The Hon. Lloyd Hara and Rep. Jim McDermott were honored at the University of Washington (UW) Multicultural Alumni Partnership’s (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Oct. 22. McDermott received the 2016 MAP Samuel E. Kelly Award for his work in supporting vulnerable populations. Hara was given the 2016 MAP Distinguished Alumni Award. Also honored were […]
Kevin Yin began receiving inquiries from several University of Washington (UW) students in May about whether an ad offering a 5 percent discount off their tuition was legitimate.
By Jane McKinley-Chinn Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Ken Fugami, 73, is an Army Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange, a toxic chemical used to defoliate forest areas that might conceal the enemy. After his military service, he developed narcolepsy, which he suspects was the result of Agent Orange. The condition gradually […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
On Feb. 8, the Northwest Asian American Theatre (NWAAT) was honored by the University of Washington School of Drama during part of their 75th anniversary celebration, Seattle Theatres Lost and Found, honoring theater companies no longer up and running. The evening included excerpt readings from “The Wash” by Philip Kan Gotanda, “Miss Minidoka 1943” by […]
On Feb. 12, University of Washington (UW) student volunteers presented 40 booths at the CulturalFest International Expo featuring more than 35 different countries, regions, and cultures. The event was held in the Husky Union Building ballroom at the UW. Produced by the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS), the event draws nearly 2,000 visitors. […]
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.
On Jan. 27, The Alliance for Education Board of Directors added five community to its board, including Mia Tuan. Tuan is dean of the University of Washington (UW) College of Education. Prior to her arrival at the UW, Tuan was a professor of sociology and education studies at the University of Oregon (UO), where she […]
By Sara Jean Green Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — In the weeks before Christmas, Jarred Ha agonized over his decision, filling three pages with charts outlining the pros and cons of accepting a plea deal or taking his chances at trial. If he took the deal, Ha would still have a felony conviction on his […]
By Kenneth So University of Washington Columns Magazine Kenneth Koe, co-inventor of the antidepressant Zoloft, died on Oct. 7 in Shrewsbury, Mass. He was 90. The son of Chinese immigrants, Koe was born in Astoria, Ore. and grew up in Portland, where his family ran a laundry and lived in the back of the store. […]