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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Asian American Groups to File Bias Complaint against Three Ivy League Schools

posted by Randall
Brown University

Brown University

A coalition of mostly immigrant groups from the Chinese community is calling on federal authorities to investigate racial bias in admissions against Asian Americans at Yale, Brown and Dartmouth, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The group is also urging Asian American groups to jointly file complaints against the three Ivy League … Read more

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Campus Round Up: Asian American Studies Expanded. Pacific Islander Students May Be Recognized

posted by Randall
University of Washington

University of Washington

The Associated Students of the University of Washington is moving towards granting for the first time protected seats in the student senate for legacy Pacific Islander groups while the popularity of Asian American Studies at Harvard is on the rise.

The Crimson reports 100 students packed this year’s first lecture of the … Read more

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NY Times: Candidates Question Treatment of Asian American Applicants at Harvard

posted by Randall
Harvard

Harvard

The New York Times reports that a slate of outsiders lead by anti-affirmative action advocate Ron Unz is running for the Board of Overseers at Harvard.

Among their platform which includes making undergraduate tuition at Harvard free is disclosure of data showing how the university’s freshman class is selected each year.

Their motivation is … Read more

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Harvard Crimson: Campus Launches Asian American Studies Working Group

posted by Randall

Harvard Asian American Studies Working Group

Students and faculty in the field of Asian American Studies now have a place where they can get together and share their thoughts at Harvard, reports the Harvard Crimson.

The Asian American Studies working group was launched by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights and is the first such group on campus devoted … Read more

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Harvard Crimson: Princeton no discrimination ruling doesn’t clear Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardA recent civil rights ruling  in favor of Princeton  does not clear Harvard from similar charges that it discriminates against Asian Americans in admissions, according to legal experts the Harvard Crimson interviewed.

Harvard was sued by the anti-affirmative action group Project on Fair Representation last November. The lawsuit accused the university of holding Asian Americans … Read more

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