Government Affairs

Gov. Inslee provides video greeting for President Peñalver's Inauguration

Washington Governor Jay Inslee got last week’s inauguration ceremony of President Eduardo M. Peñalver started with a video message of congratulations and thanks.  

September 27, 2021

Redhawks in the Legislature: Senator Rebecca Saldaña, ’99, 37th Legislative District

These days it’s about “walk-and-talks” with community and social service leaders, while fielding an unusually high volume of phone calls induced by a pandemic. 

February 25, 2021

Redhawks in the Legislature: Representative Debra Entenman, '03, 47th Legislative District

“I want everyone in the legislature to think of their constituents as lifelong learners," explains Entenman, a proud mother and grandmother. “Whenever you want to increase your education, the paths should exist to pull it off. Education is a continuum. A non-traditional student just means a student didn't take the traditional path.”  

February 16, 2021

Redhawks in the Legislature: Representative Dave Paul, '90, 10th Legislative District

Representative Paul is one of the leaders in the legislature searching for solutions to the issues integral to a just and humane world. 

February 8, 2021

Redhawks in the Legislature: Senator Joe Nguyen, '06, 34th Legislative District

Nguyen says the legislature’s early decision to operate mostly remotely has helped the elected members hear from a diverse cross-section of constituents and community leaders because the major barriers to access are gone.

February 1, 2021

The economic impact of Seattle U and the Independent Colleges of Washington

The data, compiled this fall, is the most recent indication that independent colleges and universities play an outsized role in the economic health of the communities in which they are located.

January 4, 2021

Dean Joe Phillips Contributes to Economic Growth Dialogue

Seattle University is a proud partner of many of our region’s most integral nonprofit and corporate entities. One of those partners is the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and Dean Joe Phillips of the Albers School of Business and Economics contributes to the Chamber’s virtual 2020 Economic Forecast Summit by moderating a discussion on the emerging industries and companies that will lead our region—and the world—forward.  

November 18, 2020

The 2021 Policy Priorities of ICW

In the midst of these difficult economic times, the legislature may look for savings in vital higher education programs – ICW is working to help the legislature resist those cuts.

November 5, 2020

Seattle U Support for National Voter Registration Day Sept. 22

Seattle University is marking the day with activities and projects all focused on providing information, data and access to spur voter registration and engagement.

September 18, 2020

Public Affairs Corner: Independent Colleges of Washington

Seattle U is the largest member of ICW, an organization that represents 10 institutions of higher education in Washington.

September 14, 2020

The New Washington College Grant and Seattle University

Formerly known as the State Need Grant, the legislation that renamed and created the Washington College Grant has immediately benefited students and families throughout the state, including at Seattle University.

September 14, 2020

Where Higher Education Fits in the Congressional Stimulus Negotiations

Congressional leaders are debating three overarching proposals to continue COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency assistance, including funds for higher education.

August 18, 2020

Computer Science Chair Looks at Privacy in Digital Space

“You must take control of your own data by taking time to understand how to set your devices and apps to the privacy preference.”

July 13, 2020

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