still no asian american studies at harvard

This is an interesting article in The Harvard Crimson about the push by students for full-fledged Asian American studies program at Harvard: Asian American Studies Still Waiting for an Entrance. The University currently has no permanent professor in Asian American studies, and the Asian American Association is starting (yet another) campaign to bring the field to Harvard. While Asian American studies has flourished at west coast schools since the early 1970s, and has found a home over the last two decades at other Ivy League institutions, Harvard lists only four Asian American Studies courses, all taught by the same visiting professor. Seems pretty odd that a school with such a strong reputation for academic excellence should lack an Asian American studies program, especially considering all the Asian American students that have gone through Harvard. Maybe it's time for a hunger strike—that's what they did at my school.

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