The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo52° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi82° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo56° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo59° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi80° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo58° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi92° Sunny

Former WWII internees receive honorary UW degrees

Send to Kindle
Print This

SEATTLE (AP) — More than six decades after their lives were shattered by the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, about 450 former University of Washington students have been awarded honorary degrees.

Relatives wept during the ceremony Sunday to honor Japanese-American students who were forced to leave the university in 1942. They were among 120,000 ethnic Japanese who were relocated under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

View my options or Sign in