Huskies on the Hill 2015

Join the ASUW Office of Government Relations for Huskies on the Hill 2015!

We will head down to Olympia for the day to meet with legislators and discuss higher education issues that affect you. This is a great opportunity for you to tell politicians your higher education story and how tuition rates affect you. During the day, you will be in a team with a few other students and meet with legislators to lobby for higher education funding.

Check out ASUW’s 2014-2015 Legislative Agenda here to learn more about the issues we will be advocating for.

Transportation, lunch (Chipotle!), and a brief training will be provided.

Sign up on Catalyst to reserve your spot at

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Forum with UW President Michael Young

We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting UW President Michael Young for a forum! Join us at our January 20th meeting to discuss the state of the university in this unique opportunity.

The ASUW Student Senate is open to all members of the UW community, regardless of whether or not they are a current student. You don’t have to be a senator to attend or speak up, so tell your friends and come prepared with questions!

Learn more about President Young here:

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New Meeting Spot!

Welcome back Senators!

Our first meeting of Winter Quarter (and 2015) will be in Paccar 192 tomorrow (1/6) at 5:00 pm. See you there!

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Vice Speaker’s Blog!

If you missed last week’s meeting, or you want to relive the magic, check out the Vice Speaker’s Blog at!

This blog will briefly outline what happens at Board meetings and at the Senate, so you can stay up to date on all of our Senate shenanigans!

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First Senate Meeting of Session XXI

Our first meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, October 7th, from 5-7 PM in Gowen 301.

To become an active senator, sign up under “Become a Senator” on the “Senators” tab. Then collect 15 constituents, or UW Net IDs, to gain your voting status.

All students are always welcome to attend, participate in discussion, and submit legislation without being an active senator.

See you there!

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Different meeting place tonight!

As discussed, tonight we will be meeting in GOWEN 301. There was a scheduling conflict with Paccar, so this week only, we are going back to the senate’s old stomping grounds. For some of our members, this room may be difficult to access. There is an elevator on the ground floor of Paccar which, if taken to the fourth floor, will deposit you immediately next to our room. If there are any problems getting there, please contact me, and I will do my best to get you situated.
Also as discussed, tonight’s meeting will run to 7:30. I hope that we will be able to have an efficient and productive discussion. See you all tonight.

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ASUW Honors the Life and Achievements of UWT Chancellor Friedman

The ASUW Senate has passed a commemorative resolution honoring the work of Debra Friedman, a UW alumnus and the visionary chancellor of UW Tacoma. Her work has given UW Tacoma a fantastic gift of vision, identity and momentum and she is a true daughter of the University of Washington. Our thoughts and feelings go to her family, friends and colleagues as we mourn her passing.

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Meeting in PACCAR 192 tonight!

Speaker Prevost called our current line-up of legislation “action-packed” so you know you won’t want to miss it.

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Different meeting place tonight!

Remember, everyone: we’re meeting in BAGLEY 131 tonight. Please get here early, as, since this is the last meeting of the quarter, we’d like to get as much done as possible.

Today, we are looking at:
R-20-9: A Resolution in Support of Reinstating the Financial Aid of the Washington Scholars Program
R-20-10: A Resolution in Support of Restoring SNAP Funding
R-20-11: A Resolution in Support of Implementing English Testing for Teaching Assistants

and first readings on
R-20-12: A Resolution for Establishment of Bite of UW
SO-20-1: An Order Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Enhance the Legislative and Oversight Powers of the Student Senate
OA-20-2: The Omnibus Bylaws and Rules Update Act of 2013
R-20-13: A Resolution in support of The University of Washington EcoCAR2 Team
R-20-14: A Resolution Supporting Student Review of Academic Program and Requirement Changes
R-20-15: A Resolution In Support of More Humane Standards For University of Washington Animal Research Practices and Goals
R-20-16: A Resolution Honoring the Memory of Jack Rupert MacDonald
R-20-17: A Resolution Encouraging Starbucks to Introduce Compostable Cups and Straws

i will do my best to have all of the technology figured out but NO PROMISES

-Sen. Taylor, Style Chair

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Important Information for Senators

Hello all,

If you haven’t yet, please like the ASUW Senate Facebook page ( and join the ASUW Senate group ( This is a good way staying updated on what is going on with Senate.

Also, if you are interested in casting your votes during Senate online instead of with a clicker, please email our Membership Coordinator Amanda Humphries at We are currently at clicker capacity, so the ability to do this would be greatly appreciated by Senate Leadership.

Isaac Prevost
Senate Speaker

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