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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.

Photo of moot court in U.S. Federal Courthouse, Tacoma

Prep for Law School with Legal Pathways

April 1, 2021

Two new UW Tacoma programs provide rigorous preparation for the LSAT test and the law school application process, for sophomores, juniors, seniors and alumni.

UW Tacoma Professor Jennifer Quinn

Math in the Time of Corona

March 25, 2021

For the past year, math professor Jennifer Quinn has been writing a blog about teaching mathematics and living during the pandemic.

Joy Chang, UW Tacoma alumna

Taking Care

March 19, 2021

UW Tacoma alumna Joy Chang served as a medic in the army, an emergency room nurse at Tacoma General and now works as a nurse practitioner in a private practice.

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.

Stacker
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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
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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
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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
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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
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February 26, 2021