Posts Tagged ‘Tommy Ouchida’

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 […]

At Long Last: Japanese American WWII-era OSU Students Receive Honorary Degrees

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Former Oregon State University students were recipients of Honorary Degrees for the university’s 139th commencement ceremony. So a little history here: after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States Executive Order 9066 in was signed in the spring of 1942 and over 120,000 ethnic Japanese people were uprooted and were held in […]

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