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MAP: Bridging the Gap Breakfast — Honoring and celebrating diversity

MAP: Bridging the Gap Breakfast — Honoring and celebrating diversity

The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) at the University of Washington (UW) celebrated its 21st anniversary Oct. 17. The event benefits the MAP Endowed Scholarship Fund. Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community. MAP has taken a leadership role in addressing issues […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! (Feliz día de gracias!) — Dual-language education grants awarded to five Washington State school districts

Happy Thanksgiving! (Feliz día de gracias!) — Dual-language education grants awarded to five Washington State school districts

By Pavan Vangipuram OneAmerica Five Washington School Districts were awarded grants to develop and implement dual-language programs, models that educate students in two languages simultaneously. School districts Bethel, Selah, and Mabton will receive grants of $100,000 over two years, and mentor districts Wenatchee and Bellevue will receive $60,000 and $40,000 over two years, respectively. OneAmerica […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

Black and Brown Male Summit — Empowering young men of color

Black and Brown Male Summit — Empowering young men of color

By Kari Canty Highline College More than 700 students and chaperones from across South King County attended the 2015 Black and Brown Male Summit on Nov. 14 at Highline College. What started in 2011 with about three dozen young men of color has quickly grown to hundreds attending the free day-long event. The Black and […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

A very early start — 15-year-old tech entrepreneur wins 1st place in start-up competition, develops products that make contributions

A very early start — 15-year-old tech entrepreneur wins 1st place in start-up competition, develops products that make contributions

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Christopher Lee is a Lakeside High sophomore. He has always had a weak stomach and has actually contracted campylobacteriosis, an infection from drinking bad water before. He had been in many situations where he questioned the purity of drinking water, so he decided to do something about it for […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 47, Profiles, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

UW appoints Cauce as president — The University’s first woman and openly gay president

UW appoints Cauce as president — The University’s first woman and openly gay president

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 […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 43, Profiles, Vol 34 No 43 | 10/17-10/230 Comments

Advice from a graduate

Advice from a graduate

We all have dreams. Some want to be actors, doctors, or professional athletes. Me? I wanted to become an international sports agent. I grew up in a very active sports family that participated in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, etc. My goal since I was young was to carry my love of sports into a career […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Student scholars honored at 45th annual EOP celebration — Supporting minority students

Student scholars honored at 45th annual EOP celebration — Supporting minority students

Several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 45th annual Odegaard Award Celebration held May 7, at UW’s Husky Union Building. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Due to the support of sponsors, donors, […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport

Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 24, Profiles, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

A little bit of Seattle helps build a school library in Philippines

A little bit of Seattle helps build a school library in Philippines

By Lara Underhill Northwest Asian Weekly After a 2010 trip to the Philippines to reconnect with her family roots, Kimrick Soltanzadeh knew she wanted to do more for the rural community where her family was from. “I hadn’t been to the Philippines for about 10 years before that trip and during that time I became very involved with the local community in Bainbridge and […]

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Posted in Education, Features 24, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Honoring our students, mentors, and leaders

Honoring our students, mentors, and leaders

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was an evening of excitement, anticipation, education and great food when over 45 students arrived at the New Hong Kong Restaurant Friday evening to see if they were awarded scholarships. Many were accompanied by their families, teachers, and counselors from their schools, and even other classmates who came […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

First class – “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class – “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Sitara Nath, Olympia High School “I have never felt ‘trapped’ by my […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Emily Okawara, Kentridge High School “Emily is an outstanding academic student who […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

By Lynne Curry Northwest Asian Weekly I was part of a select team of sixteen teachers chosen to give a taste of an American-style classroom to Chinese students in a two-week winter camp just prior to Chinese New Year. Some of us were in Panjin, China, a coastal city about 350 miles north of Beijing. […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Colleges recently received the American Association of Community Colleges award for national equity. The Seattle Colleges system has impressive numbers when it comes to representing diversity. The minority student population is 52 percent. This is in contrast to the combined total minority demographics for King County, Seattle, […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Top grade — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Top grade — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Jonathan Flores, Kentridge High School “Jonathan has challenged himself by taking advanced […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

By Warisha Soomro Tesla STEM High School I hail from a region where an individual’s world is centered on the people they associate with daily and the screen that keeps them in constant contact. There is a bubble that surrounds the tech city, distancing its inhabitants from the rest of the word while the advancements […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Ace Wilson, NOVA High School “Ace’s compassion and commitment to building community […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

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