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Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Students Call for Hmong American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Students Call for Hmong American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

posted by Randall

University of Wisconsin-MadisonA group of Hmong American undergraduates are organizing to lobby the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to launch a formal Hmong American Studies program, reported the Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Hmong American populations in the country, but the students face an uphill climb at a time the state … Read more

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Apr 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

posted by Randall
Ziad Ahmed

Ziad Ahmed speaks at Princeton University in February (via Twitter)

In a school that only accepts one out of every 20 applicants, it takes a lot to stand out.

Ziad Ahmed found a way.

Ahmed, a self described activist, says he was stunned to get his admissions letter to Stanford University, especially after his seemingly … Read more

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Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indiana University Preps for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

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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Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

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

Blogs

Feb 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program: It Can Be on Your Campus, Too

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

Campus

Jan 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Girl Selected by Michelle Obama for Student Advisory Board

Indian American Girl Selected by Michelle Obama for Student Advisory Board

posted by Brittney Le
Swetha Prabakaran

Swetha Prabakaran

First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Swetha Prabakaran to serve on the inaugural Student Advisory Board of the education campaign Better Make Room, reports The Indian Express. Better Make Room seeks to provide education opportunities for teenagers in the U.S.

The campaign supports Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, with the campaign website … Read more

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Jan 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California School Chiefs Encourage Districts to Become Safe Havens

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

Campus

Nov 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Justice: Students at Brandeis Lobby New University President for Asian American Studies

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

Campus

Oct 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

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

Oct 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Teacher Struggles to Serve Up Sugary Candy Over Bitter Vegetables

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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