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)


President Obama Sparks a National Conversation on Race After Trayvon Martin Verdict

by | July 22, 2013
Now that the president has finally addressed the topic of race publicly, what will the conversa [...] Read more

Putting the Facts and Race in Perspective in the Zimmerman Acquittal

by | July 15, 2013
Still have a problem with the acquittal in the Trayvon Martin killing? The basic facts still do [...] Read more

Asiana Crash Exposes 21st Century Racism on Twitter

by | July 8, 2013
If you see the Internet as raceless, colorblind and digital, think again my friend. It’s a br [...] Read more

What Diversity and Equality Look Like

by | July 1, 2013
The Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA last week led to a weekend filled with hundreds of wedding [...] Read more

Supreme Court’s Ruling Means Affirmative Action Safe for Now

by | June 24, 2013
I always thought Abigail Fisher’s case wasn’t quite good enough to bring down what has bee [...] Read more

A Dyslexic’s Success Story: How My Son Got Into UC Berkeley (Part II)

by | June 16, 2013
For Father’s Day, I wanted to share the rest of the story about my son. [...] Read more

Triumph Over Dyslexia: A 4.3 GPA and Admission to UC Berkeley

by | June 10, 2013
By this time in June, everyone should have a special graduation story of their own, but I wante [...] Read more

Redskins’ Name Fight Shows Diversity Loosely Embraced

by | June 2, 2013
If Redskins name change issue is a barometer for real diversity in America, the outlook is not [...] Read more

States Raise Budgets for Colleges and Universities, But Does That Mean Jobs?

by | May 28, 2013
Will professors be aptly compensated now that states are increasing their budgets for colleges [...] Read more

President Obama Sets Tone at Morehouse

by | May 20, 2013
The best commencement speech this week, by far, was the one delivered by President Obama at Mor [...] Read more

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Still Needed on Campus

by | May 12, 2013
Just in case, you didn’t realize it, this is Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. [...] Read more

Higher Ed and the Dreamers: The Big Winners in Immigration Bill By Far

by | May 6, 2013
Compromise is imperfect, but colleges and universities have to be happy with the immigration bi [...] Read more

Boston Shouldn’t Threaten Our Notion of Diversity

by | April 29, 2013
Flowers, a symbol of both life and mourning, it turns out also symbolize another important valu [...] Read more

No April Fools: A Tycoon to the Rescue of Post-Grad Studies in China

by | April 22, 2013
Just as the fictional Gong was rejected by Harvard, Schwarzman was a Yale senior in 1969 and re [...] Read more