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Tested: An Interview with Filmmaker Curtis Chin

Filmmaker Curtis Chin gained notoriety for his documentary “Vincent Who?” about Vincent Chin (no relation), an Asian American killed by Detroit autoworkers who blamed him for the loss of their jobs. They conflated this Chinese American with the rise of the Japanese auto industry.  It was a turning point in the lives of Asian Americans.  As Frank Wu wrote in […]

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Reconceptualizing the Credit Hour in Colleges and Universities

Lately, I have been thinking a great deal about the first two years of undergraduate education, as I plan to conduct an ethnography on developmental education and college writing centers for my dissertation. Ultimately, I believe that a few institutions may try to reconceptualize the credit hour in an attempt to better capture student effort […]

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The Centrality of Due Process in Sexual Assault Adjudication

The news last month hit very close to home. USC lost on appeal its suspension of a student accused of sexual assault. There are two reasons a decision could be overturned—procedural errors or a determination about the evidence. For this blog, I’ll focus on the issue of procedural errors, an element in the decision against USC […]

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Public K-12 and Higher Education Boards: Different Students, Same Issues?

I do research on higher education boards. This week though I actually attended a K-12 school board meeting.  It got me to thinking, or really questioning some of the similarities between the two different types of boards.  There are some components of boards that might be cause for pause—I take up 3 here. First, as […]

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Today is International Women’s Day

Thursday, February 25, 2016 was the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf contest at Waimea Bay, North Shore Oahu. “The Eddie” as it is known, is a big wave surfing competition that is only held when waves in Waimea Bay top 20 feet and that hasn’t happened since 2009. The Eddie is held to […]

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Requiem for a Heavyweight – Part Deux Phoenix Rising

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The E in STEM

In addition to my Ph.D. from Rossier this past year, I also earned my M.A. in economics. I’ve become more and more interested in learning more about the representation of students of color and women of color in economics degree programs. The national focus on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities (URM) in STEM (Science, […]

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Why “Between the World and Me” is Required Reading

1. Written as a letter from father to son, Between the World and Me chronicles key moments in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ life. Imparting lessons to his son and the reader, the author, who contributes to The Atlantic, presents an unidealized portrait of America and its history of racial injustice and violence. The emotional center of the […]

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Inside the Cardinal and Gold Curtain: Embracing Opportunities for College Access

Improving college access and opportunity for students of low income and historically underserved groups depends on the adults in their lives and the tenacity of the individual students to take risks those adults may or may not encourage them to pursue. How the student learns what choices are available and the certain realities leading to […]

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First 8 Days of February: Journaling Race

February 12, 2016 Dear Diary, Race is salient and ever present in my academic life. I don’t have to look for it, it finds me. Part I. Veteranas & Rucas There is this KCET article on Facebook about an Instagram feed called Veteranas_and_Rucas, which focuses largely on the Chicano party scene in Southern California in […]

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