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Fire burning in South Tacoma. Student Ashley Young was first on the scene to help residents escape the blaze.

Veteran, Football Player, Lifesaver

July 21, 2021

UW Tacoma student Ashley Young, Air Force veteran and women’s pro tackle football player, responded quickly when she saw a fire break out in a Tacoma neighborhood.

Commencement 2021 - image of a tulip

The Class of 2021

June 11, 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 can hold their heads high as survivors and achievers. Through pandemic and polemic, they have completed the next stage of their journeys through life. We present a sampling of their stories.

Ivan Lievanos, UW Tacoma Vetcorps Navigator

From Dream to Reality

May 21, 2021

Ivan Lievanos is using his experience in the National Guard to help veteran-connected students succeed in college.

Tacoma's Nihongo Gakko - Japanese Language School

Preserving Nihonmachi

January 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.

Book cover: Becoming Nisei

Book Talk: Becoming Nisei

January 25, 2021

At a free, virtual event, Lisa Hoffman and Mary Hanneman will discuss their new book "Becoming Nisei," a history of the Tacoma Japanese-American community.

2020 in Review - collage of images

2020: A Year to Remember

December 23, 2020

From beekeeping to salmon saving, 2020 showed the determination and perseverance of the UW Tacoma community.

Omari Amili, '14, '16

After Prison

December 18, 2020

Omari Amili spent time in prison before earning three degrees from UW Tacoma. He interviews 10 other people who graduated after they got out.

Chris Suh, '17, Sustainable Urban Development

Building a Community Around Food

November 25, 2020

At Northwest Harvest, Urban Studies alumnus Chris Suh connects with people by remembering his own journey out of poverty.

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