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Omi, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Like "outsiders"--such as the Irish and the Jewish--have been incorporated into the Americans' notions of who are whites, some scholars and policy makers believe that Asian-Americans are following such a trajectory of inclusion under an expanded definition of "whiteness." The sociologist George Yancey, in "Who Is White? Latinos, Asians, and the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Whites, Acculturation, Racial Bias
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
College officials deny it, but many Asian-American high-school students feel they will be held to a higher standard. The idea that Asian-American applicants are held to a higher standard in college admissions has received a wave of attention lately. The U.S. Department of Education is now investigating whether Princeton University discriminates…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, College Admission, Asian American Students, Private Colleges
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Largely because of their high aspirations for their children, many Chinese immigrants are acutely aware of the University of California's new undergraduate-admissions policy. With the new policy, the Board of Regents hopes to widen the applicant pool and give campuses more flexibility in selecting students. Asian-Americans bitterly oppose it,…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Chinese Americans, College Admission, Immigrants
Saigo, Roy H. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Nearly 10 years ago, the author wrote an essay for "The Chronicle" on the underrepresentation of Asian-Americans in academic leadership, especially in institutions and disciplines that have a high percentage of students and faculty members of Asian or Pacific Island ancestry. There have been changes over the past 10 years, but not so much for…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Leadership Qualities, College Presidents, College Faculty
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports the results of a new study on the impact of bans on race-conscious admissions policies which seem to confirm what many critics of affirmative action have long suspected: It is Asian-Americans, rather than whites, who are most disadvantaged by elite universities' consideration of ethnicity and race. Left unanswered are the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Whites, Enrollment, White Students
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Over the next decade, more students of color than ever before will pass through the gates of the nation's colleges and join the ranks of its work force, according to new projections by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. By the year 2020, minority students will account for 45 percent of the nation's public high-school…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, College Applicants, Minority Group Students, Graduates
Moore, Thomas H. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
Allegations that colleges discriminate against Asian Americans in undergraduate admissions are discussed in light of record numbers of Asian Americans being admitted to the nation's elite colleges and universities this fall. (MLW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Asian Americans, College Admission, Enrollment Influences
Magner, Denise K. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1993
Activists say colleges have a tendency to view all Asian Americans as a "model minority" succeeding without need for affirmative action. Demographic diversity of Asian Americans raises complex questions for institutions, who are unable to provide for needs of refugees, recent immigrants, and native-born Americans in two dozen ethnic…
Descriptors: Activism, Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, College Students
Monaghan, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Many Asian-American studies programs have emerged on college campuses recently, due largely to high Asian-American enrollment and student pressure. The field originated in the 1960s, and has broadened to incorporate many ethnic groups. Courses may be either broad-based, comparing ethnic or immigrant groups, or narrowly focused on specific themes.…
Descriptors: American Studies, Asian Americans, Asian Studies, College Curriculum
Oppenheimer, Mark – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
For having achieved a mild cult status after doing the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," lead actors John Cho and Kal Penn deserve their fame, their million-dollar paychecks, and their groupies. Do they deserve Ivy League teaching jobs? This spring Penn (whose real name is Kalpen Modi) taught a large lecture class, "Images of Asian…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Selective Admission
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1988
Asian-Americans, who have traditionally shied away from political activity or have focused efforts more narrowly, are emerging in California as a workable political force in a statewide lobbying organization. (MSE)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Higher Education, Lobbying, Organizations (Groups)
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
After adopting a new, "holistic" approach to reviewing applications, the University of California at Los Angeles has reversed a decline in the share of black students in the freshman class it has admitted for the fall. Figures released by the university this month show that the revised admissions policy appears to have increased black…
Descriptors: College Admission, State Universities, African American Students, Asian American Students
Keller, Josh; Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The University of California has adopted changes to its undergraduate admissions policy that will enlarge its applicant pool and drop the requirement that students take the SAT Subject Tests. The policy is the most significant change in the university's admissions practices in at least a decade. It will increase the number of California…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Affirmative Action, Minority Groups, College Admission
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
After more than five decades of racial integration and four decades of affirmative action, most of the nation's colleges and universities have not come close to eliminating the performance gap that separates many black, Hispanic, and Native American students from their white and Asian-American counterparts. Although some colleges say they are…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Racial Differences, Graduation Rate, Affirmative Action
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
College enrollment data are presented for American Indian, Asian-American, African-American, Hispanic-American, foreign, and white student proportions of total enrollment for 1980 and 1990, and 1990 distribution by institution type (private, public, four-year, two-year), gender, and level (undergraduate, graduate, professional) for 1980, 1982,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Comparative Analysis
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