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Week in Review: June 21, 2019

What’s new this week:

Noel Harmon, president and executive director of Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars, explains why the summer is a great time for rising high school seniors to research scholarships in this Medium essay.

In an article for U.S. News & World Report, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Science Assistant Dean Yvette Perry weighs in on the top undergraduate majors at the top med schools and how the changes to the MCAT drove changes in major choice. The piece also ran on Yahoo! News.

My Coalition wants to simplify the college application process, especially for low-income students. College Confidential has more on how they’re planning to make this happen.

In this piece for The Washington Post, Grinnell College Professor Mark Laver examines country music’s complicated relationship and history with race.

Congratulations to APIA Scholars President and Executive Director Noel S. Harmon and her staff for hosting another successful Higher Education Summit. In its tenth year, the Summit convenes higher education and equity experts from across the globe to talk about expanding pathways for degree attainment and workforce opportunities for APIAs. This year featured discussions on public and private sector solutions for ensuring students’ workforce readiness, data analysis underway on APIA student success and why disaggregation of APIAs is vitally important, and included inspirational words and performances by APIA scholarship awardees and Gates Millennium Scholars.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present “Legal and Communication Issues: How Your Attorney and Your Communications Officer Can Save You” at the American Academic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Academy on July 16. 

Teresa will co-lead an Academic Impressions workshop on Developing Presidential Voice: Strategies and Best Practices on September 26-27 in New Orleans.

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