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by pianoman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 26
Views: 49602

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

An interesting article about the debate around Prop 209 in California. Richard Sander, the co-author of Mismatch , just issued a rebuttal to a rambling and incoherent study written by a man named Zachary Bleemer at the behest of the UC President. The Bleemer study was released as a "working paper" t...
by pianoman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 26
Views: 49602

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

A school system in Maryland, just outside of DC, is undergoing a similar fight over middle- and high-school "gifted and talented" programs as the one going on in NYC . The school board recently changed the criteria for admission to these programs to factor the student's "peer group," as well as othe...
by pianoman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 26
Views: 49602

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

A separate Department of Justice investigation into Yale has concluded that Yale is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by discriminating against Asian and white applicants. This is apparently something of a warning. If Yale does not agree to remove race and national origin from their evaluation pro...
by pianoman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: George Li Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 11196

Re: George Li Thread

George Li playing a Tiny Desk concert on NPR on an upright! (ends with La Campanella, if anyone is interested): https://www.npr.org/2018/08/28/642546451/george-li-tiny-desk-concert https://i.imgur.com/AqZXq1R.jpg The first of half of this disc is a live recording of the work Li is most famous for pl...
by pianoman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Seong-jin Cho Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 11759

Re: Seong-jin Cho Thread

https://i.imgur.com/JJtbIlg.jpg The “Wanderer” Fantasy is somewhat out of character for Schubert. It was his attempt to write a big, in-your-face, virtuosic showpiece when that was really not at all what he was about. But because of this—because a composer’s most technically difficult piece always ...
by pianoman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 26
Views: 49602

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

The celebrated psychologist, YouTube sensation, and former Harvard professor Jordan Peterson weighed in on the Harvard lawsuit a year ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv_BcV6yfyU Peterson very quickly arrives at the core of the matter: that standardized testing and other observable metrics can o...
by pianoman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Seong-jin Cho Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 11759

Re: Seong-jin Cho Thread

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71QNxLk8eSL._SS500_.jpg In the 90s, there was a trend in classical performance to play music on instruments from the period the music was written, as close to the original as possible. A lot of these period performances just reminded us why the world developed mo...
by pianoman
Thu May 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Lang Lang Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 15437

Re: Lang Lang Thread

https://i.imgur.com/MDmOD6p.jpg Those wondering if Lang Lang's first Beethoven album contains any noticeable increase in vigor since his recent betrothal to German-Korean pianist Gina Alice Redlinger will be disappointed to know that all of the material on this disc is drawn from live performances ...
by pianoman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of Asians in Rock Music
Replies: 0
Views: 4819

List of Asians in Rock Music

This list was crowdsourced from multiple Asian Reddit subs, with some of my own information. It is heavily indebted to these two threads: https://www.reddit.com/r/asianamerican/comments/9aujyl/punkindiefolk_bands_with_asianamerican_members/ https://www.reddit.com/r/aznidentity/comments/edxg6j/asian_...
by pianoman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mongolian Folk Metal Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 7597

Re: Mongolian Folk Metal Thread

Album Review: The Gereg https://i.imgur.com/JVHMjoL.jpg This entire album (with one exception) is in the key of Eb at A440, which leads me to think Mongolians tune their instruments a half-step lower (the way Western musicians have during certain periods of history) and that they are playing in wha...