Looking Back at 2021
Fourteen stories from the past year that showcase the best of UW Tacoma.
As has become our tradition, at the end of 2021 we present a round-up of stories we think speak best to the mission of UW Tacoma.
Many of our stories this year began with what are by now familiar themes: unprecedented times; the COVID battleground; and the constant ingenuity of our students, faculty and staff in overcoming seemingly insurmountable barriers and achieving their goals.
Jan. 27, 2021
In their new book, Mary Hanneman and Lisa Hoffman share the history of Tacoma's Nihonmachi and the Japanese Language School once located on what is now the UW Tacoma campus.
Founding Stories: The Black Student Union
Feb. 28, 2021
Linda Ishem, Lisa Faircloth, Jaime McGee and Chana Lawson talk about the Black Student Union, the first student organization at UW Tacoma.
Engineering Something Amazing
Feb. 26, 2021
Heather Dillon is a big believer in human-centered design, and student-centered engineering education.
Two UW Tacoma Juniors Selected as Truman Scholars
April 14, 2021
Chanise Jackson and André Jimenez plan to go to graduate school and dedicate their careers to public service.
Without a Safety Net
May 6, 2021
UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West has spent her storied career asking hard questions and exploring difficult subjects.
The Next Stage
May 13, 2021
Senior Teresa Dennerlein grew up in isolation, then got a chance to see the world before finding what she needed at UW Tacoma.
The Class of 2021
June 10, 2021
Members of the Class of 2021 can hold their heads high as survivors and achievers. We present a sampling of their stories.
Always Thinking Ahead
Aug. 12, 2021
Expanding support for college-bound Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is a top priority for Patrick Pow.
Reset and Redefine
Aug. 19, 2021
ASUWT President André Jimenez sees the pandemic as an opportunity to rethink the student experience at UW Tacoma.
The Knowledge Generators
Sept. 2, 2021
A new research Ph.D. at UW Tacoma is a major milestone for campus, the community and the donors that are helping make it possible.
Filled With Joy
Sept. 29, 2021
As Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange begins her new role, she reflects on her personal journey and her vision for UW Tacoma's future.
The Sky's the Limit
Oct. 21, 2021
Alumna Lan Allison's experience working with the Global Innovation and Design Lab opened multiple doors, including with United Way of Pierce County.
Creating a Community of Fixers
Oct. 28, 2021
Dr. Emese Hadnagy and her new faculty colleagues are designing UW Tacoma's new civil engineering program to be inclusive and engaged.
Aboard the Adventuress
Nov. 19, 2021
Take a deep dive into a research/instructional cruise on Commencement Bay. See science being done on an historic two-masted schooner.