The work of UW Tacoma professor Rich Furman and alumnus Douglas Epps on the dehumanization of immigrants in the U.S. is cited in this story about recent proposals to restrict migration to the U.S.
The Wallace Foundation has chosen Tacoma for a project to infuse social and emotional learning skills into the work of organizations that provide programs to Tacoma elementary school children when they are not in the classroom. UW Tacoma is a partner in the project.
In an op-ed, UW Tacoma alumna Kathryn Mahan, who is a transgender veteran of the U.S. Army, criticizes the proposed ban on transgender individuals serving in U.S. armed forces.
UW Tacoma alumnus Omari Amili, who earned his master's degree in interdisciplinary arts and sciences, is aiming to change society's understanding of formerly-incarcerated people. His thesis advisor, UW Tacoma professor Larry Knopp, is quoted.
UW Tacoma alumnus John Smith and his wife Jeannette Smith-Perrone are co-founders of Child of Fortune, which helps college students stay in college in the face of "unmet survival needs" such as food and housing insecurity.
A profile of Michael Sullivan, principal with Artifacts Consulting, a Tacoma-based historic preservation consulting firm. Sullivan has taught Tacoma history at UW Tacoma. The story also quotes alumnus and local filmmaker Mick Flaaen.
UW Tacoma students carry the smallest amount of student debt of all public universities in Washington, according to a new report by LendEDU, "a New Jersey company that offers student-loan refinancing."
In an op-ed, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier cite Taina Padilla Anderson, 2015 recipient of UW Tacoma's M.S. Geospatial Technologies degree and now teaching students at Bates Technical College, as an example of the kind of jobs the region needs to foster.