Yale, however, junked the allegations as “baseless’ and justified its admissions process saying the university reviews the 'whole person' while deciding whether to admit a student. This, they reportedly said, involves more than their academic achievements, such as interests and leadership qualities that could “contribute to the Yale community and the world.” … [Read more...] about Yale University accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans, whites in admissions
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The Chinese diaspora could be upended Members of the Chinese diaspora throughout the U.S. currently rely on WeChat to keep in touch with family and friends across the Pacific Ocean. With WeChat gone, millions will lose what serves as a vital connection to China amid the country’s firewalls, filters, and censors. And it’s a loss that will be felt by many generational immigrants who came to the U.S. decades ago—for whom WeChat is a last tie to the life they left behind. … [Read more...] about How the WeChat ban could hurt American companies, cut off users, and disrupt global business
2. Make the game more fun The NFL should change its overtime rules to mimic college football. Baseball is starting the tenth inning with a runner on second base. There’s no reason not to do the same, to use the pandemic to shed the NFL’s moniker as “the No Fun League.” Put cameras on wide receivers and cornerbacks. Let quarterbacks communicate with their teammates via helmet radio. Let fans vote on the playoff schedule (who plays when). Let teams qualify by record rather than standing in their division or conference so the playoffs are as exciting as possible. Stop worrying so much about protecting the shield and start worrying about having fun. … [Read more...] about The NFL is dying. Could the coronavirus save it?
Do a CT scan and you’ll see that health and wellness brands hold a special role in our lives (and brains). Taking the right pill, choosing the right hospital, or picking the right device is literally a life-and-death decision. Our trust in them isn’t built on puffery, faith, or unquantifiable platitudes—it is built on facts, clinical studies, and true breakthroughs and innovations. We might be bummed out if our mascara smudges or a fabric softener leaves our shirts a little scratchy, but our expectations for our heart medicine or glucose monitor are unforgiving. These are brands we quantifiably trust to keep us safe and protect our health. … [Read more...] about Why every brand now needs to behave like a health and wellness brand
"The bigger question for markets is whether these actions jeopardise the U.S.-China trade talks on August 15 and markets will be looking closely for any Chinese retaliation," said Tapas Strickland, director of markets & economics at National Australia Bank. … [Read more...] about Asian shares on backfoot as focus shifts to US stimulus, China tensions