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UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Fall 2013

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Sheila Edwards Lange

Fall quarter is an exciting time for all of us in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. We recently welcomed new and returning students back to campus, and now are preparing to host the Intellectual House groundbreaking and our annual Homecoming event, The Weekend. We hope to see many of you in the coming weeks.

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On Campus

Diversity Requirement Approved
A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all UW undergraduates came to fruition May 24. It will likely be implemented in the fall of 2014. More...
Intellectual House Groundbreaking Set for Oct. 25
UW and area tribal communities will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for the longhouse-style facility to be built on campus. More...
Come Home for The Weekend!
Celebrate UW Homecoming with OMA&D on Oct. 26! Join us for pre-game tailgate festivities in The Zone. Then we’ll head over to brand new Husky Stadium and cheer on the Dawgs together. Get your tickets today! More...
New & Recently Tenured Faculty
Meet the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the UW. More...
In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the recent passing of long-time friends Bruce Hilliard, ’85, ’02, and Kip Tokuda, ’69, ‘73 (pictured).

Celebrating Diversity

U.S. Senator Patty Murray Honored at UW
Sen. Murray was recognized for her support of federal education programs such as GEAR UP during a ceremony on campus, Aug. 6. More...
OMA&D Celebrates Donor Support at VP Club Barbecue
A barbecue buffet, pink sunset and friendly reunions provided the backdrop for this annual event hosted by Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange. More...
MCAC Hosts UW in the Community Reception
Community members of color and invited guests had the opportunity to hear from UW President Michael K. Young during a reception at the Daybreak Star Center, May 23. More...
Recent Accolades Reflect GEAR UP Impact
Several educators from UW GEAR UP partner schools, including National High School Principal of the Year Trevor Greene and National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau, have been honored for their work to prepare low-income students for college. More...
EOP Celebration Raises Nearly $300,000 for Student Scholarships
Thanks to the support of sponsors, donors and friends, nearly $300,000 was raised to benefit student scholarships at the annual Educational Opportunity Program Celebration event in May. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Constance Rice, Rogelio Riojas Appointed to UW Board of Regents
Rice, ’74, and Riojas (pictured), ’73, ’75, ’77, join current chair Joanne Harrell, '76, on the board, marking the first time three underrepresented minority leaders have served together as UW Regents. More...
Polly Olsen to Receive Diversity Award for Community Building
Olsen, ’94, director of community relations and development for the UW School of Social Work’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, will be honored at the annual Multicultural Alumni Partnership Bridging the Gap Breakfast, Oct. 26. More...
Sheila Edwards Lange Honored by WEPAN, College of Education
Lange, ’00, ’06, received the Women in Engineering ProActive Network Founders Award and was named the UW College of Education’s Distinguished Graduate Awardee.
Alumna, Volunteer, Community Activist, Philanthropist
For more than 50 years, Vivian Lee, ’58, has worked to make the UW inclusive and accessible for all students through volunteer work. Now she is leaving her mark in another way. More...


Student Spotlight

CAMP Receives Top National Billing
The federally-funded UW program that supports students from migrant and seasonal farm working families achieved perfect scores on a pair of federal performance measures. More...
Ambassadors Help Students Get College-Ready
These Huskies work with OMA&D’s Recruitment & Outreach team to help middle and high school students from underrepresented minority backgrounds prepare for college. More...
Student Blog Features Study Abroad Experiences
From Australia to Barbados, students once again documented their study abroad experiences in the OMA&D Blog this summer. Read about their adventures! More...

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  • Six-year graduation rates for African American, Asian, Latino and Native American students at UW Seattle rank in the Top-10 nationally when compared to their counterpart groups at other flagship state Universities.
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