By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My young Asian friend got accepted into Yale University’s MBA program. That’s the good part. The bad news is he can’t pay for it. The program costs over $100,000 a year. “My parents are not helping me,” he said. “They said they already paid for [my] undergraduate degree.” It […]
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 […]
BLOG: Why tiger moms fail to raise leaders — Part 1
By Assunta Ng I don’t need to read “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” to be a tiger mom. My mother was one, and I was a sort-of-tiger-sort-of-sheep parent. I often put on a tiger’s front, but in reality, I carried a gentle lamb’s heart.
BLOG: Why I reject Asian cultural values
By Assunta Ng When you read that headline, you probably thought, “Is she crazy? What is she thinking?”
BLOG: Dos and don’ts: Lifestyle tips to save you money
I enjoy a lean lifestyle. I lived thriftily even when our economy prospered. Financial gurus love to advise people to cut back on expenses in this tough economy. However, there are common lifestyle changes you can incorporate to keep wallets full during hard times. 1. Count alcohol out Now that I-1183 has passed, grocery stores […]
BLOG: 8 tips to help working moms balance work and family
By Assunta Ng Sen. Patty Murray was a mom in tennis shoes when she ran for the U.S. Senate in 1992. I was also a mom in tennis shoes when I launched the Seattle Chinese Post in 1982, except I tried to hide my shoes, thinking that men would think less of me if I […]
COMMENTARY: Do elite colleges in the nation discriminate against Asians?
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly January 16 was a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s legacy upholds the principle that all people, regardless of race or creed, should be treated as equals. In a democratic society, education should function as the great equalizer.
Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’
By Jesse Washington The Associated Press Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.
Deputy director of the White House AAPI initiative on the barriers students are currently facing
In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, South Seattle Community College (SSCC) hosted a series of events, which included a forum with Christine
Blog: America, a great civic teacher
More than 500 new citizens attended the July 4 swearing-in ceremony at Seattle Center. But how many of them will actually stay in America?