North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui has been appointed chair of the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) Board of Directors. APIACU aims to help address the complex set of social realities facing students in the underrepresented and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Vice chair is President […]
June 10: Rainier Beach awards Dollars for Scholars to students
Eleven Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) students received a total of $24,000 in scholarships from RBHS Dollars for Scholars. The students were honored at the RBHS Senior Breakfast held at the high school.
June 8: Mayor McGinn honors Tet in Seattle with award
The Seattle Arts Commission recommended six recipients from a pool of more than 300 public nominations for the Mayor’s Arts Awards, which recognizes the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations, and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities.
June 6: Cornish College of the Arts names Lawrence Matsuda as new trustee
The Cornish College of the Arts Board of Trustees confirmed four new trustees, Jody Cunningham, Donna James, Lawrence Matsuda, and Marc Schwarz. Matsuda has a doctorate in education from the University of Washington. He has been a junior high language arts teacher, university counselor, state level administer, K-6, K-8, and middle school principal, assistant superintendent, […]
Blog: A man for all seasons
The first time I heard Nate Miles’ name was during former Mayor Norm Rice’s election in 1989. Miles was one of Rice’s campaign strategists. Many minority publishers wanted advertising. According to a Hispanic publisher, “Miles said he is not going to advertise in our [minority] publications. The campaign does not have enough money.”
Muslim woman fired over her hijab sues Abercrombie & Fitch
By Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former stockroom worker for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sued the clothing retailer in federal court Monday, saying she was illegally fired after refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf while on the job.
China rejects the U.S. Senate’s criticism over its sea dispute with Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Senate resolution critical of Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea “doesn’t hold water” and its sponsors should promote peace in other ways, China said Tuesday.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: Free in body, not in voice
By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday, but said little else in his first day out of detention, living under a gag order that underscores concerns about China’s growing use of extralegal methods to muzzle dissent. The Chinese Foreign […]
Report: There are more Asian than European millionaires
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Booming Asia had more millionaires than Europe for the first time last year and is fast closing in on North America for the top spot, a report released Thursday said.
Samsung to release results of cancer probe in factories
By Kelly Olsen The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung plans to soon release the results of an independent probe into health and safety conditions at its South Korean semiconductor factories after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.