Neel Kashkari was designated Oct. 6 to head the Office of Financial Stability, which will oversee the $700 billion bailout package.
Archives for October 2008
UW Bothell campus Chancellor Dr. Kenyon Chan was the keynote speaker of Puget Sound Connections with director of the Urban Center Enterprise of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Skip Rowland and President of Antioch University Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet on Sept. 24 at the Seattle Art Museum.
Twenty volunteers from the Chinese Students Association from the University of Washington (CSA) gladly gave out bags of rice to seniors in need on Oct. 4.
The Washington state chapter of the Korean American Coalition (KAC) presented CEO of Paldo World Brian Park and KoreAm Journal Editor-in-Chief James Y. Ryu the Rocky Kim Pioneer Awards at the 2008 KAC National Convention Gala Dinner, Sept. 26.
Seattle’s own Vietnamese-language newspaper Nguoi Viet Tay Bac celebrated their 24th anniversary Oct. 3 at Tea Palace Restaurant. This year they decided to award two people the first ever Nguoi Viet Tay Bac “Wholehearted Dedication” award.
On Oct. 9 the Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) selected Dr. Louisa Silva, of Salem, Ore., as this year’s Mark O. Hatfield Research Fellowship recipient. Funded by NWHF, the fellowship focuses on autism research and awards up to $150,000 annually.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, Oct. 12 gave the Roman Catholic church four new saints, including an Indian woman whose canonization is seen as a morale boost to Christians in India who have suffered Hindu violence.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian state has defended its decision to give an honorary title to an Indian movie star, news reports said Oct. 12.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government protested a popular BBC comedy sketch in which a Filipino maid was told to have sex with a neighbor, officials said Oct. 7.
After nearly three decades of living, working and going to school in this country, I finally took the oath of citizenship earlier this year. To my great astonishment, my parents were not far behind. What took us so long? Why had we waited until this past year to apply for citizenship?