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)


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

Sequester, Voting Rights Act and the Pope’s Silver Lining

by | March 5, 2013
As you all know, Higher Ed isn’t sequestered from this thing called “sequester,” and it [...] Read more

Diversity? Not Really at the Oscars

by | February 25, 2013
I guess Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance announcing Best Picture should have been diversi [...] Read more

Will African-Americans Be Used as a Wedge Against Immigration Reform?

by | February 18, 2013
Tonight in New York City, the Lunar New Year meets Black History month as the Asian American Le [...] Read more

Where is Duke on racism and diversity really?

by | February 11, 2013
The national focus on Duke’s racist anti-Asian frat party may have subsided with Kappa Sigma [...] Read more

Super Bowl XLVII: Best Showcase of Higher Ed?

by | February 4, 2013
Did you see Delaware’s Joe Flacco best University of Nevada Reno’s Colin Kaepernick in Supe [...] Read more

You know MLK, but do you know FTK?: Why we all should celebrate Fred T. Korematsu

by | January 29, 2013
In 1942, Korematsu, when he was all of 23, refused the U.S. government's order to be placed in [...] Read more

Obama awakes, takes it to Romney in 2nd debate; Education finally gets some mention

by | October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama seemed to finally figure out what to do in a debate—to assert and [...] Read more