A University of Illinois student accused of killing, torturing and kidnapping a visiting scholar from China will face the death penalty, reports NBC Chicago
The body of YingYing Zhang, 26, has not been found, but police say they have evidence she is dead. She was last seen in Champaign on June 9.
A new study has found that Asian Americans who reach out to their state legislator are less likely to get a response than other groups, according to researchers who shared their findings in a blog on the Washington Post.
Micah Gell-Redman from the University of Georgia, Neil Visalvanich from Durham University, and Charles Crabtree … Read more
While one ethnic studies program struggles, another potential program has just won support.
The student senate at the University of Washington has voted to support the establishment of a Pacific Islander Studies major, reports The Daily
The resolution was introduced by the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) and the Pacific … Read more
We already know that Asian Americans have difficulty seeking a diagnosis and treatment for depression, but the problem is particularly dire among seniors. Data collated from various studies show that specific groups are at risk – particularly elderly women (who have a more than double suicide rate to that of white … Read more
Dozens of tenants evacuated Thursday from a New York Chinatown apartment deemed unsafe are accusing the landlord of trying to get rid of them so he can build a high rise, reports Patch.
By Kevin Xu
Model Majority Podcast
In a recent episode of the Model Majority Podcast (@modelmajorityp), its co-host Kevin Xu (@Kevinsxu) interviewed John Chiang (@JohnChiangCA), California’s State Treasurer and candidate for governor about, his family’s … Read more
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is denying it suspended an Asian American resident because of his political views.
By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer
Holly Ham, the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPIs), is conducting a national meet and greet tour to connect with local AAPI organizations.
Ham kicked off her tour last month in Chicago. … Read more
On New Year’s Eve, Xiyue Wang spent his 38th birthday in an Iranian prison.
The American citizen and doctoral student from Princeton is serving a 10-year sentence for espionage following his arrest in … Read more