the remainder of the winter quarter, instructors are asked to conduct classes and/or exams remotely, as possible, until the quarter concludes on March 20. You can read more about this announcement online in a message from UW Provost Mark Richards.

If you have any questions about the announcement regarding classes and exams or about UW Bothell operations, please consult with your instructors, advisers or supervisors.

I also write today to call your attention to several important updates:

  • In accordance with Public Health-Seattle & King County guidance, we encourage supervisors to provide telework options to employees or students whose job duties can be performed remotely without hampering operations. Supervisors have maximum flexibility to implement this. More information can be found online about UW Bothell’s plans for instructional continuity and operational continuity.
  • We have acquired an enterprise license for Zoom videoconferencing that all UW faculty, staff and students can use to carry out their instructional, academic and administrative work. More details are available on the IT website.
  • As a precautionary measure, we are currently in the process of deep cleaning our campus buildings. This work will continue until all spaces have been completed. In addition to this deep cleaning, our facilities staff are also performing high-touch, touch-point cleaning and monitoring and refilling our wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers on campus throughout the day. Our custodial crew has been extra responsive to all our calls and needs, and for that we are extremely grateful. We have asked the contractors who maintain our leased spaces (Husky Hall, Beardslee Building and Beardslee Crossing) to follow the same cleaning procedures.
  • We will be replenishing the food pantries in Husky Hall and in the Student Diversity Center (UW1-173) to meet our community’s needs during this time of uncertainty.
  • To learn more about anti-stigma resources that may be particularly useful at this time, please see the information developed and curated by Public Health–Seattle & King County.

In close consultation with UW leadership in Seattle and with public health officials, we will continue to track the health situation and to provide you with needed information and resources.

All faculty, staff and students are also urged to check the homepage of the UW Bothell website to find direct links to the most up-to-date information from UW in Seattle. The homepage also features a link to campus-specific resources that will be updated regularly with relevant information and instructions.

I know that there are many people all around campus who are doing amazing work day in and day out on behalf of our students and our entire UW Bothell community. As President Cauce’s message noted, “this University has faced and overcome challenges before. Working together, we will do so again.”

Thank you for your attention and participation as we all focus on serving our academic mission, continue our daily work and, as always, prioritize the safety of our students, staff and faculty.

Bjong Wolf Yeigh, Ph.D., F.ASME
Chancellor and Professor of Engineering

Posted March 6, 2020 10:02 am