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ASUW voter participation breaks record, increases by 32 percent

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

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“ASUW passes resolution in support of common space for students with disabilities in the new HUB”

ASUW Senate supports a common space in the new HUB where students with disabilities can feel welcome and build community.  Read The Daily’s coverage.

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“ASUW Senate membership restructured after passage of act, long debate”

ASUW Senate passed a historic resolution 89-14 to make the body more accountable and representative.  Read about it in The Daily.

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“Film for thought”

Read The Daily’s coverage of ASUW’s first ever UW Film Festival.  ASUW’s Arts & Entertainment teamed up with UW Film Club to host this great event.

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“Lindstrom works with students to develop new provost advisory committee”

Check out The Daily’s latest coverage of ASUW’s efforts to bring students to the table in University decisions.  “You don’t have to have a beautiful resume with strong leadership opportunities [to be chosen],” Smith said. “We’re looking for a diverse selection of students, ranging from all academic backgrounds, who can bring in their own identity from their part of campus, and major, and advocate for that.”

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“UW OKs quarterly transportation fee”

Our efforts to save the U-PASS by implementing a Universal model made headlines in the Seattle Times.

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“Sex, breasts and self-respect”

Click here to read The Daily’s coverage of ASUW’s first ever Women’s Health Week!

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Release: UW Board of Regents approves Universal U-PASS

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

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“U-PASSed: Board of Regents votes to instate universal U-PASS program”

The Universal U-PASS will preserve sustainable transportation and save students money.  Check out The Daily’s coverage.

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“A missed opportunity for higher education”

Read ASUW President Madeleine McKenna and GPSS President Sarah Reyneveld discussing the transition to local control of tuition and the importance of a strong student voice in this Daily guest editorial.

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Read the ASUW Annual Report!

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 asuw@uw.edu 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

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“Proposed student advisory committee to address lack of student opinion”

Read about ASUW’s efforts to establish a student committee to advise the University Provost on budget decisions.

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“UW students want to increase number of students on the Board of Regents”

Read Publicola’s coverage of ASUW’s latest proposal to the Governor to give students a greater voice in decision making.

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“UW students ask governor for more seats on Board of Regents”

ASUW is working hard to ensure that students have a seat at the table when big decisions are made on tuition and financial aid policy.  Check out the Seattle PI’s coverage.

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From the President: Utah’s Michael Young chosen as next UW President

Fellow students,

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
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“SARVA month starts with awareness of sexual and relationship violence”

Check out The Daily’s coverage of SARVA month, a series of impactful educational programs organized by ASUW’s Committee Organizing Rape Education (CORE).

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“First university agenda passed through ASUW senate”

Read The Daily’s coverage of the University Agenda, which passed the Senate and summarizes the opinions of the student body on campus issues.  “Nance said, “We want the university agenda to make it a lot easier for people outside ASUW to understand what ASUW stands for.”

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“A wide array of talent”

ASUW’s Asian Student Commission (ASC) Talent Show was a big success!  Read about it in The Daily.

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“Expression in drag”

ASUW’s Gay Bisexual Lesbian Transgender Commission (GBLTC) held it’s annual drag show in Meany Hall to accommodate growing campus interest.  Read The Daily’s coverage.

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“Changes to annual fashion show, still provides same message”

Read The Daily’s coverage of The Everybody Every Body Fashion Show – hosted every year by ASUW’s Women’s Action Commission (WAC), Arts & Entertainment (A&E), and Student Health Consortium (SHC).  This year’s performance featured more involvement from local retailers than ever before.

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