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  • Brotherhood Initiative Receives Endowment

    February 24, 2021

    Group of young men of color sitting in a circle.

      The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) — an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Washington designed to close the graduation and achievement gap for men of color on campus — has found a permanent source of funding thanks to an endowment established by longtime volunteer Olga Yang. Founded in 2016 by College of Education Professor Joe Lott, the Brotherhood Initiative fosters a sense…

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  • OMA&D announces Black Opportunity Fund endowment

    January 28, 2021

    The University of Washington and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity are pleased to announce the Black Opportunity Fund has established its first endowment through an anonymous donor’s generous gift of $300,000.  The Black Opportunity Fund was established last year to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has on the Black community and to fund a strategic agenda that meets immediate…

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  • UW to Participate in Fourth Annual National First-Generation College Celebration, Nov. 8

    October 28, 2020

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, In a year where we are living through many challenges, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse experiences that contribute to the vibrancy, excellence and resilience of our campus communities. On Sunday, November, 8, we will lift up the experiences of our first-generation students, faculty and staff when the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma…

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  • OMA&D announces gift from Sea Mar and MultiCare to support underrepresented students

    October 5, 2020

    The University of Washington today announced a $100,000 gift to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and UW Tacoma’s Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI). The gift will provide financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in the Educational Opportunity Program at the UW in Seattle and in programs under development within OEI on the Tacoma campus.

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  • The Legacy of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

    August 21, 2020

    It was hard to find a bigger Husky than Gabriel Gallardo. He sported three UW degrees and served underprivileged students for 27 years in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Along the way, he married a fellow alum and raised a family in student housing.

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  • UW Libraries Immigration Resources

    August 19, 2020

    The UW Libraries recognizes that many students and researchers on our campus have been affected by ongoing and recent immigration and travel bans. We are a university and library system that is proud to wholeheartedly welcome and support undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities. Undocumented students are eligible for state tuition, state benefits, and resources. Below are resources that may be of use to…

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  • Announcing the UW Black Opportunity Fund

    July 7, 2020

    We are writing to you because our country has a problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed with fierce clarity the systemic inequality that affects every aspect of life, from who is most likely to be an essential worker to who is most affected by unemployment to who is in the greatest danger of dying from the virus. This urgent wake-up…

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  • Antiracism work is all of our work

    May 29, 2020

    Dear members of the UW community, George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Three more Black lives snuffed out and lost to our world either at the hands of police or, in the case of Arbery, white racists being protected by local law enforcement. While we shouldn’t need it, these deaths serve as yet another reminder of the pervasiveness of racism…

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  • Happy Birthday Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

    May 28, 2020

    On behalf of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), it brings me great joy to wish Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen, Professor Emeritus for the Foster’s School of Business, a happy 90th birthday. Dr. Spratlen, is known as a trailblazer in academic business and a force at the University of Washington. Having made significant contributions on and off campus, he…

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  • Honoring the Life of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

    May 11, 2020

    Today the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) at the University of Washington lost distinguished leader Dr. Gabriel Gallardo, associate vice president for student success. Dr. Gallardo joined the UW in 1993 as an admissions specialist for the Office of Minority Affairs. That year marked the beginning of a lifelong career encompassing an unwavering commitment toward ensuring underrepresented students…

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