Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 27 | June 29 – July 5"

Skilled immigration masks APA poverty, report shows

By Asha DuMonthier
New America Media

The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD).
In 2011 alone, “there were over 90,000 H1-B visas issued to people coming from Asia.” Read the full story

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UW 2013 EOP Celebration honors 3 APA students

UW 2013 EOP Celebration honors 3 APA students

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The University of Washington’s 2013 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honored 16 students in late May, three of which are Asian and Pacific Americans. Read the full story

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UW international student receives Evans Student Leadership Award

UW international student receives Evans Student Leadership Award

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Lin Gao

Chinese international student Lin Gao, who recently graduated from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs, received the 2013 Daniel J. Evans Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership.

The award is presented to a graduating student who has had a record of leadership and service during their time at the Evans School. Nominees receive credit for work at the Evans School, within the university, and in the broader community.

Gao received the award for her work with international students. She worked with the department director of Literacy Bridge to recruit five first-year international students, mentored their work, and pushed them to be creative and confident.

Gao also works at the Odegaard Writing and Research Center, where she tutors Evans students in memo writing.

Lastly, Gao co-planned the school’s China-U.S. Panel 2013, which took place this past March. (end)

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Puyallup JACL awards 4 scholarships

Puyallup JACL awards 4 scholarships

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From left: JoAnna Yoshitomi, Stephanni Wong, Tana Tamaki, and Declan Morita.

The Puyallup Japanese American Citizens League awarded scholarships to four students in June based on the student’s scholarship, community leadership, and community service. Read the full story

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Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee seniors all graduated, headed to college, mentorship

Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee seniors all graduated, headed to college, mentorship

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Back from left in caps and gowns: Rodel Santos, Jayvier Cooley, Coach Frank Nam (without cap and gown), Miko Bagoisan, David Alveno, and Richard Eng
Front from left in caps and gowns: Mark Sampayan and Dennis Casio
Not pictured: Eric Soria-Patrick, Jaz Smith, Miguel Sheets, David Ngo

The 11 seniors of the Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee team graduated and will begin new chapters of their lives next fall. Read the full story

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Nominee: US opposes China bullying in China sea

By Matthew Pennington
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas. Read the full story

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Police: Convicted arsonist Martin Pang trying to defraud firefighters, witnesses

Police: Convicted arsonist Martin Pang trying to defraud firefighters, witnesses

By Manuel Valdes
The Associated Press

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Martin Pang

SEATTLE (AP) — The man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters in 1995 had been planning to steal the identities of people involved in his case to collect money after his release from prison, Seattle police said June 25. Read the full story

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Liberal Democratic Party makes gains in Tokyo

By Staff
The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling part welcomed its sweeping gains in the Tokyo Assembly election on June 24 in a closely watched contest that is an indicator of how Japan’s major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month. Read the full story

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Senate backs Froman as next trade representative

Senate backs Froman as next trade representative

By Jim Abrams
The Associated Press

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Michael Froman

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19. Read the full story

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Doubts loom over competitiveness of Asia teams in World Cup

By John Duerden
The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The confetti has been swept away, the hangovers from the street parties have been slept off, and now that the Asian teams for the 2014 World Cup have been decided, observers are fretting over slipping standards and how the sides will be able to compete with powerful rivals in Brazil. Read the full story

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Rainier scholars look toward college, hopes, and dreams

Rainier scholars look toward college, hopes, and dreams

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Rainier Scholars Carolyn Tran (left) and Andy Nguyen (center left) with fellow Cohort V students. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

If there’s one thing Rainier Scholars are, it’s motivated. Read the full story

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Graduating Edmonds twins forge own paths

Graduating Edmonds twins forge own paths

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Kin Lap Wong (left) and twin brother Hong Lap Wong (right) will be headed separate ways come Fall. (Photo from Edmonds CC)

Hong Lap Wong and Kin Lap Wong are a lot alike, which is no surprise. They’re twins who grew up in Hong Kong and who both just graduated from Edmonds Community College on June 14. Now, they are both embarking on the next phases of their lives. Read the full story

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Dumbfoundead’s new web series runs the ‘DMZ’

Dumbfoundead’s new web series runs the ‘DMZ’

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The series is full of sleek, sans-serif style.

LA-based rapper Jonathan Park, better known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, has spent the majority of 2013 touring across the United States and Europe, but that hasn’t slowed down his most recent project. Park’s new web series “Run DMZ” premiered in June and is off to a strong start. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Features, Vol 32 No 27 | 6/29-7/5Comments (2)

‘AUX ARCS’ is a bend in the river

‘AUX ARCS’ is a bend in the river

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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AUX ARCS cover artwork

Texas and Arkansas aren’t known for their Asian Americans populations. Working and living there can be eye-opening experiences, as it was for Seattle-based writer Shin Yu Pai, whose latest poetry collection, AUX ARCS, releases in July. The collection encompasses her experiences living and working in the two states, spotlighting the strangeness and also the wonder and discovery, of the situation. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Vol 32 No 27 | 6/29-7/5Comments (0)

Asian officers serve, relate

Asian officers serve, relate

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

com_chan.jpg (300×287)In a department that is being constantly scrutinized for ill behavior toward people of color, creating a more diverse workforce has become a major concern. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 27 | 6/29-7/5Comments (0)

Runway ready: Japanese fashion at SAM

Runway ready: Japanese fashion at SAM

By Deanna Duff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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From left: Issey Miyake, Junya Watanabe, Kosuke Tsumura, and Rei Kawakubo (Photos from the Seattle Art Museum)

For many people, back-to-school shopping was the last time they seriously considered how clothing impacts identity, but Seattle Art Museum’s newest exhibition may spur new thought. Read the full story

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PICTORIAL: All the Pomp and Circumstance

PICTORIAL: All the Pomp and Circumstance

On June 15, over 40,000 Huskies, friends, and family members crowded CenturyLink Field to take part in the pomp and circumstance of the graduation of the Class of 2013.

The stadium was a sea of academic robes, carefully — and some not so carefully — decorated caps, and the graduates’ hopes and dreams.

Over 5,000 students, dressed in everything from their best clothes to jeans and tee-shirts, made the walk across the stage to the next chapter of their lives. (end)

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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Faculty marches are full of academic garb from centuries past.

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UW Dean of Social Work Eddie Uehara

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Students carried flags of multiple countries as they entered.

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From left: Professors Julia Herschensohn, Connie So, Tetsu Kashima, and John Webster

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Saya Li and Serena Wu with the Li family

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Serena Wu with the Wu family

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Newly minted Ph.D. Third Andersen

 

Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Pictorials, Vol 32 No 27 | 6/29-7/5Comments (0)

BLOG: A UW commencement close to my heart

BLOG: A UW commencement close to my heart

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From left: Mei Lau, Saya Li, and Serena Wu (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The three musketeers

Among 5,000 graduates who attended the University of Washington’s 138th commencement this year, my eyes were searching for three Chinese immigrant girls who were sitting together. Read the full story

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US boss held hostage by Beijing workers

US boss held hostage by Beijing workers

By Louise Watt
The Associated Press

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Chip Starnes

BEIJING (AP) — An American executive said June 24 that he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: To graduates: work for love

According to the New York Times, more than 70 percent of Americans today enroll in a four-year college, but only 75 percent of students who start college finish it. The United States is the seventh highest rated among the 23 Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development countries in enrollment, but is the second to last in graduation. Why are so many students dropping out? Many claim to not want more debt, to not have enough money, or to be uninterested in what they’re studying. Read the full story

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