Harvard University recently admitted a record number of Asian American students in its latest admissions cycle, according to The Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper of Harvard University.
Harvard accepts record low percentage of applicants
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — It’s harder than ever to get into Harvard University. The Ivy League school announced April 1 that it had accepted 2,037 students for next fall’s freshman class out of a pool of 39,041 applicants — a 5.2 percent acceptance rate. Last year, Harvard admitted 5.3 percent of applicants. The class includes […]
BLOG: Chinese President Xi left… — But the real gains still resonate for Seattle
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly When Chinese President Xi Jinping picked Seattle as his first stop to land in America recently, several U.S. cities reacted with disbelief and jealousy, and numerous governors felt slighted. Why Seattle again? Didn’t Xi’s three predecessors visit Seattle before? Shouldn’t Xi experience other U.S. cities? Suddenly, Seattle—one of the […]
Asian groups file complaint over Harvard admission
By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Pakistani groups came together […]
Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University
Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]
Cambodian Minister of Commerce comes to town
The new Cambodian Minister of Commerce, Chanthol Sun, visited Seattle on June 17, where he spoke at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd. Sun has been traveling the United States on a mission to promote increased trade between the two countries, and to attract more foreign investment […]
BLOG: Rhea Suh, a product of the American Dream
By Assunta Ng It’s always wonderful to see Obama’s Asian appointees in Seattle. Last Sunday, Rhea Suh accompanied Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the signing ceremony for the Wing Luke Museum’s becoming an Associated Affiliate of the National Parks System.
Art of the Ramayana features at museum
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Starting this month and running through Dec. 2, the Seattle Asian Art Museum
Bo Xilai’s scandal leads to a call for tougher anti-corruption efforts
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member, whose wife has been named a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.
EDITORIAL: Dr. Jim Yong Kim did it. What’s your excuse?
Dr. Jim Yong Kim defied the odds and became the first Asian American to head the World Bank. Despite his achievements as a physician, global health expert, and president of Dartmouth College, Kim faced a challenging run against two other candidates, one from Nigeria and one from Colombia. He also faced opposition from member countries […]