By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition May 24.
A diplomatic star is born in China’s first lady
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, charming audiences and cutting a very different profile from her all-but invisible predecessors on her debut official visit abroad to Russia. A celebrated performer on state television, Peng featured prominently in Chinese […]
EDITORIAL: Duke party is a sign of larger issues
Racist-themed fraternity parties have become old news now — they have cropped so often that they don’t really surprise anyone anymore. As offensive as they are, they’ve almost become expected, and that’s a shame.
COMMENTARY: Stereotyped impressions of North Koreans hurting Korean reunification
Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia By Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia For Northwest Asian Weekly Compared to about a decade ago, when there was widespread opposition to reunification, a growing number of Koreans now seem to be settling for it. With increasing public discourse on the issue, including the current jostling over a mandatory reunification tax, the […]
Before Locke confirmation, who’s manning the fort?
By Tessa Sari Northwest Asian Weekly Robert S. Wang is a career Foreign Service officer with more than two decades of experience in the U.S. Department of State. He is the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of the United States in Beijing. He is currently serving as charge d’affaires, essentially acting as the […]
Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth United Nations Secretary-General, is a dawg. He’s a University of Washington (UW) Husky, that is. The university awarded him a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oct. 27 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.
Ban Ki-Moon to receive honorary degree from UW
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Washington (UW) on Oct. 26 at a formal convocation. The ceremony will be presided over by UW President Mark Emmert and will take place in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus.