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Spring break update
MLIS Program Chair Jin Ha Lee.

Spring break update

Updates from the past couple weeks:

iSchoolers in the News

The new U.S. News & World Report rankings came out, and our MLIS program has risen to No. 2 on the list of top library and information science programs. Meanwhile, the MLIS Law program kept its longtime hold on the top spot in its category. UW Today noted the news prominently in its roundup of graduate school rankings.

Diversity and inclusion are key priorities at the iSchool. A new story on our site looks at the school’s initiatives around diversity, including the iDEA project, led by Cynthia del Rosario.

For their Capstone project last year, a group of Informatics students helped to design a new permit system for hikers at Mount Rainier National Park. Washington Trails magazine writes that the new system has come online, solving a big information problem at the park.

Government Technology featured the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, an alliance of the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia. Associate Professor Bill Howe is leading the UW’s side of the effort to use data to make a positive impact on cities.

As you’ve probably heard, President Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services. MLIS student Nicky Andrews wrote some thoughts about how to save it for the UW Libraries blog.

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