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Headshot of UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West

Without a Safety Net

May 6, 2021

UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West has spent her storied career asking hard questions and exploring difficult subjects.

UW Tacoma senior Aidan Helt sits on a bench. Helt's left arm is draped across her knee. Helt's right arm is propped up, her right hand resting on her chin. Helt has red hair, blue eyes. She is wearing a pink blouse and polka dotted skirt.

At the Helm

April 30, 2021

UW Tacoma senior Aidan Helt left behind a difficult childhood by joining the Merchant Marines, a journey that took her from her old home to a new one.

A graphic depicting people enjoying being outside. There is a pair of hikers, both wearing backpacks and they are standing in a planted area.

Go Far, Quickly

April 21, 2021

For Earth Day, students, faculty and staff from all three UW campuses reflect on what it means to be sustainable during a pandemic.

Kirsten Hargett, UW Tacoma senior, biomedical sciences and psychology

A Good Place to Grow

April 9, 2021

Kirsten Hargett chose to study biomedical sciences because she wanted to stretch herself.

UW Tacoma in the News

Best Value Public Colleges in America

Stacker looked at Niche's 2021 list of best value colleges in America and revised it to just focus on public institutions. UW Tacoma ranks #48 in the nation.

March 6, 2021

Op-Ed: Community colleges key to Washington COVID economic recovery Subscription

Tacoma Community College President Ivan Harrell calls on the Washington legislature to continue to support higher education "for people of all ages and backgrounds," and notes Pierce County has "a network of colleges and universities [including UW Tacoma] working to create a healthier, more equitable economy."

The News Tribune
March 6, 2021

Tacoma is top trending locale among Gen Z renters in Washington Subscription

Gen Z-ers, the fastest-growing renter segment in the U.S. last year, make up 28% of renters in Tacoma, vs. 17% in Seattle. The presence of the UW Tacoma campus is noted, as are the 900 apartments under construction, and 2,724 more which planned in the city.

Puget Sound Business Journal
March 4, 2021

Digital Dynamo

The UW Libraries are leaders in the digital transformation of libraries. The UW Tacoma Library recently collaborated with faculty members Tanya Velasquez and Sonia De La Cruz on the 2020 Black Lives Matter Storytelling project, to collect and digitize materials related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

University of Washington Magazine
March 1, 2021

Sharing the city with some really wild neighbors

NPR station WHYY's Xavier Lopez interviews Assistant Professor Chris Schell on the increasing visibility of urban carnivores such as raccoons and coyotes in North American cities.

WHYY The Pulse
February 26, 2021