As faculty and staff are busy packing up their offices, and as students prepare to start winter quarter in our temporary home in Condon Hall, I wanted to remind everyone why we are going through this exciting disruption. Remember – it is a means to an end!
I’m writing to you today from the east coast, as I travel from Delaware to DC in time to see Professor Justin Marlowe inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration as its newest Academy Fellow.
Yesterday, during one of the quarterly meetings for all Evans School staff, the group participated in a quick icebreaker activity. With a partner who isn’t someone they typically work closely with on a day-to-day basis, staff shared their answers to a variety of questions. One of those questions was this: if there weren’t any constraints on our Parrington remodel project (budget, historical designation, UW space policies, and otherwise), what would you love to include in the remodel. As you can imagine – the responses were varied and entertaining!
As we get closer to our December move-out date, faculty, staff, and students are also engaging in conversations regarding the Parrington Hall remodel. I am grateful for the many items of consideration and feedback we have received thus far from all of these groups – and I encourage you to continue sharing your ideas and thoughts!
Last night, more than 300 Evans School champions gathered on the UW campus to celebrate the future of public service leadership and to support future Evans School students by donating more than $300,000 in student scholarship funds!
The Evans School is saddened by the loss of Evans School Professor and Dean Emeritus Hubert Locke, who passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018.
Parrington Hall, home to the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, will undergo a major remodel in 2019. To help inspire investment in this important project, we are creating a series of films that illustrate the goals of the campaign and highlight stakeholder voices.
To Learn more about why this project matters, view the video below:
Next week, the second cohort of our International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL) will begin their studies, and I’m so pleased to welcome them to the Evans School community.
This weekend, as thousands took to the street for the March for Our Lives, I felt many emotions: sorrow that young people don’t feel safe in schools, frustration at the current political deadlock that keeps us from making lasting gun reform, and pride that our teenagers are leading the way to better policies and safer communities.