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Harvard Early Acceptance Rate Up for Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Harvard LibrraryBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

In the face of a federal investigation into discrimination against Asian Americans, Harvard has announced its rate of acceptance of Asian Americans for the class of 2022 is up.

The university says early admittance of Asian American applicants surged to 24.2 percent this year. That’s up from 21.7 percent … Read more

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Department of Justice Ups Pressure on Harvard in Discrimination Investigation

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Department of Justice is upping its pressure on Harvard in its investigation of discrimination against Asian Americans at the elite university.
 
A letter from the DOJ to the school obtained by the Wall Street Journal stated Harvard is being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination … Read more

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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

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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A rising junior at Harvard, Schulyer Bailar originally made Harvard’s swim team as a woman.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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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