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IS BIAS BACK IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS? TOUGH TOPIC—-TERRIFIC PANEL

by  David A. Lehrer

February 6, 2014 | 3:42 pm

Several months ago, this blog wrote about the apparent bias against Asian Americans practiced by some of America’s most elite universities.

Next week, Community Advocates, NPR station KPCC and the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, will join together to offer a high- powered panel exploring this complex topic. The program will subsequently be aired on KPCC’s Airtalk broadcast hosted by Larry Mantle.

I hope you can join us on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo (111 No. Central Avenue, Los Angeles). There is no charge.

The panel is a distinguished one that will offer a variety of viewpoints and perspectives---all of which will be probed and challenged by Larry Mantle.
Please make a reservation by clicking HERE.

Are Quotas Back? Anti-Asian Bias in Higher Education, Is It Real?
Studies suggest that Asian students at highly selective universities have mean SAT scores considerably higher than their white and black classmates yet are rejected at a disproportionate rate given their credentials. The Ivies have enrolled, on average, 16.5% Asian students between 1995 and 2011 while the underlying population of Asian students in the US has more than doubled in that period. Is there a benign explanation for these numbers? Rumors of discriminatory quotas abound---what’s really happening?

Prof. Richard H. Sander
(UCLA School of Law)
Richard Sander has taught at UCLA Law School since 1989. He has studied affirmative action and its impact since 2004 and is the author (along with Stuart Taylor, Jr.) of the recent book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It. He recently won a significant case before the California Supreme Court involving law school admissions.


Prof. Nancy Leong
(Sturm College of Law, University of Denver)
Professor Leong graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. Her scholarship and teaching interests include constitutional rights and remedies. She recently published an extensive article in the Harvard Law Review on the topic of Racial Capitalism. In the fall of 2013 she was a visiting professor at the School of Law at UCLA.

Albert Giang
(Caldwell, Leslie and Proctor)
Albert Giang is an attorney in private practice who has litigated numerous cases involving affirmative action in university admissions. He filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 70 Asian American organizations defending the use of affirmative action. He has been named one of the leading “under 40” Asian American attorneys in the country.

Dr. Kevin Newman
(Windward School)
Kevin Newman is Assistant Head of School at Windward School. He has been involved in the college admissions process for over fifteen years. He earned an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School and an Educational Doctorate Degree from UCLA.  His dissertation research focused on creating a positive, multi-cultural environment in independent schools.

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