Students at Aki Kurose Middle School kicked off the second year of Erg Ed — a program that embraces rowing as an integral part of physical education — by setting a new world record in the 10-minute indoor rowing relay. The team logged 2,584 meters, beating the previous record of 2,557 meters set by Fisher Junior High in Indiana. The four-person […]
Chinese vice minister visits Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Dr. Xin Lu, China’s Vice Minister of Education, visited Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) on Nov. 15 with a Chinese delegation to research workforce and technical training programs for use in China.
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.
International Special Review District Board welcomes three new members
The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Nov. 15. Three positions were up for election.
WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking
Wayne’s Worlds, a column about being a Chinese family man By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a time in our lives as parents when we begin to examine and even question the choices we have made. Before I go any further, let me first say that any derogatory statement that I make from […]
Marathon finish for Ohno; Yao Ming’s wine; Football in India?
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about APIs By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the inaugural edition of my API sports column, The Layup Drill. The column will run down all the happenings in the world of sports in the Asian Pacific Islander community.
Diner from Hawaii banned from Japanese restaurant due to comments
HONOLULU (AP) — Negative feedback on a customer comment card has landed a Honolulu diner on a “no serve” list at a Japanese restaurant. Dave Young recently learned he’s no longer welcome at Tanaka of Tokyo’s three Oahu restaurants. Young, 59, of Makiki, is one of 17 on that list, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported last […]
Older Chinese riled by proposed SF bag fee
By Peter Schurmann and Summer Chiang New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — San Mateo resident Dan Lin Shen says he often comes to San Francisco’s Chinatown to purchase fresh produce. But if a proposed piece of legislation that seeks to impose a tax on the use of plastic shopping bags goes forward, the 63-year-old says […]
Ex-leader in court says Khmer Rouge not ‘bad people,’ blames Vietnam
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime told a court that he and his comrades were not “bad people,” denying responsibility last Monday, Dec. 5, for the deaths of 1.7 million people during their 1970s rule and blaming Vietnam for any atrocities.
Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’
By Jesse Washington The Associated Press Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.