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Nov 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Jersey Teacher Accused of Telling Students She “Hated Koreans”

posted by Randall

Bergen County AcademiesKorean American groups in New Jersey are speaking out against a teacher at Bergen County Academies accused of telling students she “hated Koreans.”

NorthJersey.com reports students say the teacher instructed Korean students to raise their hands, and then said she hated Koreans. In another incident, she allegedly asked students about their cultures, told them she … Read more

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Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

District Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit against School Board & Administrators Over Teen’s Suicide

posted by Randall
Tempers Flare at Fairfield School Board Meeting Over Suicide of Emilie Olsen

Tempers flare in 2015 at Fairfield School Board meeting over suicide of Emilie Olsen

A school district near Cincinnati is moving to block a family of an adopted Asian American girl who committed suicide from suing its school board and administrators.

In a lawsuit filed in 2015, the family of Emilie Olsen named the Fairfield … Read more

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Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

CSU Sites Petition Against Changes that Threaten Ethnic Studies Program

posted by Sarah Jackson
Cal State Northridge, Asian American Studies

Students in Asian American Studies at Cal State Northridge

By Sarah Jackson
AsAmNews Intern

 
California State University campuses are protesting a revision to Executive Order 1100 which will dissolve ethnic studies courses unless they can be folded into traditional disciplines.

The revision will impact graduation requirements and other interdisciplinary studies, such as gender studies. … Read more

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Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Frat on Trial in Deadly Hazing

posted by Randall

Pi Delta PsiA national Asian American fraternity is on trial in the deadly hazing of a pledge in 2013.
 
Pi Delta Psi is accused of being criminally negligent in the death of Michael Deng who died of brain trauma and the suspected cover up that followed.
 
“Thirty four, there were 34 members that acted together … Read more

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Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

International students in U.S. decline

posted by Gabi Wy

 

UC Berkeley

Students relax outside Evans Hall at UC Berkeley

New surveys document nearly half of universities reported a drop in new international students this fall, including year-by-year drops in South Korean and Saudi Arabian international students traveling to the U.S., as well as a growth rate decrease in Indian international students enrolling in the U.S.… Read more

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Nov 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Students Demand Diverse Inclusive Course Offerings

posted by Randall
University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

Students at two East Coast universities are demanding a curriculum that reflects their communities and an increasingly diverse country.

The Crimson reports that the Ethnic Studies Coalition, lead by founder and Harvard senior Juhwan Seo, is calling on Harvard to establish a national hub for ethnic studies.

According to the group’s … Read more

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Nov 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Cold Blooded Driver Mows Down Student in Road Rage

posted by Randall

Taranjit Parmar

Via Facebook


 
Police are investigating a brutal case of road rage that left an 18-year old Adelphi University student dead in a brutal case of road rage, reports the New York Daily News.
 
It happened Thursday after a fender bender near Long Island and today police may not be any closer to finding … Read more

Campus

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

posted by Sarah Jackson

Hindu Textbook protestThe California State Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve changes in textbooks that more accurately depict Hindus and Indian Americans.

More than 75 interfaith and community groups, 17 federal and state officials, and 38 academics formed a coalition encouraging the board to reject textbooks that inaccurately portray Hinduism, Jainism and Indian history at … Read more

Campus

Nov 7, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Korean International Students Confront Culture Clash on American Campuses

posted by Randall

By Joo Heon Kim

Song Joong-Ki

One Korean student contrasted her White boyfriend to Korean actor Song Joong-Ki

My previous article, “A Korean International Student Shares His View Of Americans And Plastic Surgery” generated many comments on a community page targeting international Korean students in the U.S. It seemed many Korean students agreed that American Read more

Campus

Nov 5, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Two Sides of the Affirmative Action Debate in College Admissions for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryShould test scores and grades be the only criteria for admission into college?

That seems to be the burning question in the debate over affirmative action in college admissions.

By now, you know the arguments.

Johnny had perfect SAT scores and a 4.4 GPA, how could he not be admitted to Harvard when others with … Read more

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