Posts Tagged ‘Japanese’

At Long Last *Follow Up*

Monday, August 25th, 2008

As a follow up to the Honorary Degrees that OSU awarded to Japanese Americans who had been uprooted from the university and interned during WWII. The Times Picayune (New Orleans) ran a great story on Tommy Ouchida who participated in the June Ceremony. A 1942 presidential order forced Ouchida, his family and more than 100,000 […]

Meet the Students Behind the Japanese American WWII-era Honoree Degree Ceremony

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

In an earlier blog post (At Long Last: Japanese American WWII-era OSU Students Receive Honorary Degrees), I promised some footage of current OSU students who played active roles in the Japanese American WWII-era Honorary Degree Ceremony at OSU. I invite you to meet Andy Kiyuna, and Joel Fischer. The impetus for granting the honorary degrees […]

OSU Gives Honorary Degrees to Japanese Americans

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

From the Gazette Times: OSU gives honorary degrees to Japanese-Americans By KYLE ODEGARD Gazette-Times reporter Students sent to internment camps recognized In the spring of 1942, Noboru Endow, then a sophomore studying chemistry at Oregon State University, received a letter from the government telling him he had to leave school in five days and board […]

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