Archive for June, 2010

noah feldman on the decline of the wasp

I think the humor is unintentional, but I thought it was pretty funny.

The spread of Ivy League style is therefore not a frivolous matter. Today the wearing of the tweed is not anachronism or assimilation, but a mark of respect for the distinctive ethnic group that opened its doors to all — an accomplishment that must be remembered, acknowledged and emulated.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/opinion/28feldman.html?src=me&ref=general

[More unintentional humor: “They couldn’t have been spies,” she said. “Look what she did with the hydrangeas.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/world/europe/29spy.html?hp]

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aapis and federal higher ed policy

A new report on AAPIs and higher ed policy put out by Rob Teranishi’s team: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/care/2010CAREReport.pdf

Marybeth Gasman’s blog on last week’s APIASF summit: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/A-New-Type-of-Minority-Serving/25079/

teaching sat prep

This article was kind of painful but it also made me 1) laugh because I’m writing an article on Chinese/Korean Am participation in SAT prep and 2) be thankful to have the option of being paid on a 12-month schedule.

http://chronicle.com/article/My-Summer-in-Test-Prep/65996/

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+Asian Americans = winning combo

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/arts/music/20legaci.html?hp

well said

Warren Buffet: http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/15/news/newsmakers/Warren_Buffett_Pledge_Letter.fortune/

In honor of my colleague Peter Magolda, owner of a pedal-operated snow cone machine: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/dining/16ice.html?src=me&ref=homepage

drool

http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Libraries-Still-Matter-/65708/

(but does ohio state’s library have an official thunder room?  i think not!  still, kudos for osu for supplying 80% of the books that i check out via ohio-link.)

magnificent migrants

Reposted from Cindy Mosqueda, really wonderful pictures: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/05/28/the_magnificent_migrants?page=0,0

Some of them send back the equivalent of my old grad school stipend…I have no idea how you do that and live in NYC.