A 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
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
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
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
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
By Ed Diokno
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
The 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
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