This week, students are banding together, calling themselves Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA) at Cornell University, and demanding that Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and American Indian studies are offered as majors by the end of 2016. The campaign, thus far, involves a student assembly meeting scheduled March 10, a petition of support, and […]
On Jan. 13, the Overlake Medical Center Foundation announced the addition of new members to its board of directors. Among them is Julie Sun, director of International alumni affairs development for Cornell University. Previously, Sun was director of major and planned gifts at Overlake Hospital. Other new boardmembers include: Jason Thompson, Rachele Bouchand, Pauline Bach, […]
Arry Yu, CEO and founder of Gift Starter was guest speaker for KAC-WA’s first happy hour of the year April 16th at the Stout Pub in Seattle. Yu is an entrepreneur and functional designer who has been immersed in business leadership roles growing new offices in services, entrepreneurial ventures and in the world of startups. Prior […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.<!–more–> The honorees: Chief Kathleen O’Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle […]
Puneet Talwar has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a key diplomatic position, becoming the second Indian American to join the state department. Talwar, who was a key aide of President Barack Obama on the Middle East, will now serve as the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
The International Community Health Services (ICHS) has announced the appointment of its ICHS board secretary Hiroshi Nakano to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange board. Nakano, a native of Fife, has been with ICHS for 16 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions on the board. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from the […]
President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Portia Y. Wu as assistant secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.
According to the Association for Women in Science, women make up less than 25 percent of engineering and computer science majors in four-year colleges and universities.
Wallace D. Loh, a former dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Law, was selected as the new president of the University of Maryland (U-Md).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting pot or racial divide? The growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians.