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Indiana University Preps for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

posted by Jiayi Sun
Indiana University Asian Culture Center

Photo by Dottie Day

Indiana University Bloomington is preparing for the upcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. The celebration will take place at the beginning of next week.

 

The theme of this 18th annual celebration is “belonging.” The month-long celebration involves different activities and events, including a film series, a conference Read more

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Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

The same anti-affirmative group that twice went to the U.S. Supreme Court to sue the University of Texas, Austin, for discrimination is laying the groundwork for a third lawsuit.
 
My Statesman reports Students for Fair Admissions is recruiting students who feel they were unfairly rejected for a possible case.… Read more

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UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program: It Can Be on Your Campus, Too

posted by Randall
UC Berkeley 1960's protest

Student activism is alive and well in Berkeley.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
I’m happy to say UC Berkeley is in the news again.

I attended Cal in the late 60’s and student activism was one of the subject matters that contributed to my education. As the years went by and my relationship … Read more

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California School Chiefs Encourage Districts to Become Safe Havens

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Ed Diokno
 

In a letter, California’s top school official released a letter rencently encouraging all public schools in the state to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents and to remind families about existing laws that protect students’ records from questions about immigration status.

 … Read more

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Justice: Students at Brandeis Lobby New University President for Asian American Studies

posted by Randall
Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Students at Brandeis University didn’t waste a minute pushing a proposal for an Asian American Studies program before the campus’ new president.

Just minutes after the inauguration of Ronald D. Liebowitz as the new president, the Brandeis … Read more

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Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonThe latest in a seemingly never ending barrage of anti-affirmative action lawsuits has been filed by Edward Blum and his group Students for Fair Admissions, reports the  Daily Princetonian.
 
The group is challenging the results of a federal investigation that determined there was no evidence that Princeton engaged in racial discrimination in it admissions … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Teacher Struggles to Serve Up Sugary Candy Over Bitter Vegetables

posted by Randall
Maya Thiagarajan

Maya Thiagarajan

The following is an excerpt from Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age.

 By Maya Thiagarajan

 

As a teacher in the US, I often felt nervous about critiquing my students’ work in an honest fashion. I would try my hardest to be as positive as possible about every … Read more

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Beyond the Tiger Mom

posted by Randall

Beyond the Tiger Mom
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
It’s been four years since Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and the book still sparks strong debate.
 
Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age from Maya Thiagarajan takes a more measured approach, looking at the best of educational practices from both … Read more

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Dayton Daily News: Suspended Ohio Teacher May Have History of Making Racially Insensitive Remarks

posted by Randall
Butler Tech Natural Science Center

Butler Tech Natural Science Center

The Dayton Daily News reports a teacher placed on leave after telling an Asian student “You Chinese are supposed to make computers, and you’re breaking them instead” may have a history of making such remarks.

Files obtained by the Daily News through a public records request found teacher Katherine Klimach … Read more

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