We need your help. New Subsidized Stafford Loan rates will double beginning on July 1st, leading to an average $1,000 tuition increase per year for students with these loans. Take a stand and write to your Representatives today by filling out the form on this facebook event.
See below for further information about student loans, campus events, and ways to get involved.
1. Friday, May 11th – SPRING SHOW Featuring The Dream, Kendrick Lamar, The Bar and Brothers from Another- Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm
1. Don’t Let Subsidized Stafford Loan rates double!
2. ExCo Classes are still available!
3. Paid Work at 2012 Commencement Ceremony
It’s that time of year; the elections for next year’s Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) Board of Directors are quickly approaching. Last year, there was a record-breaking voter turnout of over 7000 students and this year, we’d like to see even more. In order for you to gain a comprehensive knowledge about what each of the candidates stand for, there will be a series of forums leading up to voting week, including the first-ever Presidential Candidates Debate. Your vote will decide who will lead the ASUW next year and how students’ voices are represented to the administration and beyond.
Upcoming Events for ASUW Elections
Wednesday, April 25
Tuesday, May 1
Thursday, May 3
All Candidate’s Fair — Red Square 11am-2pm
Friday, May 4
*An ASUW Voter’s Guide will be distributed in this day’s edition of the Daily. Read about every candidate and their platform.*
Voting Days May 7, 8, 9
Vote in Red Square, Drumhellar Fountain, The Quad or 45th & 17th
Be sure to check out “The Voice” for comprehensive elections coverage:
The Voice is designed to bring ASUW Elections news and commentary to students. Providing coverage and opinions on election events, platforms and more. The Voice seeks to educate students about the candidates and the positions they are running for so students can make a more informed decision when they vote, and to keep the candidates accountable in what they say and do. The material is written by a group of students with many collective years of ASUW experience.
Would you like to find a job for this next academic year?
Fantastic, because we want to give you a job.
ASUW IS CURRENTLY HIRING
Your student government is hiring over 55 paid positions this spring, all geared to provide programs and services to the UW student body for next year. Any UW student can apply for these jobs, no matter what year, major or residence you have. The best parts about these jobs?
Well, first off – you will get paid. Next – you get to work in the brand new HUB. Also – you get to set your own hours.
What could be better?
Not much, so if you have time today —
VISIT US AT OUR JOBS FAIR,
TODAY @ RED SQUARE
11 AM – 2 PM
Already intrigued, well no need to wait. Click HERE.
But I am sure you are wondering, what kinds of jobs we are talking about? Well, let me elaborate:
The UW Board of Regents is holding a special forum to hear students’ comments about the budget and tuition rates Wednesday, Feb. 15
from 3:30-5:00 pm in the William H. Gates Law School Room 133 (see campus map here
). This is your opportunity to learn about the budget and give the Regents your opinion before tuition goes up. For more information, see the attached notice or check out the Facebook event here
There are many, MANY exciting things happening on campus in February. Check out the Events and ways to Get Involved below:
Events on Campus
1. ASUW Women’s Action Commission “Vagina Monolgues” — February 16, 17, 18
2. ASUW “Everybody EveryBODY Fashion Show” — February 23
3. ASUW Queer Student Commission “Annual Drag Competition” — February 24
4. ASUW American Indian Student Commission “Annual Winter PowWow” — February 25
5. “An Evening with Author Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack” — February 28
6. Campus Sustainability Fund Application
7. The Safety Campaign “Huskies Choose Safety”
8. Off-Campus Housing Affairs Survey
9. Speak up in support of funding your education!
10. Protect your rights as a tenant!
Are you tired of the tuition increases? Do you want to do something about it? Check out the ways below to get involved right now to Save Our State and other ways to impact your campus.
1. Save Our State Rally and Huskies on the Hill- Sign Up and Attend!
2. Are you interested in performing drag?
3. Women’s Political Action Training
4. Speak up in Support of Transit
5. FREE “Miss Representation” Screening
7. Broken Bodies, PBP: Police Brutality Profiling
8. Under 1 Nation: Zulu & Krip-Hop
9. [M]aking our [L]egacy [K]nown Hip Hop Show February 3, 2012 in Kane 130 at 7:30pm
Wonder what our new UW President, Michael K. Young, has planned out for the University of Washington? Well now is your chance to find out! See below for how you can meet him and other amazing opportunities happening across the UW campus this week!
1. ASUW Student Senate Forum with UW President Michael K. Young
2. Take a Stand Against Budget Cuts.
3. Husky Pride Fund: Husky T Now Available
4. Celebrate the UW’s 150th Birthday on Friday November 4th
5. Digest of News and Events on Campus
1. ASUW Student Senate Forum with UW President Michael K. Young:
The ASUW Student Senate is having a forum with new UW President Michael K. Young this coming Tuesday, November 1st in Gowen Hall 301 from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm. This is a rare opportunity for students to engage in a direct conversation and meet our new husky leader. Come ask questions and listen to President Young’s agenda for your university. Senate meetings are always open to the public.
In an effort to effectively inform you without overwhelming you, please refer to this table of contents and check out all the important information below at your convenience.
1. November Election and Ballot Initiatives
2. Where the Hell is the Pell Grant?
3. Diversity Requirement Forum
4. Homecoming Carnival
5. Volunteer Opportunities with the ASUW
6. Events on Campus
Thank you for taking the time to inform yourself and I hope you have a great weekend.
1. November Election and Ballot Initiatives:
Even though its not a Presidential Election, there are many important issues and elected positions on the ballot. Ballots were mailed out YESTERDAY and the election is November 8th. This means you have three weeks to send in your ballot. Check it, stamp it, and mail it. Buy stamps at the U-Bookstore (Odegaard Branch) and at the post office at 42nd and University Way.
There are three important state initiatives on the ballot this year. Please educate yourself on these by checking out the “Yes” and “No” arguments so you can make an informed decision.
I-1125: Concerning state expenditures on transportation. Click Yes and No to stay informed.
I-1163: Concerning long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people. Click Yes and No to stay informed.
I-1183: Concerning liquor: beer, wine, and spirits (hard liquor). Click Yes and No to stay informed.
ASUW is excited to announce that voter turnout among students in the 2011 ASUW elections increased by 32 percent from the previous record in 2010!
The results continue a surge in student engagement in ASUW over the past few years. 7,633 UW students voted, up from 5,785 last year and 3,156 in 2009
Several factors that likely contributed to the big turnout include Continue reading
Survey found overwhelming support for program among UW students
SEATTLE, WA – The University of Washington Board of Regents voted Thursday, May 11th to approve a proposal for implementation of a universal student fee to fund the UPASS program. The proposal was brought forward by the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) and UW Commuter Services after a combination of factors caused the program cost to increase in recent years. ASUW and GPSS sought solutions through the Student Transportation Task Force and conducted a survey of the study body which found 79 percent of UW students in support of a Universal UPASS fee. Continue reading
ASUW has released its first ever Annual Report to keep students and the UW community informed about our activities and successes from throughout the year. We would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Special thanks to the ASUW Publicity & Programming Committee for your hard work in compiling and designing the report!
Download the 2010-2011 ASUW Annual Report
It was with great enthusiasm that I witnessed the announcement just minutes ago from the UW Board of Regents that Michael Young will be the next President of the University of Washington. He has served as the President of the University of Utah since 2004, and he brings an impressive track record of leadership to the UW:
- President, University of Utah (2004-2011), during which time UU has led the nation in the number of business startups spawning from university research.
- Dean, George Washington University Law School (1998-2004), during which time Continue reading