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by pianoman
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 36
Views: 105002

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

And the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case in its next term, which should be in the fall of 2022. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-01-25/supreme-court-should-just-end-college-affirmative-action Supreme Court Should Just End College Affirmative Action The justices have been spli...
by pianoman
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 36
Views: 105002

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

As expected, the Biden administration has thrown its full geriatric weight against the lawsuit reaching the Supreme Court: https://news.yahoo.com/biden-administration-asks-u-supreme-003359402.html Biden administration asks U.S. Supreme Court to reject Harvard affirmative action case Nate Raymond Dec...
by pianoman
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 36
Views: 105002

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

. . . aaand Harvard is going test optional: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/12/16/metro/harvard-accepts-740-students-early-admission-will-continue-not-requiring-sat-or-act/ Harvard accepts 740 students for early admission, will continue not requiring SAT or ACT By Jeremy C. Fox Globe Correspondent,...
by pianoman
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyrus Wong 1910-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 15409

Re: Tyrus Wong 1910-2016

This seems to belong here. A Japanese-American artist who learned to draw as a teenager in an internment camp worked for Disney and then Hanna-Barbera. He created the characters Scooby-Doo and Astro (family dog of the Jetsons) and worked on the classic Disney films Cinderella (1950), Peter Pan (1953...
by pianoman
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 36
Views: 105002

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

They tried changing the test. Since that didn't work, just get rid of it! https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-18/uc-slams-door-on-sat-and-all-standardized-admissions-tests UC slams the door on standardized admissions tests, nixing any SAT alternative By Teresa WatanabeStaff Writer Nov. ...
by pianoman
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De Blasio Trying to Push Asians out of Elite NY Schools
Replies: 10
Views: 31737

Re: De Blasio Trying to Push Asians out of Elite NY Schools

An excellent account of the fight against anti-Asian quotas in selective public school programs was just published by one of the founders of the organizations who have been fighting in the trenches: https://www.city-journal.org/wai-wah-chin-reflects-on-new-yorks-parent-revolt New York’s Parent Revol...
by pianoman
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Piano
Topic: Seong-jin Cho Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 22622

Re: Seong-jin Cho Thread

https://i.imgur.com/ItvQhTd.jpg Cho gives a reading of the Scherzi and runs through the lesser performed Concerto No. 2. Cho's tendency is to elongate the writing--to widen it, if you will. This is an expansive, nearly symphonic reading of these works. The slower and more lyrical middle sections ar...
by pianoman
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De Blasio Trying to Push Asians out of Elite NY Schools
Replies: 10
Views: 31737

Re: De Blasio Trying to Push Asians out of Elite NY Schools

The results of the recent local elections in NYC show a large shift towards Republicans among the Asian population there. The Democrats' attack on meritocracy and the rise in anti-Asian street violence is cited as the cause: https://nypost.com/2021/11/05/nyc-asians-slap-dems-at-polls-on-gifted-talen...
by pianoman
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Composition
Topic: Bright Sheng Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 14335

Re: Bright Sheng Thread

Almost 700 U of M faculty have published an open letter defending Sheng: https://slippedisc.com/2021/11/university-of-michigan-staff-come-out-strngly-for-bright-sheng/ To: Dean David Gier Cc: Provost Susan Collins, President Mark Schlissel, Professor Bright Sheng Dear Dean Gier, We are writing to pr...
by pianoman
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: 2021 (postponed 2020) Chopin Competition
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

2021 (postponed 2020) Chopin Competition

The winners of the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition that wrapped up October 23 are: 1st (€40,000)--Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu, Canada (via Beijing) https://i.imgur.com/2J5PUfv.jpg 2nd (€30,000)--Alexander Gadjiev, Italy/Slovenia (also won special prize for best sonata €10,000) https://i.imgur.co...