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by pianoman
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 31
Views: 67985

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

Instead of taking up the case against Harvard immediately, the Supreme Court has asked the Biden administration to file an amicus brief on the case. Everyone knows where the Biden DoJ stands on the issue, but how they argue it may be important to the case. Some analysts have noted that such a move i...
by pianoman
Wed May 05, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of Asians in Rock Music
Replies: 1
Views: 10608

Re: List of Asians in Rock Music

And now, in no particular order . . . Liam McCormick—Chinese-Irish-American frontman of the San Francisco indie folk-rock project The Family Crest, 2008-present. McCormick wrote this reflection on his Chinese heritage in response to the recent rise in anti-Asian violence https://i.imgur.com/FmwEv3a....
by pianoman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Strings
Topic: TwoSet Violin Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 9269

Re: TwoSet Violin Thread

Brett and Eddy just posted a surprisingly honest and candid video about their experience growing up in a Western country in the wake of the recent spate of anti-Asian violence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH9Rkd0cwv4&t=622s https://i.ytimg.com/an_webp/WH9Rkd0cwv4/mqdefault_6s.webp?du=3000&sqp=CJ...
by pianoman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Lang Lang Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 20143

Re: Lang Lang Thread

https://i.imgur.com/R2YKTEi.jpg The deluxe version of this recording is a double double-album: a studio and a live version recorded in the same month, both exceeding the 80-minute capacity of a compact disc (90 minutes for both—Lang plays all the repeats). The discs themselves come in sleeves forme...
by pianoman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 31
Views: 67985

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

Another merit-based high school program is being dismantled in Virginia in the name of "equality." Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was ranked first in the nation according to at least one listing. (High school rankings are even more arbitrary than college rankings, but it's o...
by pianoman
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 31
Views: 67985

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

Now that the liberal establishment has installed their man in the White House, we return to the Grand Denial. But how long can it last? https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/new-study-on-costs-of-racial-preferences-as-doj-drops-yale-suit/ New Study on Costs of Racial Preferences as DOJ Drops Yale Su...
by pianoman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Piano
Topic: Fou Ts'ong Dies of Covid-19
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: Fou Ts'ong Dies of Covid-19

Jessica Duchen is a classical music editor and writer in Britain and was a student of Ts'ong's wife. https://jessicamusic.blogspot.com/2020/12/farewell-to-fou-tsong-1934-2020.html Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Farewell to Fou Ts'ong (1934-2020) Late last night the tragic news reached me that the great ...
by pianoman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Piano
Topic: Fou Ts'ong Dies of Covid-19
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Fou Ts'ong Dies of Covid-19

Politics aside, Ts'ong's version of the Chopin Mazurkas is an all-time great recording, in my opinion up there with Gould's Bach and Serkin's Beethoven. (He made a single-disc recording of Mazurkas on a period instrument in 2005; I refer to the 1984 recording available on Sony Classical.) Other reco...
by pianoman
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De Blasio Trying to Push Asians out of Elite NY Schools
Replies: 8
Views: 20813

Re: De Blasio Trying to Push Asians out of Elite NY Schools

It looks like Big Bird is back in action. Having been thwarted at socializing the top selective-enrollment high schools in NYC because they were chartered at the state level, he has now taken aim at the city's selective middle schools, which fall under the mayor's jurisdiction. He is eliminating mer...
by pianoman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 31
Views: 67985

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

The appeal to the Harvard lawsuit ruling has been rejected, which means the next stop is the Supreme Court, with a now 6-3 conservative majority: https://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSKBN27S22Z?il=0 More interestingly, the solidly liberal state of California has rejected the proposal to r...