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Tacoma Rising

W flag viewed through UW Tacoma campus signage
January 17, 2020
In South Sound Business' January cover story, Dr. Ali Modarres warns that Tacoma has a bright future, but that we must plan for the future with care.
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The Best Stories of 2019

Best of UW Tacoma 2019
December 23, 2019
The best stories coming out of UW Tacoma are all about our students! Here's a baker's dozen of stories about students making their impact in the world...
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Welcome to UW Tacoma

Aerial image of UW Tacoma campus and surrounding city.
September 24, 2019
It's the start of the 2019 academic year. Students and faculty are back on campus. Pac Ave is busy again! See what it's like to kick off the new year....
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The Husky Family

2018 UW Tacoma Commencement
June 14, 2019
The UW Tacoma Class of 2019: a passionate, tenacious and diverse group of graduates that are already out in the world making an impact. We present a s...
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The Best Stories of 2018

An electric, glowing Husky waits expectantly in UW Tacoma's TPS building.
December 21, 2018
From world-changing wheelchairs to a compassionate coyote whisperer and lots in between, the best stories of 2018 shine a light on UW Tacoma's urban-s...
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1,850 Change Makers

2018 UW Tacoma Commencement
June 7, 2018
Read about some of more than 1,850 UW Tacoma change-makers launching into the world in June 2018 with their newly-minted University of Washington degr...
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Angela Jones

Angela Jones, '01, UW Tacoma fiscal specialist and first-generation graduate.
March 24, 2017
Getting involved on campus, both at Tacoma Community Colelge and at UW Tacoma, was what helped Angela Davis, '01, '17, feel as though she belonged in ...
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Bob Hardie

Bob Hardie, '10, '14, UW Tacoma fiscal support services and first-generation graduate
March 24, 2017
For Bob Hardie, embracing his identity unlocked the doors to his future, first in retail, and now as a college graduate.
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Rich, Rigorous, Relevant

Julie Aguirre
October 24, 2016
Dr. Julia Aguirre is part of a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to make mathematical modeling relevant to elementary school students.
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Tacoma Schools Achieve Distinction, Cite UW Tacoma

November 9, 2015
Tacoma Public Schools has been recognized as a “District of Distinction” by District Administration magazine, a national publication for K12 district-level school administrators. In its testimonial, District Administration cites the work of the Center for Strong Schools Tacoma Whole Child Initiative in raising graduation rates at the school district from 55 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2014.

Graduate Student Note: Shema Hannebutte

UW Tacoma Ed.D. student Shema Hannebutte
December 5, 2014
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently interviewed Shema Hannebutte, a dean at Tacoma Community College and a student in UW Tacoma's educational leadership (Ed.D.) degree program. TCC took part in a White House summit on access to higher education. In the Chronicle article, Hannebutte describes TCC's program to help homeless college students.

Faculty Note: John Goodlad

John Goodlad, UW professor emeritus of education
December 4, 2014
UW Tacoma mourns the death of John Goodlad, founder of the Institute for Educational Inquiry and emeritus professor of education at UW in Seattle, who died last week at the age of 94. Goodlad was co-director of UW's tri-campus Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal. Read a tribute...