Japanese American UW students who were sent to internment camps to be honored on May 18

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May 200818

University of Washington
Kane Hall 120

Seattle, Washington
United States

UW to give honorary degrees to Japanese-American former students
"The Daily of the University of Washington"
Feb. 28, 2008

In 1942, all students of Japanese ancestry were removed from the UW and taken to internment camps, thus interrupting their education. At a ceremony to be held May 18, 440 of these students will receive honorary bachelor’s degrees in recognition of the degrees they would have earned had they been allowed to remain on campus.

Professor Gail Nomura, associate professor in the American Ethnic Studies department, was one of many at the UW who worked for several years to get the degrees approved. Nomura first got involved because she was interested in learning about the University’s past.

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When: Sunday, May 18, 2008
Where: Kane Hall 120, UW Seattle
Cost: Free, but advance registration is requested.
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