Social Work & Criminal Justice Professor Marian Harris makes the case for reform of the criminal justice system, especially the reigniting "war on drugs," due to the tragic impacts on children of incarcerated parents.
UW Tacoma in the News
Responses to recent mass shootings in the U.S. have focused on the role of mental illness, but essayist Laura Kiesel says the problem is "toxic masculinity." She interviews UW Tacoma Associate Professor Eric Madfis.
Columnist Jerry Large interviews Haley Endowed Professor of Humanities Michael Honey on his new book, “To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.”
Columnist Rashod Ollison reflects on the re-evaluations of Martin Luther KIng's legacy, including an interview with UW Tacoma Professor Michael Honey, who emphasizes King's efforts for economic justice.
Economist Tyler Cowen cites research by Milgard School of Business faculty Arindam Tripathy and Cao Zhiyan that suggests corporate lobbying of elected officials doesn't help, and may work against, corporate goals.
In an opinion column, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Assistant Professor Sonny Chieh Cheng calls for a comprehensive effort to improve the prevention of mental illness, rather than only focusing on treatment.
Clare McGrane interviews Institute of Technology Professor Ankur Teredesai, co-founder of health data analytics firm KenSci.
UW Tacoma features prominently in an analysis of what's on the horizon for the Pierce County economy in 2018.
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.
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.