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Aarshin Karande writes on the U.S. immigration and the politics of compassion

Aarshin Karande

Alum Aarshin Karande (’14) published “The Politics of Compassion: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Conflicted American Archetype” in The Republic Journal.  In the piece, he describes how U.S. immigration policy and the Obama-Trump divide reflects an American spiritual crisis. “The resolution of immigration policy demands reckoning with America’s virtues and vices; America’s long and complicated history of exclusion and inclusion, contradictions between cultural values and political actions; and listening to ...

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Ray Corona discusses DACA with Seattle CityClub

Ray Corona

Founder of the Washington Dream Coalition Ray Corona (’13, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) sat down with Seattle CityClub to share his experience as a DACA recipient.  On October 4, he’ll join a discussion on the future of DACA at Civic Cocktail, which can be viewed live on The Seattle Channel.  “DACA provided me and many other dreamers with a sense of security and normalcy. Many of us have been in the US for over a decade but have always lived in fear of the authorities due to our immigration status.”  DACA allowed Ray to ...

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Mona Halcomb celebrates win for native curriculum in Oregon public schools

Mona Halcomb

M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Mona Halcomb (’11) was thrilled to witness Oregon Governor Kate Brown sign Senate Bill 13: Tribal History & Sovereignty Curriculum into law on September 18, 2017. SB 13 requires school districts statewide to implement American Indian/ Alaskan Native curricula covering tribal history and sovereignty. SB 13 fills a critical gap for Oregon’s K-12 children: by the 2019-2020 academic year, all districts must teach the Essential Understandings of Oregon Indians curriculum. As a member of the SB 13 coalition and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Mona testified in support of the bill back in February. ...

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Cruz Garibay wins Fulbright award

Cruz Garibay

Cruz Garibay is the fifth recipient of a Fulbright award from UW Bothell.  Garibay graduated in 2016 with a double major in Health Studies and Law, Economics & Public Policy, with a minor in Human Rights. The award will fund Garibay to spend nine months working as an English teaching assistant at a public university teacher’s college in Brazil. 

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David Doyle reflects on his transition from Microsoft to public service

David Doyle

In September 2016, David Doyle (’15, Policy Studies) began a new venture as City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Manager.  The Open Data Program makes the data generated by the City of Seattle openly available to the public, enabling those outside of government to find solutions to our most pressing civic challenges.

The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program was pivotal in David’s transition from 18 years at Microsoft to the public sector.  “Once ...

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