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From amazin' to Disgrasian,
first Yale Asian Alumni Reunion

PepsiCo Chair and CEO Indra Nooyi '80 MPPM will be there. So will Gary Locke ’72, US ambassador to China.

Joining these establishment luminaries at the first-ever Yale Asian Alumni Reunion next month will be such cultural provocateurs as Jen Wang ’94, author of the blog Disgrasian (tag line: "You're a Disgrace. To the Race."), Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang ’83DRA (M. Butterfly, Chinglish), and Yale Law professor Amy "Tiger Mother/Triple Package" Chua.

Also tech entrepreneurs like Victor Wong '11; musician and MacArthur genius Vijay Iyer ’92; and about a gazillion other highly accomplished people.

The reunion, April 11-13 here on campus, marks 160 years since the graduation of Yung Wing, who's believed to have been Yale's first Asian student. (We're hedging our bets with "believed to be," given our recent reporting on how difficult it can be to identify the first of any given group.)

Registration is open through March 24. The reunion is cosponsored by the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni in conjunction with the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) at Yale.


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