Higher education, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and racist violence of 2020 and 2021, was the topic of discussion at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC). Co-chairs Erin Okuno and Michael Itti facilitated, while Dr. Mia Tuan, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), and Dr. Shouan Pan, Appointed Chancellor of Seattle Colleges,
Despite having a full year of virtual learning, the Chinatown-International District’s Summit Sierra charter school provided the necessary resources for their students to succeed and graduated their third senior class.
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Three Asian women are vying for your vote to two different seats on the School Board of Bellevue School District (BSD), in hopes of helping BSD fulfill its vision to affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world. Jane Aras, […]
The University of Washington (UW) honored this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients on June 13. Among the AAPI recipients were Weili Ge and Weichao Yuwen for the Distinguished Teaching Award; Anthony Ishisaka, Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award; Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Distinguished Service Award; Elizabeth Lee, President’s Medalists – Transfer Student; Lisa Chew, Thorud Leadership Award; and Peter […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly One day in April, Nan Ma, a senior associate professor at Bellevue College (BC), found that the course she usually teaches, Introduction to Asian American Studies, was not listed for next year. Other ethnic studies courses were listed, however. So she and a colleague tried to get in touch […]
The University of Washington (UW) is seeing fewer applications from international students, especially from China, for the 2021 freshman class.
By Alexander Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The Trump administration abruptly rescinded a new rule that would have required international students enrolled in schools that will be conducted fully online for the fall quarter to leave the United States or transfer to another school with in-person instruction. This directive had been set to take effect on […]
Franklin High School Curtis Chinn will be attending the University of Washington Bothell in the fall. He will be studying mechanical engineering. Newport High School Edison Wong delivered the commencement speech for his school’s graduation ceremony, his last as class president. He will be attending the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Joanna Lee […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Standing in front of a large easel pad, a teacher shows a drawing of a student with a birthday cake. “I pictured Lore at her cake with her family all around singing,” she says. But the classroom is empty. And stuffed animals on the floor are the only spectators. […]
Inside the electronic geofence that registers the arrival of a car pulling up to pick up food, past the posters showing chocolate-dipped donut sticks, around the electronic kiosks taking orders automatically, past the smiling face of the franchise owner, behind counters that are ubiquitous around the world— sits a surprise.