Emil Guillermo - Higher Education
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Emil Guillermo
Emil Guillermo is a print and broadcast journalist, commentator and humorist. His column, "Emil Amok," appeared for more than 14 years in AsianWeek at one time, and now appears on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund site.  As a former host of NPR's "All Things Considered" he was the first Asian American male, and first Filipino American, to host a regularly scheduled national news broadcast. He is the author of Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective -- a compilation of essays originally published in Asian Week—that won an American Book Award in 2000. Emil Guillermo writes on issues of race, culture and politics for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (www.aaldef.org/blog)


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Presidents’ Day, the News and an Anti-diversity President

by | February 18, 2018 There’s been way too much news of consequence of late. Starting with 17 lives taken at a Flor Read more

UC’s Best Advice to ‘Dreamers’: Ignore Trump Show, File for DACA

by | January 22, 2018
Government shutdown? Forget the blame game. We saw the process unfold before our eyes. It was o [...] Read more

Educators Should Care About “Fire and Fury”

by | January 8, 2018
If you’re in higher ed and are trying to ignore Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the T [...] Read more

Through Mayor Ed Lee, Diversity Served a Community, a City, a Nation

by | December 17, 2017
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died early Dec. 12 after collapsing from a heart attack, was mo [...] Read more

Higher Education Devalued Under Trump/GOP Tax Bill

by | December 10, 2017
The truth is anything connected to higher ed got the shaft in this massive legislation th [...] Read more

Dems Stopped Hillsdale College in Tax Bill, But Lost the War for Education

by | December 3, 2017
It seemed like an exercise straight out of college life. It wasn’t an all-nighter, but close [...] Read more

Listen to Students About Sexual Harassment On Campus

by | November 26, 2017
It’s the age of digital promiscuity where everyone it seems is swiping left and right, but it [...] Read more

Perversity and Diversity—Does Higher Ed Have a Role in a New Kind of Sex Education??

by | November 14, 2017
The bad stories that bring shame, we usually keep to ourselves. It’s a sign of a real change [...] Read more

Finally a Greek Ban—But Just at FSU? Why Not Permanently for All Campuses?

by | November 7, 2017
There’s way too much death lately in American society. After the terrorism incident in New Yo [...] Read more

Air Force Academy Head Shows What Real Leadership on Race Looks Like

by | October 1, 2017
The nation, especially our commander-in-chief, just got a lesson on how to talk about race and [...] Read more

Napolitano Welcomes Other Schools and Universities to Join DACA Lawsuit

by | September 11, 2017
As the head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, UC President Ja [...] Read more

Sex and Higher Ed? Pitino’s Light Punishment Says It All

by | June 15, 2017
The NCAA Committee on Infractions just showed how its moral compass sort of points the right wa [...] Read more

Emil Guillermo: ‘Almost Christmas’ Almost an Antidote for the Election of Trump

by | November 13, 2016
On the Friday after the most shocking election in recent history, I elected to shut off the new [...] Read more

After 20-plus AAJA Conferences, Achieving Diversity in Media No Different Now, Maybe Even Harder

by | August 14, 2016
In education, in the media, we fight the same battles. It boils down to the basics: How do we g [...] Read more

After Brexit Vote and the DACA Block: Can We Really Reverse Diversity?

by | June 27, 2016
On the week of the disappointing coincidence of the Brexit vote and the Supreme Court decision [...] Read more
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