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An Asian/White Divide in Silicon Valley

Many statistics quoted about Silicon Valley diversity often lump Asian and Whites together vs Hispanics and African Americans. This sorting implies that there is some kind of unity between Asian and Whites in Silicon Valley. As a longtime resident, I … Continue reading

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8AsiansNews: Debate on Affirmative Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AycvECJji9s Debate held at Harvard University discusses the question “Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?” as featured on NPR Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates Podcast.

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One Easy Way to Win Praise and Adulation for Getting into Harvard and Stanford

With the revelation from an Ivy admissions insider about biases against Asian Americans and ever increasing application pools, it seems more and more difficult for an Asian American to get into “dream” schools like Princeton and UC Berkeley. Some Asian … Continue reading

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The College Admissions Game Addendum 1: Rankings, Ratings, and Registering

How much is getting into a top ranked college worth? One family from Hong Kong offered up to $400K to a popular Silicon Valley consultant to get their “C” average student into a top ranked school. This raises many questions, … Continue reading

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Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill Discrimination Suits: Good or Bad for Asian Americans?

Harvard and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have been sued for their admissions practices by the organization Project for Fair Representation.  The suit says that Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill are making admissions harder for Asian Americans than … Continue reading

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Asian Associations on American College Campuses

The recent talk at Harvard about being Asian American on college campus made me reflect. During my senior year at Claremont McKenna College, I was the head chair of the Chinese Student Association (CSA), which was a 5-college organization that … Continue reading

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Admissions Discrimination Investigation Against Harvard and Princeton Closed After Complaint Withdrawn

An investigation into whether Harvard and Princeton’s admissions discriminate against Asian Americans has been dropped after the complaint by an Indian American student in California was withdrawn. The student and his family have not said why the complaints were withdrawn. … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department Investigating Harvard and Princeton for Discrimination against APAs

An Indian American student has triggered an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights into discrimination by Harvard and Princeton University against Asian Americans. Studies from Princeton itself conclude that Asian Americans need higher test scores … Continue reading

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Why Harvard Wasn’t For Me

With all the high school seniors going off to college and the inspiring article by George Chen giving great advice to others about college admissions, I thought I would share my own college choice story. Unlike the tiger daughter with … Continue reading

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Is Jeremy Lin finally getting more respect?

On the face of it, Jeremy Lin seems to be getting more respect and exposure.  Time Magazine has an article on him called “Harvard’s Hoop Star is Asian.  Why is that a problem?” The article talks about the double novelty … Continue reading

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