Giant Robot Store and GR2 News — college RSS



Taught a College Course – Achievement Unlocked

I don’t often sit and just write. Today I’m at LAX waiting to get on a plane that’s a bit late. I’m not sure if I mentioned that I co-taught a class at Pitzer College which is part of the Claremont Colleges. It’s the most liberal campus, which is part of a network of 5 colleges that are basically connected to each other. The class is about zines and it’s been taught by Todd Honma, who developed it’s curriculum. I met Todd Honma perhaps over a decade ago when we spoke on a panel at UCSB and he’s since been teaching at Pitzer College. I spoke at his class over a year ago, and evidently earned high marks for my...

Continue reading



Asians, Some Facts Researched by Pew

But edited by Buzzfeed. • Eighty-two percent of Asian Americans are overall satisfied with their lives, while 75 percent of the general public is. • Among Asian Americans, 51 percent said they were satisfied with their personal finances, versus 35 percent of the general public. • Asian Americans are more likely to have college degrees: 49 percent do, while 28 percent of adults do. • They also make more: Asian American households have a median household income of $66,000. The median for U.S. adults as a whole is $49,800. • The report cites media favorite Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg’s new wife, as an example of the 37 percent of “recent Asian American brides” who married non-Asian grooms. Read the rest:...

Continue reading



College Majors That Don’t Pay to Get Cut in China

Imagine if it happened… College majors that don’t pay, like English, History, Psychology, Art were cancelled. China may do this at their colleges since the jobless numbers seem to be increasing alongside of the number of graduates. It’s facing some resistance, but at the same time, imagine if it happened here. It would support a logjam of people with similar majors fighting for the same jobs. Will that help or create yet a larger problem? (WSJ – Education)  

Continue reading



Chinese Students Largest Int’l Student Group in US

Yes believe it. Of course, why not with a place as large as the US with apparent wealth, why not send your kids out of your way and across the globe. The graphic says it all. Look at the orange and how many students that represents. Chinese students are huge. It also explains why UCLA a 40% Asian school now has Asian food in one of the dorms “Feast at Rieber”. The photo in the link shows a “yuzu kosho” chicken sandwich. Are they kidding? That’s a highly specialized and detailed meal! Perhaps we can say, Chinese students are the new Japanese students. (VOA – Chinese Students)

Continue reading