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Banning Race Conscious Admissions May Disadvantage AAPIs in the Long Run

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By Janelle Wong As a college professor, I study the Asian American experience and teach students about the exclusion of Chinese Americans historically and the everyday racism they continue to confront today.  I not only convey this history to my students, I also teach my son, age 10, about the racial hostilities that have colored the Asian American experience in …

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Is There a Racial Quota for Asian American College Admissions?

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As the Back-to-School Tax Free Weeks in Virginia and Maryland sailed by, it is once again time for kids aged 6-17 to put away the bathing suit and hit up the books. This school year will be an especially distressing one for rising juniors and their families, who are facing one of the most transformative events in their lives: applying …

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Dual Identities: The Emergence of the Asian American Professional

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By Derek Mong “Civic engagement isn’t an action; it’s a lifestyle.” Those were the final words from my internship supervisor at Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote) in 2009. At the time, it had little meaning to me and I stumbled out from the marble steps of our K Street lobby with eyes set on my college and career …

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2014 McEducates Scholarship Program

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  MCDONALD’S® ANNOUNCES THE 11th ANNUAL MCDONALD’S EDUCATES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR GREATER WASHINTGON D.C. AREA STUDENTS Applications must be postmarked by March 21, 2014 Washington, D.C. (February 4, 2014) – The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. will honor area high school seniors through the annual McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program.  Eligible students can download an application by visitingwww.McDonaldsEducates.com. Applications must be postmarked …

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Top Official: Support Efforts to Boost Asian American College Completion

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By Jennie L. Ilustre “We need to have all our kids succeed in getting college education,” keynote speaker Tina Tchen stressed at the Higher Education Summit, held on June 25 in the nation’s capital. “What you all are doing is so important to making sure that all will reach that goal,”  she told leaders of the Asian & Pacific Islander …

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Asian American College Students Intern in DC Through Fellowships

PHOTO CREDIT: Gino Wang

On Sunday, June 9th the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) welcomed their 2013 class of fellows. Thirty-five APA college students and recent graduates who have demonstrated the potential to become future business, community, and professional leaders were awarded Civic Fellowships. ILF Civic Fellows spend eight to ten weeks over the summer interning at federal agencies in Washington, DC, gaining firsthand knowledge …

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Hope Chinese School College Park Campus’ Spring Festival Gala

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After finishing up a regular Chinese language class on Sunday, February 10, Hope Chinese School College Park staged its annual Spring Festival Gala in a multi-level, tiered classroom at the University of Maryland in College Park. Principal Qun Gao gathered all the kids into the room, transformed from a lecture hall to a lantern-filled, Chinese-themed theatre. Several hundred people, including …

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