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
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
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
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
An 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
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
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
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 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
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