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Williams College Faculty Approve Creation of Asian American Studies Concentration
Williams College faculty voted 81-5 to approve the creation of an Asian American studies concentration beginning Fall 2023.
December 8, 2022
Biden Signs Bill to Study Potential Creation of National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture
President Joe Biden signed into law Monday the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act, a move that non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauded.
June 14, 2022
At the University of Michigan, Mapping Software Reveals Prevalence of Anti-AAPI Hate
Throughout 2020, Dr. Melissa Borja, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan (U-M), and a small team of researchers scoured media sites looking for news coverage of incidents of anti-Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate.
November 2, 2021
1.3M Grant to Support Asian American Students at Northern Virginia Community College
October 13, 2021
Report: “No Strong Evidence” of Admission Discrimination of Asian American Applicants at Selective Institutions
New research revealed “no strong evidence” to support claims that Asian American applicants are discriminated against during the admissions process at selective institutions.
July 14, 2021
Where Black History and Asian American History Meet: June 19th
“Critical Race Theory”? That’s a term I’ll leave for the protestors at local school boards to shout about. Serious scholars have more important work. Me, I’m just a journalist engaged in what I’ve dubbed as “comparative race experience.” That’s when the damage is done and we all compare notes and find that people of color […]
June 30, 2021
Supreme Court Seeks Biden Administration’s Advice on Harvard Case
In an unusual request, the United States Supreme Court has asked for the Biden administration’s opinion on whether it should take up the case of Harvard University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions.
June 14, 2021
Not Yet? Harvard Case Not Enough To End Affirmative Action.
Why is the Supreme Court balking on the Harvard affirmative action case? It’s a bad case if you want to get rid of affirmative action. At least ethically and logically. Racists can get rid of it for any reason they want. But we’re talking about the black robes of SCOTUS here.
June 14, 2021
Learn How This Woman’s Journey Has Made Her ‘a Pillar of Stanford’s Asian American Community’
As the child of Chinese immigrants, Cindy Ng wanted to fit in. She wanted to, as Andrew Yang puts it, “out-American the Americans.” That would change though as Ng entered college at the University of California, Berkeley in the early ’70s. It was there she became “sidetracked by activism.”
May 28, 2021
Leadership and Lived Experience: Q&A With Dr. Judy Sakaki, President of Sonoma State University
Dr. Judy Sakaki, president of Sonoma State University, has been committed to leading, developing and implementing best practices in access, affordability, inclusion and student success.
May 12, 2021
Education Department Announces Emergency Grants for Higher Ed
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced more than $36 billion in emergency grants under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act for postsecondary education. These grants will help over 5,000 higher ed institutions provide emergency financial aid to students. ARP will give more than $10 billion to community colleges, more than $2.6 billion to Historically Black […]
May 11, 2021
Recent Violence Stokes Anti-Racist Activism Among Asian American Scholars
In mid-March, the country took notice as eight people were gunned down at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area, six of them of Asian descent. Beyond the anguish and mourning, voices sprang up around the country decrying anti-Asian racism that has been on the rise since the onset of the pandemic.
May 11, 2021
AANHPIHM “Poster Boy” Is Accused Student Who Stands Up to Dartmouth
Sirey Zhang is the new higher ed poster boy for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. He is blasting away at the negative stereotype of the AANHPIHM person who lacks the courage and good sense to speak up. Zhang’s showing some guts standing up to the bullying of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
May 10, 2021
Scholars Call for Academia To Address Anti-Asian Bias With Structural Change
Professors of Asian heritage at U.S. colleges and universities have faced daunting challenges in the past year, and those struggles have intensified in recent months as violence and hate incidents against Asian Americans have escalated.
May 10, 2021
Hitting the Ground Running: A Q&A With Dr. S. David Wu, President of Baruch College
The COVID-19 pandemic hit just as Dr. S. David Wu, president of Baruch College, was celebrating his first year at the helm of the New York City-based institution. He had to move quickly to implement measures to protect his administrators, faculty and students. In a Q&A with Diverse, Wu talks about the experience of leading a school in a major COVID-19 hotspot, being the first Asian American president to lead an institution in The City University of New York (CUNY) system and what leadership lessons he took with him to Baruch from George Mason University, where he served as provost from 2014-2020.
May 7, 2021
Webinar Tackles Anti-Asian Hate
Several hundred educators recently participated in “Community Connection: Recent Incidents of Racially-Motivated Bias, Violence and Hate Against Asian Americans,” produced by ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers—International) and NADOHE (National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education).
April 30, 2021
Do People Really Think Harvard Admissions Discriminates Against Asians?
Harvard’s admissions process is based on a holistic sense of the applicant, not just grades and test scores. It’s a lot like other schools’ methods where grades and test scores and race are just one factor. It’s a method that has stood up to court challenges for years.
April 12, 2021
There Is No Such Thing as Asian Privilege
My mom let me know that she recently purchased a walking stick for when she and my father walk our dog. While they are entering an older stage in their lives, they are still in good health and have no issues walking. They bought the walking stick for the sole purpose of having something to defend themselves with in the case they are attacked. Though she didn’t say it explicitly, she is afraid that she might also become a victim of anti-Asian violence.
April 6, 2021
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