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Heidi Vladyka holds a wheelchair.

Social Mobility

January 3, 2018

A study abroad program changed Heidi Vladyka's life and the lives of people in Mexico who need access to sustainable mobility.

Students form a human "W"

The Best Stories of 2017

December 14, 2017

From river piracy to the kindness of a smile, stories convey the many ways people connect with UW Tacoma's urban-serving mission.

DJ Crisostomo looks out over campus

World of Possibilities

December 13, 2017

Creating a college-going culture begins in middle school for UW Tacoma's DJ Crisostomo.

UW Tacoma in the News

UW a leader in supporting Washington's STEM students

UW Tacoma has enrolled 121 students supported by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship since the program's inception in 2011. The program provides scholarships to low- and middle-income students in STEM and health care fields. 85% of these UW Tacoma scholars have graduated, a rate second only to Western Washington University among schools with more than 100 scholars.

UW News
December 21, 2017

Educating 'the whole child' isn't just jargon. Here's how it's done.

Karen Pittman, a member of the Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, writes about the Commission's visit to two schools in Tacoma. They learned how the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative, developed in partnership with UW Tacoma, is being carried out.

The Washington Post
December 20, 2017

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