NEWARK, N.J. — A lovesick graduate student from China who slipped under a rope barrier at Newark Liberty International Airport to say goodbye to his girlfriend, prompting a security breach and leading to worldwide flight delays, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge last Tuesday and apologized publicly for the first time.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government will present a bill to lawmakers on March 8 aimed at empowering the nation’s often-marginalized women by reserving one-third of legislative seats for them, a governing party spokesman said.
“The Cove” is a recent Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary. The film describes the annual killing of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an anti-dolphin hunting campaigner’s point of view.
TAIJI, Japan (AP) — The Japanese fishing village featured in “The Cove,” which won an Oscar for best documentary, defended its practice of hunting dolphins on March 8 as a part of a long tradition.
Happy spring! This month brought some new beginnings for some Asian celebrities. In Tiger Woods’ case, he attempted to turn over a new leaf. Padma Lakshmi introduced a new baby girl to the world, Zhang Ziyi opts out of a film, and the cast of “Glee” is invited to the White House. I will also update you on how Asian American U.S. Olympians finished!
It’s the sound of the carillon, a beloved campus feature dating back nearly a century, in one form or another. The chimes each hour are preprogrammed, but if you hear other tunes emanating from Denny — perhaps as you pass on a foggy morning with coffee in hand — that’s the work of Gabriel Manalac, a graduate student in music who was born in the Philippines.
This week, we are pleased to report that two of our past editorial topics have been resolved. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has renamed its Yellow Line to Gold Line. Also, Chinese immigrant Qing Hong Wu has been pardoned by New York’s Gov. David Paterson.
To the Editor:
A friend called to my attention the [editorial] in your [Jan. 23–29 issue] that indicated you thought that Phyllis Wise is a good example of an Asian women who would bring a woman’s perspective to Nike.
Presently, well over 15 million U.S.-born citizens and legal immigrants, including open border advocates, have lost their jobs. Although some immigrants are great assets to the U.S., it is simply selfish, shortsighted, and irresponsible to promote amnesty and ever increasing immigration to gain political clout.
To the Editor:
I just read the article “Using Art to End Violence” by April Nishimura in the NWAW [in the Feb. 27-March 5 issue] and was glad to see it. I must agree with Ignacio’s comments about two different identities being complicated.
However, these strangers ended up educating me instead. It was their first time in America. Boy, did I make some bad decisions.