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)


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

Robinson Day Brings Pang of Guilt to MLB — But Are Times Just Different?

by | April 14, 2013
As important as a breakthrough can be, sustaining the momentum is equally as important. [...] Read more

NCAA Tournament Important to Recruiting — But Not Likely to Rutgers

by | April 8, 2013
Anyone want to go to a school that now has a history of homophobia as well as physical abuse of [...] Read more

Incredibly, Rejected Asian Americans Start New “Historical Asian American College and University” Movement

by | March 31, 2013
Billionaire cites difficulty for Asian Americans to get beyond the limitations of top instituti [...] Read more

Admissions and ‘Admission’

by | March 24, 2013
It seems wholly appropriate that most colleges send out their judgment notices around Holy Week [...] Read more

Will New Report Move Colleges Toward a Color-Blind Sense of Diversity?

by | March 18, 2013
Anti-affirmative action advocates (from both the left and right), have long said it was really [...] Read more

Pricey Colleges, the High Cost of Nutella and Timberlake’s Vegan Shake

by | March 17, 2013
Is it just New York’s Columbia University or is the insatiable demand for this thing called N [...] Read more