UW Tacoma in the News

When Parents Commit a Crime, It's Their Kids Who Do The Time

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.

January 26, 2018

Don't Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings; Blame Men

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.

January 17, 2018

Opinion: Lobbying Doesn't Help Companies or Their Shareholders

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.

Bloomberg View
January 11, 2018

UW a leader in supporting Washington's STEM students

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.

UW News
December 21, 2017