Entries by NANCY MCNAMARA

UT affirmative action case divides Asian-Americans

August 19, 2012 On its surface, the case of Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas revolves around whether the school’s consideration of race in admissions led to the rejection of a white student. But as the case nears the Supreme Court’s fall docket, it is also stirring a debate about the impact of affirmative […]

Color-blind or Just Blind? – The Latest Challenge to Affirmative Action

August 13, 2012 Supporters of affirmative action file their amici briefs today in support of University of Texas (UT)-Austin in Fisher vs UT-Austin, the latest Supreme Court case on race-conscious college admissions. Conservative pundits are quick to point to Asian Americans as a racial minority unfairly disadvantaged by affirmative action, and the mainstream media holds […]

MHS Alumna Represents Islanders in Higher Education Summit

July 12, 2012 Gates Millenium scholar Samantha Birmingham-Babauta was scholar representative in the third annual Higher Education Summit held at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. last month. In an email to Variety, Birmingham-Babauta said, “As a Gates Millennium and Asian Pacific Islander Scholar, I was selected as a scholar […]

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Research Initiative to Examine Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Success

July 11, 2012 The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and the National Commission on Asian-American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) have secured $2 million in foundation grants to fund one of the largest research projects to explore Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) college student success. Read More →

Huffington Post-Education: Affirmative Action Admissions: Asian Americans Support Race-Conscious Practices, Survey Finds

June 26, 2012 New findings throw a wrench in an already heated debate on the proper place of affirmative action in college admission. According to two new reports, most Asian Americans support race-conscious practices in college admissions. The Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education and National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in […]

AALDEF: The Majority of Asian Americans Support Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

June 25, 2012 In anticipation of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Educatio (APAHE) and National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) have released policy papers examining Asian American support for race-conscious policies. Both papers cite multiple […]