“The late Elson S. Floyd inculcated a culture of openness and diversity at Washington State University that will remain one of our guiding principles. About a third of WSU’s annual freshman class come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. By creating a high-quality institution that is accessible and affordable, we are educating the next generation of diverse […]
Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape
Cuc Vu is director of OIRA
Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings twelve years of experience working on […]
Indian American confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State
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.
Top Contributor: Rey Pascua
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Rey Pascua was the persistent and committed man who helped proclaim October as Filipino American
UW international student receives Evans Student Leadership Award
Chinese international student Lin Gao, who recently graduated from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs, received the 2013 Daniel J. Evans Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is presented to a graduating student who has had a record of leadership and service during their time at the Evans School. Nominees receive […]
Vandana Slatter hosts campaign kick off
Vandana Slatter, candidate for Bellevue City Council Position 6, hosted her campaign kick off on June 18 at the Bellevue Muncipal Golf Course Clubhouse.
Women of color build a diverse and promising future
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Race and ethnicity has been a key issue in this year’s elections, which is why the group of women
Lloyd Hara establishes Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara has established an Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. The support fund is aimed at students who have academic merit, who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and who have experience with diverse cultures. The fund is also aimed at students committed […]
Rep. Bob Hasegawa and Bobby Virk endorse each other for office
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 12, Bobby Virk and Bob Hasegawa announced they are endorsing one another’s run for office. Hasegawa will vie for a state senate seat. Virk will vie for Hasegawa’s vacated seat in the state’s House.