“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 […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The first black president of Washington State University (WSU), Elson Floyd, died of colon cancer on June 20. He was 59 years old. The last six months of his life was critical to the success of WSU establishing its own medical school, thus ending the monopoly of the University […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For Kate Kyung-ha Lee, an associate retail designer, design has long played a focal point in her life. Lee was recently named to retail magazine Visual Merchandising and Store Design’s Designer Dozen for 2014, an annual awards program which recognizes 12 up-and-coming designers nationwide under 35 for their creativity […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Some of his younger relatives would like him to be called “The First Dude.”
It’s the sound of the carillon, a beloved campus feature dating back nearly a century, in one form or another. The chimes each hour are preprogrammed, but if you hear other tunes emanating from Denny — perhaps as you pass on a foggy morning with coffee in hand — that’s the work of Gabriel Manalac, a graduate student in music who was born in the Philippines.
Dear Governor Gary Locke, You don’t know me, but you changed my life for the better during your time as governor, and I wanted to personally thank you for helping me out. My name is Mike Kreiger and I was born and raised in Spokane. Neither of my parents went to college, and we didn’t […]
Journalist and educator Lawrence Pintak has been named the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He will begin his new position on Aug. 17.
For Asians, the word “Oriental” in the English vocabulary provided useful service to Western imperialism on every continent, until “yellow peril” upped the ante …
Northwest Journalists of Color awarded its 2005 scholarships to Tom Giratikanon of Northwestern University, Christopher Jose of Washington State University, Saadyah J. Hopkins of Seattle Central Community College, McCall Ray Hall of the University of Oregon, Janet Noh of Yale University, Karen Johnson of the University of Washington, Martha Guadalupe Flores Perez of the UW […]