Student Activism & The Association for Asian American Studies

Melissa W.
Founded in 1979, The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) was initially created to promote teaching and research in Asian American studies and “has emerged as a primary research and teaching hub for Asian American Studies, an interdisciplinary field born out of the 1960s movements for racial justice and student activism.”

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Oberlin College: The First College to Accept Women

Melissa W.
March is Women’s History Month and we’ll be highlighting women-centered colleges and organizations. It’s a bit eye-opening to learn that despite colleges being established in the The United States in 1636, women were not allowed to attend and receive a higher education/baccalaureate degree until 1837. Oberlin College in Ohio was the pioneer.

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The History of HBCUs

Melissa W.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established before 1964 for the sole purpose of academically serving African American students. Previous to their existence, and during segregation in the United States, Black students were largely prevented from receiving higher education due to racial discrimination, with the majority of colleges catering predominately to white students and disqualifying the majority of Black students from attending.

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Bacone College: A Historic Native American-Serving Institution

Melissa W.
In celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re taking a look at Bacone College in Oklahoma which is known as a historic Native American-serving institution, having begun classes in “Indian Territory” long before Oklahoma was formed as a state.

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Looking Ahead to the Class of 2021 -- We're Ready!

Melissa W.
There’s still a few colleges and universities waiting on their fall graduation ceremonies to occur that were reworked from the spring, but most have moved on to planning for the new class of upcoming grads … and we’re so excited!

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Alexander Hamilton: Columbia College Alumnus

Melissa W.
Hamilton: An American Musical took the country by storm in June 2016, chronicling the story of American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton through the seamless use of hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, and traditional show tunes-style music with non-white actors cast as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. What does Hamilton have to do with higher education? Read on to find out!

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