In an overview of the Tacoma start-up scene, Lee Reeves and Shadrach White describe the role of UW Tacoma and its Institute of Technology in fostering a startup climate and training employees. Reeves is a UW (Seattle) alumnus, and White is a member of the Institute Advisory Board.
A t a Humanities Washington event hosted by the American Association of University Women, SIAS Assistant Professor Natalie Jolly described working as a midwife's assistant for Amish women.
Kensci co-founder Ankur Teredesai, who is also a professor in the Institute of Technology and director of the Center for Data Science, describes the start-up's product and business goals. Kensci was launched in late 2015 with technology developed at UW Tacoma.
Alumna Vy Tran, '17 (Psychology), says she owes a great deal of who she is today to the Birch Creek Youth Center in Kent. The story is one in a series supporting the Times's Fund for the Needy project.
In an analysis of residential displacement in the Hilltop, and potential impacts of the extension of Tacoma Link light rail into the neighborhood, UWT alumnus and part-time lecturer William Towey, who also works for Tacoma Urban League, is quoted.
A story about the start of construction on the extension of Tacoma's light rail line features brief interviews with UW Tacoma students DeAnn Iman (business administration) and Marsha Watkins (psychology).
The Veteran & Military Resource Center and the Student Veteran Organization coordinated the installation of 1,047 U.S. flags in grassy areas along the Prairie Line Trail, recognizing all those who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.
IAS Associate Professor Riki Thompson pens an op-ed on what actually goes on in college classrooms: "teaching students to think for themselves in the face of conflicting information."
Social Work & Criminal Justice Associate Professor Eric Madfis and his colleague Adam Lankford call on the media to cease publishing the names of mass murderers, connecting mass shooter events with the search for fame.