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16-Year-Old Student Becomes Youngest University of Toronto Graduate in 40 Years

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A 16-year-old is set to become the youngest student to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences in at least 40 years.

An unconventional path: Vivian Xie, who found the last four years of her university life to be “pretty normal,” is double majoring in both biology and cell and molecular biology. She plans on pursuing a master’s degree in applied immunology at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine this fall, reported CBC

Jackson He Becomes First Chinese-Born Player to Score Touchdown in Football Bowl Subdivision History

He Peizhang, also known by his English name Jackson He, has become the first Chinese-born player to score a touchdown in Football Bowl Subdivision history during a Dec. 11 game.

The historic moment happened on Friday when Arizona State University’s Sun Devils won against rival Arizona Wildcats, according to Fox News. The 22-year-old athlete scored a 1-yard run that ultimately gave them the final 70-7 score.

Asian American Students Who Don’t Get in Their First-Choice University End Up Just Fine, Study Says

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A new study has contradicted claims that Asian American students are harmed if they fail to get into their first-choice college or university.

In 2015 and 2016, the Coalition of Asian American Associations (CAAA) and the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), respectively, lodged nearly identical legal complaints with the Department of Justice, arguing that these students suffer from lower academic achievement, reduced co-curricular activities and a lack of self-confidence, among other negative consequences.

‘It’s Political’: Critics Slam DOJ’s Claim That Yale Discriminates Against Asian Americans

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Some experts have criticized the Department of Justice over its recent announcement that Yale University “illegally discriminates” against Asian American and White applicants, claiming that the move must be politically-motivated.

Last Thursday, the federal executive department released a report that accused the Ivy League institution of rejecting “scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” in favor of African American, Hispanic and “certain other applicants.”

Yale University ‘Illegally Discriminates’ Asians and Whites in Admissions Process, According to DOJ

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Following a two-year investigation into Yale University’s undergraduate admissions process, the Department of Justice has deemed the practice to be discriminatory toward Asian and White students.

The DOJ’s findings: The investigation, which was based on a complaint by Asian American groups against Yale over its undergrad admissions process in 2016, found on Thursday that the Ivy League school violated Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Dartmouth Students Code Entire Site in 36 Hours to Help Over 6,000 Essential Workers

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Two Dartmouth College students used the time they had during the pandemic to create Give Essential, a website that matches frontline workers with essential items donated from all over the country.

Sophomore Rine Uhm and senior Amy Guan, the founders of Give Essential and roommates at Dartmouth, were driven to take action after reading about the risks and challenges essential workers face. Guan coded the Give Essential website entirely by herself in 36 hours.