Mia Williams was honored as this year’s Washington middle school Principal of the Year for her work at Aki Kurose. Close to 100 people attended the Dean’s Circle Luncheon on May 3, held by the University of Washington College of Education (UWCOE). It involved presentations and a group conversation on the theme of great teaching.
University of Washington Bothell lecturer Keya Sen has received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to conduct public health research in India, China, and Bangladesh. Sen is a scientific adviser in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. She’s also a public health microbiologist who previously worked for the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Food […]
Several firefighters and first medical responders were honored at the Seattle Fire Department’s Award Luncheon on May 18. And Dori Towler was the only Asian American to receive the Civilian award. Towler is a native Seattleite, a University of Washington graduate, and married with two young boys. She joined the Seattle Fire Department 14 years […]
The Ethnic Heritage Council held its Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 7, and honored Martha Golubiec and the Morovich family. Golubiec got the Aspasia Phoutrides Pulakis Memorial Award for her contribution to preserve, document, or present her community’s culture as part of the ethnic experience in the Pacific Northwest. The Morovich family received […]
The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) announced its 2016 Celebration Scholarship Recipients. Outstanding Educational Opportunity Program students, including Brian Amoeni, Kathleen Kouthong, Gordon Kaeo’Okalani Maeha, and Veronica Sun, each received a scholarship. OMA&D held its 46th annual celebration on May 5, supported by over 500 business and community patrons.
Bellevue resident and fourth generation Japanese American, Kelsey Schmidt will represent Washington at the Miss USA® pageant in Las Vegas, on June 5. A send-off party was held on May 5 for Schmidt, 26. She received her B.A. in biology from Scripps College and is currently a predoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research […]
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a lawsuit by highly skilled immigrants from India and China who said they should have been allowed to apply to become legal permanent residents. The lawsuit was filed last fall on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants, many of whom work for top […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Treasurer John Chiang says he will begin raising money to run for governor in 2018. Chiang, a Democrat, announced last week that he’s formed a campaign committee for a race that’s more than two years away. Chiang is the son of immigrants from Taiwan and would become California’s first Asian […]
CHICAGO (AP) — The chef-owner of several Chicago-area Chinese restaurants has pleaded guilty to federal charges alleging he underpaid state taxes by not reporting all cash receipts. Tony Hu pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud and money laundering on May 16. Sentencing guidelines call for Hu to serve as much as four […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say on May 23 that it was open to further talks. Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based […]