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Graduate Trying to Turn His Life Around Killed by Sheriff Deputy

posted by Randall
Tommy Le

Photo: Career Link

By all accounts from his parents, teachers and friends, Tommy Le had turned his life around.

It’s a mystery to all close to the 20 year old what triggered Le to threaten residents in Burien near Seattle, according to the
Seattle Times.

The threats were so forceful some called 911 to … Read more

Campus

Jun 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Young Asian American Student Harassed by Racists

Young Asian American Student Harassed by Racists

posted by Randall
Police at Portland Middle School

Police increase patrols near a Portland, Oregon middle school

A school principal confirms an Asian American middle school student was racially harassed by several men in a neighborhood plastered with flyers from White supremacists.

It happened in Portland, Oregon near Hosford Middle School, reports Raw Story.

Oregon Live reports several students witnessed the incident.… Read more

Campus

Jun 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Interest in Chinese, Korean and Hindi Growing

Interest in Chinese, Korean and Hindi Growing

posted by Randall

Education & Asian AmericansThe number of students enrolled in Chinese language programs in grades k-12 has doubled in six years from 2009 to 2015, reports New China, a service of the Xinhua News Agency.

A survey from the National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey found Chinese is the fourth most taught foreign language in the United States, … Read more

Campus

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

Campus

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

Campus

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

Campus

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

Campus

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

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