A wide-ranging look at the economic history of Tacoma includes many quotes from local historian and part-time lecturer Michael Sullivan. Topics include railroads, the arts, the port, timber, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (citing an economic impact analysis done by UW Tacoma), confectionery and beer.
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Interim UW Tacoma Library Director Justin Wadland is quoted on his role reintroducing Cysewski's 1970s Tacoma photography to the region.
Social Work & Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Ken Cruz admonishes three of the four white male Tacoma City Council members for not taking part in a mid-July Tacoma City Council Community Forum, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Prof. Katie Baird is quoted on the status of unemployment compensation as a legal benefit for workers who are let go from their positions.
Carolyn West, professor of psychology, is co-author on an opinion piece harshly critical of the hypocrisy of the porn industry as it has rushed to put out public statements that condemn racism.
The School of Education is partnering with the Muckleshoot Tribe and the Northwest Indian College to expand UW Tacoma's doctoral program in educational leadership. A cohort of 15 students will study at the College's Muckelshoot campus.
Professors Katie Baird and Turan Kayaoglu describe the history of scapegoating vulnerable groups for pandemics, citing the Black Death (bubonic plague), the 1918 influenza epidemic, AIDS and current reactions to COVID-19.