The City of Federal Way will ask the state legislature for $800,000 to fund start-up costs of a new "higher education facility" in Federal Way, in collaboration with UW Tacoma, Highline College and the Federal Way school district.
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The Readiness Acceleration and Innovation Network (aka RAIN) opened in September. This profile features founder and CEO David Hirschberg, who is affiliated with UW Tacoma and its Center for Urban Waters. Also mentioned are alumnus Dane Jessen and UW Tacoma student Zoey Shisler.
An editorial calling for the state legislature to adopt proposals "aimed at increasing both voter registration and participation" cites a study of ballot boxes and participation led by UW Tacoma's Katie Baird.
Arts, Media & Culture alumna Molly Alvarado, '14, is the founder of the Proctor District's Tacoma Flea Market. She mentors the vendors, and this year launched three holiday-themed festivals to benefit the Tacoma Rescue Mission.
Haley Professor of Humanities Mike Honey has contributed an essay to Marked, Unmarked, Remembered, a new book of photographs documenting places "too ethically ambiguous or nationally embarrassing to remember," places "of shame and violence."
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.
UW Tacoma enrollment in autumn 2017 set a record at 5,185 students. 85 percent of students new to campus this year come from one of the 10 Puget Sound counties.