CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — It’s harder than ever to get into Harvard University. The Ivy League school announced April 1 that it had accepted 2,037 students for next fall’s freshman class out of a pool of 39,041 applicants — a 5.2 percent acceptance rate. Last year, Harvard admitted 5.3 percent of applicants. The class includes […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly When Chinese President Xi Jinping picked Seattle as his first stop to land in America recently, several U.S. cities reacted with disbelief and jealousy, and numerous governors felt slighted. Why Seattle again? Didn’t Xi’s three predecessors visit Seattle before? Shouldn’t Xi experience other U.S. cities? Suddenly, Seattle—one of the […]
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 […]
Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]
The new Cambodian Minister of Commerce, Chanthol Sun, visited Seattle on June 17, where he spoke at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd. Sun has been traveling the United States on a mission to promote increased trade between the two countries, and to attract more foreign investment […]
By Assunta Ng It’s always wonderful to see Obama’s Asian appointees in Seattle. Last Sunday, Rhea Suh accompanied Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the signing ceremony for the Wing Luke Museum’s becoming an Associated Affiliate of the National Parks System.
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Starting this month and running through Dec. 2, the Seattle Asian Art Museum
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member, whose wife has been named a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.
Dr. Jim Yong Kim defied the odds and became the first Asian American to head the World Bank. Despite his achievements as a physician, global health expert, and president of Dartmouth College, Kim faced a challenging run against two other candidates, one from Nigeria and one from Colombia. He also faced opposition from member countries […]
By Assunta Ng Since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma, I lost interest in basketball. Then, Lin-fever hit me. Last Sunday morning, I finally had a chance to watch him for the first time. Lin and the Knicks played against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden in New York. What an exciting game! The Knicks […]