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February 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Tell us: Who should be the next UW president?

Michael Young. Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times.

Michael Young. Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times.

Last week’s announcement from University of Washington president Michael Young caught just about everyone by surprise. Young, who will take the top job at Texas A&M this spring, had only been at the helm at UW since 2011.

Several commenters on seattletimes.com criticized his early departure and urged the university to select a new president who has local ties and is more likely to stick around.

“When are they going to hire someone who wants to be the president of the UW? Leading the UW should be the pinnacle of a career not a stepping stone to something else,” wrote one.

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February 3, 2015 at 11:25 AM

UW President Michael Young to move to Texas A&M

Update | 9:25 p.m. Full story can now be found here, with thoughts about Young’s departure from Young, UW faculty and students, Washington lawmakers and Texas A&M officials. Update | 5:05 p.m. In three weeks, University of Washington President Michael K. Young will officially take the president’s job at Texas A&M University, university officials confirmed Tuesday. “He’s…

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