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Thursday August 25, 2016

More Faculty Diversity, Not on Tenure Track

Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.
Thursday August 25, 2016

State bill to expand definition of ‘Asian American’ draws ire, praise

AirTalk, Southern California Public Radio

AB 1726, or the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD), would require higher education and public health institutions to collect data on more groups under the label, “Asian-American.”
Thursday August 25, 2016

Asian-American Students Targets of Bullying: Federal Report

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang,

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Bullying Prevention Task Force released a new report Friday at the fifth annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on how AAPI students experience bullying and what can be done.
Thursday June 30, 2016

The Professional Burdens of Being a ‘Model Minority’

Adia Harvey Wingfield, The Atlantic

Stereotypes about Asian Americans are often held up as proof that racial labels can be flattering, but they subtly produce a number of problems in schools and offices.
Thursday June 30, 2016

'Brexit' fall-out: Winners and losers

Paul Davidson, USA TODAY

The U.S. economy will likely take a modest hit from the United Kingdom’s vote last week to leave the European Union, but the episode is expected to produce some winners as well as losers.
Thursday June 30, 2016

Opinion: In 2016, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Are Ready To Be Heard

by Christine Chen and Carolyn Dewitt

For too long, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been rendered invisible and taken for granted...
Friday May 20, 2016

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness

Charisse Trinidad, Asian Journal

Throughout the month of May, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the US celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Representatives Norman Mineta of California and Frank Horton of New York introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week in June of 1977. By 1978, President Carter signed a resolution making it an annual celebration.
Friday May 20, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the Jobs Report

Harin J. Contractor and Charles Carson, Observer

In April, payroll employment grew 160,000 and the unemployment rate remained the same at 5.0 percent. This is only the second time in the last year where job growth did not exceed 200,000/month. We wanted to use today’s report to put a spotlight on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in honor of heritage month.
Friday May 20, 2016

New Data Disaggregation Initiative Announced by Dept. of Education

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang,

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new $1 million Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data Disaggregation Initiative, Secretary of Education John King announced last week.
Saturday April 23, 2016

Advice for Asian American Young Professionals

Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

I wrote this blog for someone specific....I was asked to offer advice to young Asian Americans. I have always backed independent thinking. Here is what I have to say about professional success: it’s about much more than technical skill. Develop the “soft” skills, the “people” skills, emotional intelligence...
Saturday April 23, 2016

Doctors' message to Asian Americans: Watch out for diabetes even if you're young and thin

Soumya Karlamangla, Contact Reporter,

The patients filing into Dr. Ronesh Sinha's clinic in Redwood City, Calif., were like nothing he had ever seen...The Silicon Valley techies visiting his office were typically slender Asian Americans in their 30s who worked out regularly and ate healthy meals. But, as Sinha repeatedly found, they either already had or were about to get diabetes.
Saturday April 23, 2016

Asian-American Actresses Speak Out Against ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Casting

Carly Ledbetter, Entertainment Writer, Huffington Post

Constance Wu and Ming-Na Wen are not happy about Scarlett Johansson’s role.
Friday March 11, 2016

Asian-Americans Ask Obama to Nominate One to Supreme Court

Colin Mo, Medill Reports Chicago

As the nation waits for President Obama to send the Senate a list of nominees for the Supreme Court, Asian-American interest groups and organizations around the country want the President of the United States to know one thing: In the interest of diversity, they wish to see him include Asian-Americans in that list.
Friday March 11, 2016

Texas Republican Primary Results Leaves Some Asian Americans Divided

Emil Guillermo, NBC News

Texas not only had the top prize Tuesday night — 155 Republican delegates — it also featured the largest Asian American electorate among the Super Tuesday states.
Friday March 11, 2016

What It's Like to Be the Butt of the Joke. One of the Kids at the Oscars Speaks Out

Ada Tseng, Public Radio International

In Sunday night's Academy Awards broadcast, host Chris Rock did a skit where he introduced the “dedicated, accurate and hard-working” accountants “Ming Zhu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz” responsible for counting the votes for the night. He then welcomed the three tuxedo-clad kids, Kung included, holding briefcases: a play on the stereotype of Asian (and Jewish) Americans being model minorities who are good at math.
Monday December 7, 2015

Courting the Youth Vote: How Both Parties Plan to Target Asian-American Millennials

David Lumb, NBC News

A new study concludes that with significant voter outreach, Asian-American youth voter turnout has the potential to rise significantly above previous levels for midterm elections, growing from a mere 37 percent to as high as 63 percent.
Monday December 7, 2015

5 Things to Watch in the November Jobs Report

Kate Davidson,

Friday’s jobs report from the Labor Department will offer the final key piece of economic data for Federal Reserve officials before they decide whether to raise short-term interest rates this month. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate payroll growth of 205,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 5%. Here are five things to watch in the report.
Monday December 7, 2015

Online Resources Top Resource for Job Search, Smartphone Role Increasing, PEW Research Finds

The Internet is an essential employment resource for many of today’s job seekers, according to a new survey released by Pew Research Center.
Friday November 6, 2015

Thank You for Attending - The 14th Annual Asian Diversity Career Exposition

ADI Team

The 14th Annual Asian Diversity Career Exposition was a wonderful success!
Friday November 6, 2015

Why Asian-Americans Don't Vote Republican

Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, Vanderbilt University

In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won 73% of the Asian-American vote. That exceeded his support among traditional Democratic Party constituencies like Hispanics (71%) and women (55%)...Republicans should be alarmed by this statistic, as Asians weren't always so far out of reach for Republicans.
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