By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My young Asian friend got accepted into Yale University’s MBA program. That’s the good part. The bad news is he can’t pay for it. The program costs over $100,000 a year. “My parents are not helping me,” he said. “They said they already paid for [my] undergraduate degree.” It […]
George Leing is Colorado’s new representative to the Republican National Committee. Leing lost his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in 2014. Leing will fill the remainder of Mike Kopp’s term, which expires after this year’s convention. Leing, a lawyer who works in finance and energy, is the former chairman of the Boulder County […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It takes 154 years for the University of Washington to select a woman president. Ana Mari Cauce is the first woman, the first Latina, and the openly gay president of the University. The UW Regents announced Cauce as the 33rd president of the University on Oct. 13th. Cauce is […]
The Publix Hotel in the International District (ID), owned by the Moriguchi family, has been vacant for a decade. The family also owns Uwajimaya. We watched its decay over the years as a place for transients and bird droppings. But the groundbreaking on Feb. 9 signaled a new beginning, not only for the neighborhood, […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Adam Diegel, star of “Tosca,” now playing at the Seattle Opera, was once told to change careers after a bad audition.
Jessica Chen Weiss, born and raised in Seattle, has written a book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, about the history of anti-foreign protests in China from 1985 to 2012. Weiss has interviewed over 170 people for this book and has spent about 14 months on field research. Powerful Patriots discusses anti-foreign protests […]
By Alia Marsha NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua defended her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington Bothell’s new chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh has ambitions for both his new institution and for its students, the majority of whom identify with underrepresented minority groups. “In the end, when we’re successful with all the things that we’re doing, I would like to see University of […]
Kent Hirozawa was confirmed by the Senate to the National Labor Relations Board on July 30 after being nominated by Pres. Obama earlier in July. “The National Labor Relations Board is responsible for enforcing protections that are fundamental to growing the economy and creating jobs from the middle class,” Pres. Obama said. “It gives me […]
By Olga R. Rodriguez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Juan Chiu Trujillo was 5 years old when he left his native Mexico for a visit to his father’s hometown in southern China. He was 35 when he returned.