Evans School News

John Hope Bryant says financial empowerment and inclusion is biggest civil rights issue of our time
“In spite of the incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, I’m optimistic.” That spirit of optimism dominated author and founder of Operation HOPE John Hope Bryant’s comments during a Casey Family Programs sponsored event at Fare Start in Seattle.  Bryant was visiting Seattle to...
Evans School helps make the holidays more festive
The spirit of the holiday season was evident at the recent U-District Farmers Market. As local farmer and merchants sold their wares, volunteers including Evans School students made wreaths and swags to be delivered to area homebound residents. By the end of the four-hour event, 61 items had been...
Will a higher minimum wage cut jobs, or lift up the working-poor?
Evans School Professor of Public Affairs Jacob Vigdor is director of the team research project conducting an independent evaluation of a higher Seattle minimum wage and has written an oped piece for the Chicago Tribune to address the same issues in the Windy City.Drastically increasing a minimum...
Rev. Jesse Jackson Visits Parrington Hall
Rev. Jesse Jackson brought a message of inclusiveness and workforce diversity to Parrington Hall Tuesday night before his presentation to a capacity and overflow audience in Kane Hall. Following a meeting with student journalists in the Parrington Hall Forum, Jackson joined invited guests at a...
Ron Sims Delivers First Presentation in Evans School Speaker Series
Advisory Board member Ron Sims kicked off our new Evans School Speaker Series last Friday with remarks about his childhood, managing in the public sector, housing, environmental and immigration policy, and professional development advice to students. Sims served the Obama Administration as deputy...
Evans School Faculty and Students Present Research at 2014 APPAM conference
The Evans School was well represented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2014 fall research conference on “Global Challenges, New Perspectives,” held in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 6–8. Faculty and students presented their research on panels...
UW 14th Best Global University
The UW was ranked 14th best global university in a new study by U.S. & World Report. The magazine released its inaugural global rankings using a methodology that fiocused on academic research and opverall reputation. UW had an overall ranking of 76 across 11 weighted categories, tying it with...
Rachel Fyall's Paper Accepted for Publication
Assistant Professor Rachel Fyall had a paper accepted for publication in the peer-review journal Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.Fyall’s article, “Advocating for Policy Change in Nonprofit Coalitions” is in review and will be published in the print publication and online.
Bill Zumeta Publishes a New Article
Professor William Zumeta has co-written a new article, “State-Level Responses to the Access and Completion Challenge in the New Era of Austerity,” which was published in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (September 2014).
Evans Schools PMF Finalists Secure Federal Positions
Selected as finalists for the 2014 Presidential Management Fellows(PMF) program, Evans School alumni Dale Henry (MPA ’13) and Daniel Wilkinson (MPA ’13) have been offered positions with federal agencies. Of the approximately 7,000 people who applied for the competitive leadership...