More than a 1,000 people gathered on June 22 to take part in the 29th annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice. Executive Director Michael Byun welcomed the crowd and shared how nearly 30 years ago, Sam Mitsui and Herb and Bertha Tsuchiya recognized the need in the community and came together […]
Seattle University (SU) announced on June 12 that its women’s basketball Director of Operations, Eliot Mar, accepted a position with USA Basketball. Mar, a 2014 SU graduate, will be the program coordinator for the women’s national team in Colorado Springs. “Eliot was invaluable to the women’s basketball program, our staff, and the athletic department,” said […]
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) named J. Norwell Coquillard as its new executive director on June 20. Coquillard has over two decades’ experience living and working in China and brings to the Council a deep understanding of the bilateral trade, business, and cultural relationship, and how best to effectively advance constructive ties between […]
The University of Washington (UW) honored this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients on June 13 at Meany Hall. The winners, including Theresa Cheng and Hyokyoung Yi, were recognized for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service, and staff support. Chen, a clinical assistant professor, was honored for Outstanding Public Service, while Yi, the UW’s Korea Studies-specific […]
The American Bar Association (ABA) announced on June 17 that it will honor Dale Minami, a lifelong champion of the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other minorities, with the ABA Medal—the association’s highest honor. Minami is best known for leading the legal team that overturned the conviction of Fred Korematsu, an American of […]
“I do think that immigrants come in search of the American dream. The idea that they can work hard, succeed and give their children a better future. It’s a time for me to look back and reflect on how hard my parents have worked to get to where they are and to appreciate America for giving them an environment that allowed them to succeed. It also is a time for me to consider how America is changing. I think there is a lot less social mobility now than there was then. It is a time to reaffirm my commitment to preserve the American dream.”
Through collaboration and leadership, the Strategic Partnership Program (SPP) aims to enhance the capacity of small, local contractors to large-scale construction projects in the Puget Sound region.
Following the death of his sister Swati, Harit’s mother can no longer function. So to help the two of them cope, he has taken to dressing up in a sari to pass himself off as his sister.
Is there a Northwest accent? The Pacific Northwest English Study, headed by University of Washington (UW) linguist Alicia Beckford Wassink, is beginning a new, three-year research project listening to voices from throughout the region. The first phase of the study focused exclusively on white speakers. The second phase broadened the ethnic representation of the study […]
On June 14, volunteers from the Seahawks and The Mission Continues helped landscape, paint and beautify Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall. The project was part of the NFL’s 100 year celebration and “Huddle for 100” campaign, which encourages people to volunteer 100 minutes in their community.