Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol on January 6. (Photo courtesy of CNN) We kept a close eye on the reaction of young people here to recent events in the US interregnum, including the US Capitol insurrection and violence on 6 January, all of … Continue reading Vietnamese Student Reaction to US Capitol Violence
Us vs. them, for or against, Democrats and Republicans. This is what most US Americans learn growing up. There are always two sides to every argument. As a result, they end up inhabiting an intellectually limited dual world in which everything is either/or without realizing that arguments can have many sides and perspectives. I recently … Continue reading Agree to Disagree? It Depends.
A universal and timeless message worth (re)reading, reflecting on, taking to heart, and acting on every remaining day of our lives, whether we're young or old. Lo Alecha haM’lacha Ligmor, veLo Atah Ben-Chorin leHivatel Memenah / לֹא עָלֶיךָ הַמְּלָאכָה לִגְמוֹר, וְלֹא אַתָּה בֶן חוֹרִין לִבָּטֵל מִמֶּנָּה / It is not your duty to complete the task, but … Continue reading “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief”
Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929-1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. (Agence France Presse/Getty Images) Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, a federal holiday in the US, by (re)reading and listening to two of … Continue reading Happy MLK, Jr. Day!
Photos by MAA I like these businesses that have been around since before the Đổi Mới (renovation) economic reforms kicked in, which ushered in what's officially known as a socialist-oriented market economy and one of the great success stories in the developing world. This one, located down the street from Capstone's Hanoi office, is a … Continue reading The Old Amidst the New
Protesters seen all over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used buttons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal … Continue reading Twice a Loser, Twice a Traitor
This photo is from one of Capstone's fall flex-fairs. This is my latest essay for University World News, uploaded yesterday. The (editor's) title is a rhetorical question that I'm pleased to answer in the affirmative, assuming institutions act accordingly. I address some possible steps to take in the last section entitled A time to rebuild. … Continue reading “Will Vietnamese student numbers in the US recover post-COVID?”
Vietnamese enrollments in Australia declined by 6% from January to October 2020, according to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Viet Nam ranks fourth among sending countries after China, India, and Nepal. The total number of young Vietnamese at all levels was 23,943, as of October. (The total YOY decrease from 10-19 to … Continue reading Vietnamese Student Numbers Down Slightly “Down Under”
Photo by MAA I look this photo of the Red River in Hanoi on a recent sunny morning. The haze in the background is clearly visible. The Air Quality Index (AQI) at the time was 167, which is in the "unhealthy" category. It may very well have been higher in this part of the city. … Continue reading Air Pollution in Hanoi
Featuring: Ms. Ngoc Anh Dinh, Educational Services Manager (Hanoi) Ms. Quynh Anh Le, Educational Adviser (Hanoi) Ms. Tram Le, Educational Adviser (HCMC) Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from experienced Capstone educational advisers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), who will provide a brief update about what students and parents are thinking about overseas study … Continue reading Live Update from Viet Nam! Capstone Advisers Discuss Vietnamese Student Recruitment Trends