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WSU honors Patti Hirahara, who donated thousands of family photos from Heart Mountain concentration...

After donating over 2,000 photos taken by her father and grandfather while in an incarceration camp during World War II, Patti Hirahara dedicated her life to promoting the collection and educating others about the legacy of Japanese Americans. As a result, WSU has chosen to celebrate Hirahara with the Honorary Alumna Award, making her the first Japanese American to receive the title since its inception 52 years ago

Oceanic and Pacific Islanders Studies minor established at UW after decades of community advocacy

The new Oceanic and Pacific Islander studies minor at UW will officially be open to students in the spring of 2018, and it will offer an opportunity to learn about the histories and contemporary cultures of Oceania through both academic coursework and community experiences.