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Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on CSU Sites Petition Against Changes that Threaten Ethnic Studies Program

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

Campus

May 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on College Life: Hazing and Racism

College Life: Hazing and Racism

posted by Brittney Le
Kowiak Family

Lianne Kowiak lectures on the dangers of hazing in honor of her son Harrison who died in a hazing incident at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2008.

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Intern

It’s something that usually goes under the radar – college students are told by those who haze them not to talk about it. But what’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on I’m Asian and the First from my Family to Graduate from College

I’m Asian and the First from my Family to Graduate from College

posted by Randall
Ed Diokno

Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

This is the time of year when high school seniors and community college transfers send out their applications for college. I was reminded of my experience as the first in my immediately family to graduate from college (University of California, Berkeley) by this Buzzfeed video by Heather Yang, the mother … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 14, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Jeremy Lin Recalls His Experience with Suicide

Jeremy Lin Recalls His Experience with Suicide

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin
 
An article in the Atlantic entitled Silicon Valley Suicides inspired NBA star Jeremy Lin to recall his own experience with suicide.
 
Lin graduated from Palo Alto High School which sits right on the edge of Silicon Valley.
 
He wrote a long post on his Facebook page and recalls the the tragic loss … Read more

Campus

Oct 29, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on #ThickEnvelope: Five Ways to Enhance Your College Essay

#ThickEnvelope: Five Ways to Enhance Your College Essay

posted by Randall
Stanford

Stanford

By Patrick Lorenzo
Associate Director of Admissions
Saint Mary’s College

With autumn in full swing and travel season wrapping up for admissions representatives around the country, that means reading season is around the corner. What I look forward to most during file review is getting the opportunity to read personal essays. As I embark … Read more

Campus

Apr 5, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: Popularity of Korean Pop Culture Leads to Growing Interest in Korean Language

LA Times: Popularity of Korean Pop Culture Leads to Growing Interest in Korean Language

posted by Jason Fong

KoreanEnrollment in Korean language courses in college has increased 45 percent in recent years, reports  the LA Times.

Unlike the overall decrease in interest for other language courses, learning the Korean language has become more popular, due in part to the rise in popularity of “K-Wave” music and other facets of Korean culture.

“There’s no … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 20, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on KPCC: Cambodian Americans Work to Narrow the Education Gap

KPCC: Cambodian Americans Work to Narrow the Education Gap

posted by Jason Fong

Cambodian Americans Khmer New Year celebration in Georgia

Although only 62% of Cambodian Americans currently graduate from high school, second generation Cambodian Americans are working to increase the rate of Cambodian teens who finish high school and attend college, reports KPCC

About 14% of Cambodian Americans complete a four-year college – although rates are higher (about 25%) among U.S. born Cambodian Americans. This … Read more

Blogs

Sep 26, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Inside Higher Ed: Asian Americans Widen Gap in Test Scores. Should Parents Get Credit?

Inside Higher Ed: Asian Americans Widen Gap in Test Scores. Should Parents Get Credit?

posted by Randall

Library booksI spent the weekend sending off both my kids to college. One entering her first year as a freshman. The other his first year of grad school.

I was amazed at how many other parents have congratulated me.

I’ve tried to instill a sense of good sound moral values and social justice in my children. … Read more

Campus

May 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Huffington Post: Asian American Parents Ignore Good Liberal Arts Colleges

Huffington Post: Asian American Parents Ignore Good Liberal Arts Colleges

posted by Randall

PurdueAs rising seniors begin to look toward their final year in high school and their new life in college, parents too are sorting out their kid’s choices.

According to a blog by Allison Singh for the Huffington Post, Asian American parents are making their list and checking it twice. One type of college you … Read more

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