Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was recently in Beijing to participate in the launch of a joint program with the Chinese government — to alleviate poverty through healthcare and AIDS control. On July 23, Gates met with Cui Li, deputy director of the National and Family Planning Commission. Cui Li […]
Traveling cow moooves people to share stories
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?
Mona Locke joins Komen Puget Sound
Former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke has agreed to return to Komen Puget Sound on a consulting basis to fill in after the departure of Executive Director Cheryl Shaw. In this role, Locke will oversee operations and cultivate relations with donors and supporters, and oversee the hiring process for the next permanent executive director. […]
Rainier scholars look toward college, hopes, and dreams
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly If there’s one thing Rainier Scholars are, it’s motivated.
Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with $25,000 grants
On Nov. 16, at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2011 Celebration, Bill and Melinda Gates recognized the nominees, finalists, and three award-winning Microsoft alumni as 2011 Integral Fellows.
Nov. 16: Tom Ikeda among the six MAF finalists
Ikeda previously worked as the product group general manager at Microsoft. He has received awards including the Humanities Washington Award, NPower Innovation Award for innovative technology by a nonprofit (Densho), and Washington State Historical Society David Douglas Award (Densho) within the past 5 years.
16 historical events that have shaped U.S.–China relations
1784: First representatives of the United States land in China
After anchoring in Guangzhou (Canton), the Empress of China became the first ever American vessel to sail from the United States to China.