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December 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

UW president critical of state’s prepaid tuition program

University of Washington President Michael Young took a swipe at the state’s prepaid college tuition program Thursday during a public interview with an Atlantic Magazine editor.

Answering a question about differential tuition before an audience of about 70 people, Young described how the UW has been unable to charge different amounts for different majors in part because of the state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) plan. He described GET as “a strange program — a Ponzi scheme, essentially,” which elicited a chuckle from the audience.

UW spokesman Norm Arkans said Young has used the phrase to describe GET before, and called it “a handy quip to explain what he perceives as the financial fragility of the GET program.” State Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, also described it as a Ponzi scheme earlier this year.


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September 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM

UW President Michael Young gets 4 percent salary increase

Calling his performance “solid,” the University of Washington regents increased President Michael Young’s salary by 4 percent, to $570,000, on Thursday. The increase means he’ll make an additional $22,000 a year. Regent Joanne Harrell said Young’s role was especially critical in the last year, when the university received a bump in funding from the state Legislature, allowing…


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December 6, 2011 at 3:16 PM

UW names Cauce new provost

Ana Mari Cauce, the dean of the University of Washington’s College of Arts & Sciences, will become the next provost of the university, President Michael Young announced Tuesday. Young had earlier named Cauce his top candidate for the job, which is the second-highest-ranking post at the university. The appointment is subject to approval from the UW’s Board…


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