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  • Perfect Pitch

    August 15, 2022

    Student Nova Sportsman pitches her ideas from podium to ELC team in NYC.

    Collaboration between higher education, college access programs, nonprofits and private industry led to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a teen to pitch her ideas to national leaders. One late spring morning in 2022 , 15-year-old Nova Sportsman and 16-year-old Shaelin Triebe, both sophomores at the time at North Central high school in Spokane, Washington went to…

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  • The Work of MOR - Equitable Access to Higher Education

    July 15, 2022

    Newly admitted students in Yakima pose

    As part of the University of Washington’s (UW) promise to expand college access to more Washingtonians, especially those from systemically minoritized groups, UW created the Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment (MOR) team which is housed in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D). Since the 1980s, MOR has been committed to identifying, attracting, and recruiting…

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  • Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) Appointed Director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

    July 1, 2022

    Photo of Chenoa Henry standing in front of water

    The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) as the new director for OMA&D's wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Henry's appointment will begin on August 1, 2022. Chenoa is a Tulalip tribal member and has served as manager of the Grants and Self-Governance Department for Tulalip…

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