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Archive for 'National Newsbytes'

Race At The Highest Levels Of Education

New ground was broken this month with the selection of Dr. Jim Yong Kim to lead Dartmouth University as its new president. The Korean-born Dr. Kim is the former chairman of Harvard’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and is now Dartmouth’s 17th President. Perhaps even more significant, he is now the Ivy League’s [...]

Activities for the Valentine’s Weekend

It’s that time of year again love birds. February already? Made plans yet for Valentine’s weekend? Make the holiday weekend special! This month Asian Avenue magazine brings you “must-do” activities to celebrate the Valentine’s holiday with your sweetheart.
Share the Sweets, Wine then Dine, Don’t Forget the Flowers!, Dinner for Two… or More, Save Room for [...]

Asian Americans Step into Distinguished Political Roles

On the country enters the new presidential era, several Asian Pacific Americans have been appointed to key positions within the Administration in Washington D.C., and all are the first Asian Americans to take on these roles in our nation’s history.
U.S. Secretary of Energy
Dr. Steven Chu, the sixth Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory [...]

First Vietnamese American in Congress

On December 6, 2008, Anh “Joseph” Quang Cao was elected as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district. Cao, a lawyer and a Republican, defeated nine-term Democratic U.S. Representative William Jefferson. He will be the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress. Upon witnessing, the government’s weak response to Hurricane Katrina, and he soon [...]

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Pacific Islanders power #1 prep football team
The national media focused in October on a high school football team in Euless, Texas, a Dallas suburb. The Trinity Trojans are renowned for winning the state championship in 2005 and 2007, and they’re currently on track to take the title again, with a perfect 2008 season (the final [...]

Mixing It Up: Multi-racial Asian Americans Share Views

It’s a fact of life within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities: the next generations of Asian Americans will be increasingly hapa, or mixed-race.
Within the Japanese, Chinese and Korean communities, the ones who have been in the U.S. longest, it’s common to see plenty of young people who are part Caucasian, African American, and [...]

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LPGA says “English Only” to foreign golfers
Despite the fact that Asian players in Major League Baseball seem to get along fine in interviews with the help of interpreters, the LPGA last month pronounced they would require golfers to take an English proficiency test or face suspension. The organization was concerned that up-and-coming stars – many [...]

National Newsbytes - Sept 2008

APA Olympians competing in Beijing
Of the U.S. delegation of more than 600 athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics, 28 were Asian American. The sports these athletes represent cover the range from swimming, judo and volleyball to badminton and table tennis teams (both all APA) and 105-pound female wrestler Clarissa Chun.
Super Cr3w Wins
After the mostly Asian [...]