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Affirmative action divides Asian Americans, UC’s largest overrepresented student group

Angela Li and Vivrd Prasanna have achieved the pinnacle of a public university education — she a senior at UCLA, he a freshman at UC Berkeley. Both are children of immigrants, with Li’s parents from China and Prasanna’s from India.

They share values of hard work and high expectations. Li checked out school textbooks during the summer to get a head start on fall classes and in high school took test prep courses with money her working-class parents saved by giving up family vacations. Prasanna took college classes in data science as a high school student.

But when it comes

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Largest U.S. education union is ‘demanding that the federal government act’

As U.S. schools reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic the largest educators union in America is calling for Congress to approve critically-needed funding as soon as possible.

“What school district put in their budget, the funds for plexiglass?… [or] funds to have masks and change them on a regular basis?” asked Becky Pringle, the newly-elected president of the National Education Association (NEA). “No one did that.”

Pringle added that the NEA is “demanding that the federal government act, and act now — we are tired of waiting for [Mitch] McConnell to do his job, we’re tired of waiting for leadership from

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Temple Sees Largest Fullbright Scholar Class Ever

PHILADELPHIA — Sixteen Temple students and recent graduates have been named recipients of prestigious U.S. Fulbright grants for 2020 and 2021.

This year’s largest-ever class of “Fulbrighters” tops the previous annual record of 10 grantees, set twice consecutively in 2018–2019 and 2017–2018.

“Our new record-breaking cohort of Fulbright awardees and the dramatic increase we’ve seen in recent years speaks to the evolution of our program at Temple,” said Barbara Gorka, director of scholar development and fellowship advising, who assists students throughout the application process. “Each year, as more students see their peers being selected, it fuels their aspirations and inspires

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Final Beam Placed For Largest Surgical Expansion In Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL — AdventHealth Tampa, the flagship 536-bed and tertiary hospital in Tampa Bay, placed the final beam atop the hospital’s new six-story, 300,000-square-foot patient and surgical tower Friday at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

The topping off celebrates the structural completion of the $256-million project. Construction on the Taneja Center for Innovative Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa remained on schedule throughout the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

When finished, the facility will be home to state-of-the-art complex surgical care and a beacon of medical innovation that will attract the world’s best surgeons situated in the

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