By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Pakistani groups came together […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Gin Foo Yee, owner of Gin’s Construction, changed his destiny, defying odds because he knew he was the master of his own fate and creator of his own luck. When Yee first came to America at the age of 22 in 1987, his immediate concern was one of survival. […]
Dr. Mia Tuan has accepted University of Washington’s offer to become the new Dean of the College of Education. Mia, of Chinese descent, worked at the University of Oregon (UO), where she held numerous leadership positions. She was interim dean of their college of education, associate dean of the Graduate School, director of UO’s Center on […]
Community leaders celebrated a new law that will require the city to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year. The legislation was signed into law in December by New York Governor Cuomo. Schools in neighborhoods throughout New York City with high populations of Asian American students, such as Chinatown in Manhattan and Flushing in Queens, […]
Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts, International Education Executive Director Diana Sampson and Associate Director of Outreach Bo Fu visited China, Cambodia, and Indonesia in December.
By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general stepped into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police on Monday, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue. Kamala Harris, the first minority to hold the state’s highest law enforcement office, […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest. She […]
By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Hardworking. Persistent. Collaborative. These are just some of the adjectives that describe Mary Knell.
“Welcome back to school. Be curious. Question everything. Serve your community.” — Kenyon S. Chan Chancellor, UW-Tacoma “It’s how we react to the adversity that matters. I encourage all students to make a goal and plan to reach that goal. When adversity strikes, step back and figure out how to remove the roadblock. When you […]