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Chinese universities among world’s top schools in producing ultra-rich graduates

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  • Chinese universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University, are among the top universities to produce the most “ultra-wealthy” alumni, according to Altrata.
  • Peking University, the alma mater of Baidu co-founder Robin Li, has produced about 1,101 ultra-high net-worth (UHNW) individuals, landing the school at No. 8 on the list.
  • Tsinghua University, the school from which Chinese President Xi Jinping graduated, churned out about 1,100 ultra-wealthy alumni, placing it at No. 9 on the list.
  • Altrata defined ultra wealthy as those with a net worth of $30 million.
  • Harvard University came in at No. 1 among U.S. universities, with 17,660 ultra wealthy graduates.

Chinese universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University, are among the top universities to produce the most “ultra-wealthy” alumni, according to a recent report from data company Altrata.

Peking University, the alma mater of Baidu co-founder Robin Li, has produced about 1,101 ultra-high net-worth (UHNW) individuals, landing the school at No. 8 on the list. Forbes named the 53-year-old tech company founder the 45th richest person in China, with a net worth of about $7.7 billion.

Cambodian American domestic abuse survivor graduates from college after serving 16 years in prison

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  • A Cambodian American woman who faced deportation after serving 16 years in prison has graduated with a degree in sociology.
  • Ny Nourn, who immigrated to the U.S. at age 5, thanked everyone who never gave up on her while she attended San Francisco State University.
  • Nourn was detained by ICE in 2017 after being incarcerated for 16 years for her role in the killing of her former boss, David Stevens, in 1998.
  • Nourn also pointed out in a follow-up tweet the social inequality that is evident in mass incarceration.
  • Nourn is now co-director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee and plans to raise $25,000 to “support incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and deported community members.”

A Cambodian American woman who faced deportation after serving 16 years in prison has graduated from college.

Ny Nourn, who immigrated to the U.S. at age 5, thanked everyone who never gave up on her while she pursued a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from San Francisco State University.

Study finds gap in college success among Asian American and Pacific Islander students in California

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  • A study conducted by the nonprofit Campaign for College Opportunity, titled “The State of Higher Education for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Californians,” found gaps in college access and success among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students (AANHPI) in California.
  • The May 2022 study showed the disaggregated AANHPI student data, which consists of 30 different ethnic groups.
  • “Asian Americans and NHPIs have a reputation for being successful students, with data on academic outcomes often painting the portrait of a high-performing group, especially for East and South Asian Americans,” the study said.

A study conducted by the nonprofit Campaign for College Opportunity found gaps in college access and success among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students (AANHPI) in California, home to the largest population of Asian Americans in the country.

The May 2022 study, titled “The State of Higher Education for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Californians,” showed the disaggregated AANHPI student data, which consists of 30 different ethnic groups.

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.