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Two Sides of the Affirmative Action Debate in College Admissions for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryShould test scores and grades be the only criteria for admission into college?

That seems to be the burning question in the debate over affirmative action in college admissions.

By now, you know the arguments.

Johnny had perfect SAT scores and a 4.4 GPA, how could he not be admitted to Harvard when others with … Read more

Campus

Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.

“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Transgender Asian American Swimmer Is a Pioneer

Transgender Asian American Swimmer Is a Pioneer

posted by Nicole Ki
Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar

A Hapa transgender male athlete is the first transgender man to compete in any NCAA division 1 sport, reports CBS News.

A rising junior at Harvard, Schulyer Bailar originally made Harvard’s swim team as a woman. Bailar transitioned to a male and switched to Harvard’s men’s swim team about two years ago.… Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asians Applying to Ivy League Schools Advised to Appear ‘Less Asian’

Asians Applying to Ivy League Schools Advised to Appear ‘Less Asian’

posted by Nicole Ki

Harvard Librrary

As the summer rolls in, so do SAT and ACT prep classes for many high school students. College campus tours, long road trips, and the pressure of taking the SAT and ACT mark the start of the college search.

For those high-achieving Asian Americans pursuing Ivy League and other elite university, the path may be … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Harvard Freshman Making Waves Running for City Council

Harvard Freshman Making Waves Running for City Council

posted by Randall
Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto

A 19-year old Asian American first year student at Harvard hopes to inspire young people to get involved in politics by running herself.

Nadya Okamoto is up against a field of 25 candidates, including eight incumbents. There are nine open seats for the Cambridge City Council near Boston.

Her odds are long, but … Read more

Campus

Dec 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Students Join Effort to Protect Affirmative Action at Harvard

Asian American Students Join Effort to Protect Affirmative Action at Harvard

posted by Randall
Jason Fong


 
Jason Fong at a news conference to speak out in favor of affirmative action

Two Asian American students have joined Harvard in its effort to defend the schools affirmative action program for underrepresented students.

Both students are from Southern California and are current applicants to Harvard.

“Asian students and other students of color have to … Read more

Campus

Oct 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Campus Roundup: New AAPI Dorm Floor at USC , Protest Fails to Stop Mikado at Harvard

Campus Roundup: New AAPI Dorm Floor at USC , Protest Fails to Stop Mikado at Harvard

posted by Randall

Mikado at HarvardIt’s been a busy week in the news for Asian American students on campuses across the country.

The University of Southern California has announced the creation of a dorm theme floor for Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans, while at cross town rival UCLA an interim director for the Asian American Studies Center has been named.… Read more

Campus

Oct 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall
Harvard Business School

By HBS1908 –    Wikimedia Commons.

Harvard University is reluctantly turning over records of thousands of rejected applicants in a case filed by a group alleging discrimination against Asian Americans, reports Harvard Magazine.

Students whose records will be turned over will be receiving notices from the campus informing them of their options if they object … Read more

Campus

Sep 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Crimson: Harvard Must Release Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

Crimson: Harvard Must Release Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall

HarvardAn anti-affirmative action group has won a court order mandating that Harvard release six years of data from its admissions process, reports the Harvard Crimson.

The ruling requested by Students for Fair Admissions stems from a 2014 lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans through a quota system.

The data will include admissions application … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Finds No Evidence of Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Supreme Court Finds No Evidence of Discrimination Against Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Supreme CourtBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A closer look at the majority opinion in Fisher v University of Texas reveals the four justices found no discrimination against Asian Americans in holistic admissions.

By a four to three vote, the justices ruled the University of Texas did not discriminate against Abigail Fisher, a White student who … Read more

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