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Here's some news you don't read every day.

The winner of the Miss Korea 2002 pageant, Keum Na-na (21), has received a letter of acceptance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday. The letter from MIT stated that Ms. Keum is an outstanding student with a great deal of potential and possesses both beauty and intelligence

Considering the fact that MIT also nominated her for a scholarship, Ms. Keum no doubt obtained acceptance from the prestigious university thanks to her high marks in academics.

The letter from MIT noted Ms. Keum's beauty. Since when did college admissions factor that in when accepting a student. Not that the former Ms. Korea doesn't grade well IMHO. Her skills are very nice.

Keum first attracted public attention when she won the Miss Korea beauty pageant. She graduated from Gyeongbuk Science High School, and went to Kyungpook National University to study Medicine.
Brains and beuaty. Was Na-Na's answer to a beauty pageant question 'How would you like to change the world?' that she would wanted to be the first Miss Korea to go to MIT? I'm betting she didn't say World Peace.

Hat tip- Joe Seoulman


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Nice. Some nerds are going ... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Nice. Some nerds are going to have trouble studying with her around though!

MIT, IMHO, goes out of its ... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

MIT, IMHO, goes out of its way to bring in minorities. I'm not trying to take away anything from Ms. Korea, I'm sure she's quite intelligent. I just wonder if her selection displaced an American student who had his/her dream not come true when Ms. Korea was offered the slot. I guess I'd just rather see the opportunity go to one of our "homegrown" kids.

COgirl, you are sooooo righ... (Below threshold)
LouDawg:

COgirl, you are sooooo right! I think she took the spot they were going to offer to Miss South Carolina.

COgirl wrote- "MIT, IMHO, g... (Below threshold)

COgirl wrote- "MIT, IMHO, goes out of its way to bring in minorities. I'm not trying to take away anything from Ms. Korea, I'm sure she's quite intelligent. I just wonder if her selection displaced an American student who had his/her dream not come true when Ms. Korea was offered the slot. I guess I'd just rather see the opportunity go to one of our "homegrown" kids."

This is actually quite ignorant. It is a dirty and not well kept secret, that admission standards are RAISED for Asian-Americans by many universities. Ever hear of the Chinese-American rejected by Princeton even though he had perfect SAT scores?

http://thefloridamasochist.blogspot.com/2006/11/knucklehead-of-day-award_20.html

If you don't take my word for it, here are other articles you can read.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/08/asian_americans_and_affirmativ.html

and

http://multicultural.syr.edu/home.php?inc=news&mode=details&id=234 (Note this is a re-print of a WS Journal article)

Asian-Americans rather than complain about this discrimination, usually shrug it off.

Didn't intend for this to c... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

Didn't intend for this to come across as a comment about Asians. My issue is that admission was offered to a foreigner over an American.

MIT accepts Two Koreans a y... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

MIT accepts Two Koreans a year. She one of them so no one was displaced by her acceptance. She worked hard and got in on one of the slots. If they made it 3 then she may have displaced someone else all she did was display another Korean.




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