UW announced a transition to remote instruction for the remainder of winter quarter on March 6, 2020. UW Tacoma students and instructors are interviewed for their reactions to the change.
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Ben Mauk, associate director of campus planning and retail operations, talks with metro news columnist Matt Driscoll about the viability of a grocery store in downtown Tacoma.
Fifteen UW Tacoma students worked as paid interns during the 2020 Washington Legislative Session at the Olympia state capitol, more than any other school in the state.
Researchers Andy James and Zhenyu Tian of the Center for Urban Waters have identified 64 chemicals never before detected in the waters of Puget Sound, some at levels that could be hazardous to marine life.
Tacoma is experiencing a renaissance, led in part by the growth of UW Tacoma, but experts including Prof. Ali Modarres caution that thoughtful planning is crucial to ensuring equity and resilience.
A Tacoma non-profit, Shared Housing Services, has partnered with UW Tacoma on a program called Husky2Husky, matching students with faculty or alumni homeowners who have spare rooms.
Housing insecurity among college students is increasing nationally. UW Tacoma's partnership with Tacoma Housing Authority and a local private micro-apartment developer to provide subsidized housing to eligible students is mentioned.
The author, Mark Horozowski, a lecturer in the Milgard School of Business, describes what motivates purpose-driven employees and how companies can keep them engaged.
Maureen Kennedy, assistant professor, is co-developer of a new database that describes vegetation across the U.S. that could be fuel for wildfires.
Katie Baird, professor of economics, and her co-author decry Washington's "racially imbalanced tax system" and its heavy reliance on sales and estate taxes.