By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My young Asian friend got accepted into Yale University’s MBA program. That’s the good part. The bad news is he can’t pay for it. The program costs over $100,000 a year. “My parents are not helping me,” he said. “They said they already paid for [my] undergraduate degree.” It […]
NWAW Technology and Innovation Awardee: Naveen Jain — The Elon Musk of the Northwest?
Naveen Jain is among the most energetic and passionate minds in this region. Outside of California, he is one of a handful of billionaires of Asian descent.
Inslee names Fukutaki to Bellevue College Board of Trustees
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Richard Fukutaki, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Fukutaki will participate in the six-member board that oversees college operations and finance. Fukutaki is the managing director of the SunBreak group, which he co-founded in 1999, working with organizations such as the American […]
Top Contributor: Celebrating a lifetime of community service — Fred Yee
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]
Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas.
Nakano named to Washington Health Benefit Exchange board
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 […]
Lee wants 6th term — City’s first mayor/council member of color
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee has been on the city council for 20 years. Put another way, that’s over 7,300 days, or over 175,000 hours, or over 1 million minutes. To say the least, Lee has put in a lot of time in his job, and now he’s running for […]
UW Bothell names new School of Business dean
Sandeep Krishnamurthy will be named the Dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, effective March 16. Krishnamurthy currently heads the University of Washington Bothell School of Business as its director. The UW Bothell School of Business supports 750 undergraduate and 125 MBA students, as well as roughly 30 full-time faculty members in […]
JACL welcomes its first Chinese American president
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year, Elaine Akagi, Seattle resident and vice president of the national Japanese
BLOG: Rising star challenges Cantwell
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Republicans have been recruiting people to run against Sen. Maria Cantwell, including a young Asian American. Phillip Yin, 38, an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg television’s Asia–Pacific region, is planning to announce his 2012 senate campaign. Yin, who recently returned to Seattle, is now organizing a kick-off event. Born […]