August 29, 2010
Cuts Intensify Identity Crisis for Washington's Flagship Campus
Photo composite by Stephen Brashear for The Chronicle
Washington's flagship university doesn't look like it has money problems. The picturesque campus, a blend of Gothic architecture and the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, draws more federal research dollars than any other public university in the country. And the University of Washington raised $2.7-billion in a recent campaign from its perch in this entrepreneurial city.
But cracks are appearing under the surface. The state is not paying for the many construction projects here,