Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


November 23, 2016

Alumni Gather to Cheer on Husky Football

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OMA&D alumni and friends came together to cheer on the nationally-ranked UW football team to a 66-27 victory over the California Golden Bears at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Nov. 5.

November 18, 2016

A Safe and Welcoming Place for All

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President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty shared a message regarding the university’s commitment to the safety and security of our community, as well as its resolve to create an inclusive and welcoming campus.

October 26, 2016

Message from the Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer – Fall 2016 eNews

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It is exciting to share my first official eNews greeting as VP for OMA&D and chief diversity officer for the three UW campuses. I can’t express enough how thrilled I am to be a part of the UW and greater Seattle communities.

October 7, 2016

The Wallaces: Two Paths to Diversity

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Vincent Wallace and Beatriz Pascual-Wallace, ’87, both grew up in diverse communities and pursued good public educations. Today, the pair have the same desire: that future generations will have similar opportunities.

October 6, 2016

Welcome Daze Kick Off Luncheon Introduces New Huskies to the UW

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The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) introduced first-year students and their families to the UW at its annual Welcome Daze kick off luncheon at the Husky Union Building, Sept. 23.

September 29, 2016

Campus Walker Fall 2016

Campus Walker Fall 2016

The latest edition of Emile Pitre’s “Campus Walker” photo gallery series features images from the Union Bay Natural Area in the UW Botanic Gardens.

September 21, 2016

President Cauce: “We are all accountable for justice and equity”

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UW President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message to the campus community on her blog about how we are building on the work for equity and justice alongside the entire UW community.

September 20, 2016

GEAR UP EDI Summer Programs Help Students Prepare for College

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Last summer, over 125 students and 50 educators from Washington State GEAR UP schools spent time on the University of Washington campus, exploring and learning how to plan, apply and prepare for college.

September 11, 2016

Student Blog Update: Greetings from Australia

After our first day of data collection, we went out in the water to check out the docks and try to find sea stars. We also found some neat organisms on the way there. Here is Maria with the viewer.

I must admit that I have not been keeping up with blogging lately because although life in Seattle is fast, life in Australia has been incredibly jam packed in the best way possible!

August 31, 2016

State Supreme Court Justice Charles Z. Smith Remembered by OMA&D

Charles Z. Smith

Charles Z. Smith, ’55, the first person of color to serve as a justice on the Washington State Supreme Court and a former professor and associate dean at the UW School of Law, passed away on Aug. 28, at the age of 89.

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