Turning over a long history of coming in second behind Spanish in terms of number of students enrolled, Japanese recently took the top spot in foreign language studies at the University of Washington (UW).
The University of Washington (UW)’s vice provost of innovation and the first Indian American to hold that position has died.
A Seattle police officer is recovering after being stabbed by a blind man, who was reportedly harassing numerous tenants at a Chinatown-International District apartment building on March 19.
By Maya Leshikar Northwest Asian Weekly Census Day is not until April of next year, yet outreach and education has already begun around Seattle. On March 13, the Seattle Area Census Office held a hiring event where job-seekers could learn about census positions and talk to recruiters. Getting an accurate headcount is crucial for federal […]
When the Northwest Asian Weekly honored Dr. Vikram Jandhyala in 2014 for breaking the glass ceiling, University of Washington (UW) President Ana Mari Cauce said, “[He’s] someone that you will be hearing a lot about in the next five, 10, 15 years.”
Nothing quite like the mosque attack on March 15 has happened in New Zealand before. Forty-nine people were shot dead in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, their deaths livestreamed on Facebook. The perpetrator — a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. In the wake of the carnage, much of the coverage in the […]
In recognition of International Women’s Day, Dorothy Bullitt moderated a panel on domestic violence against immigrant spouses. It was part of the Seattle Rotary Club’s monthly luncheon on March 7. The panelists included Consul General of Japan, Yoichiro Yamada, and three women who are actively working to address and raise awareness of this lesser-known aspect […]
The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) announced on March 7 that former Commissioner Reynaldo Pascua will receive its Vanguard Award.Currently the president of the Filipino Community of Yakima Valley, Pascua has been engaged with CAPAA when it was first established in 1974 and has since remained a tireless champion for the broader Asian […]
Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area say it is pleased with the turnout for the annual Lunar New Year celebration. Originally scheduled for Feb. 9, it was postponed to March 2 because of all the snow last month. The collaboration with neighborhood businesses and organizations helped draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region for a […]
The Washington Sichuan Friendship Association celebrated its 37th anniversary with a March 2 dinner. Several dignitaries attended the event at China Harbor Restaurant including Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, State Senator Bob Hasegawa, and Seattle deputy mayor Mike Fong. Habib’s mother, Judge Susan Amini, received the Courage with Noble Love Award.