UWT Hosts First Debate

Thursday evening, March 14th, students in Ben Meiches’s TPOLS 275 Urban Debate class hosted members of PLU’s debate club.  The result?  A rousing debate over a proposal to increase the salaries of public school teachers by 50 percent.

This event marked the first time UWT students have participated in intercollegiate debating.  But not the last!  This class, taught for the first time this winter, demonstrates students’ interest in learning to be better public speakers.  Prof. Meiches is now working on establishing a UWT Debate Team.  Next spring, interested students will be meeting during the Wednesday lunch hour to help launch further debating opportunities.  For more information, contact Ben Meiches at bmeiches@uw.edu.

 

Considering Graduating With Honors

HonorsAre you a PP&E or Law and Policy student, and expect to graduate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher?  If so, consider the option of graduating with honors.  To qualify, you must:

  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative UW Tacoma GPA at the time of application and at the time of graduation.
  • Submit an application to the SIAS office.
  • Meet all program and major graduation requirements.
    • Take TWRT 211 Argument and Research in Writing and                                     earn at least a 3.0 in the class.
    • Take an additional (second) capstone class (TPOLS 480, TPOLS 497, TLAW 496 or TPOLS 496), and earn at least a 3.5 in the class.

For more information, talk with your adviser and go here.