By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly “UW, where have you been all my life?” asked Mia Tuan. Tuan is the first Asian American female and third Asian American to be the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW). The opportunity at UW was a “dream come true” for Tuan. Born […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Kuma Os O’s Mariner’s pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his first career no-hitter when he blanked the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field last Wednesday, Aug. 5th. Iwakuma became just the second Japanese major league baseball player to throw a no-hitter. The no-hitter also was the very first complete game of […]
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 […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Hiroshi Kashiwagi, 91, has been writing and performing since he was 15 years old. With 76 years of experience under his belt, he’s still going strong. Recently, Kashiwagi held a reading before the screening of “Infinity & Chashu Ramen,” a movie he stars in, at the Wing Luke Museum.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his
Ina Dash University of Washington “I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been […]
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Homecoming for a Civil Rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi Imagine that it is April in 1942, and the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor only four months ago. You
Interim Community Development Association celebrated its 45th anniversary with a Sapphire Gala on April 12 at the Seattle Mariott. The event raised $130,000.
The University of Washington announced that Kenyon S. Chan, who retired from his chancellor position at UW Bothell last year, will become interim chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma on March 16. He replaces Debra Friedman, who died Jan. 26 from lung cancer. The process of picking a new permanent chancellor has not yet […]
By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly On Thursday, Jan. 30, the ASUW Asian Student Commission hosted a talk by Phil Yu, founder of the famous blog Angry Asian Man. Yu is not a very angry person after all. Rather, he likes to describe himself as a pretty chill man. However, as he pointed out that […]