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Thursday, January 30th, 2014

What Are You Doing With Your Education?

By Ray Salazar, Gozamos My students are sometimes surprised when they hear it took my five years to get through undergrad. “Aren’t you supposed to graduate in four?” they’ll ask.  I actually almost dropped out at the end of my second year. My parents always emphasized education and celebrated my academic success. But when my

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Why Higher Education Needs the Hispanic Community to Succeed

By Matthew Lynch, Ed. D., Huffington Post Latino Voices The face of higher education is rapidly evolving as more middle- to low-class young people find ways to obtain a college degree or technical training. The Hispanic population...

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Focus Needed on Increasing Latinos in Higher Ed

By Latinovations Deborah Santiago, Co-Founder and Vice President for Policy Research at Excelencia in Education, is saying that there needs to be a greater focus to get more Latinos involved with higher education by emphasizing more need-based financial...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

University Of AZ Announces PhD In Mexican American Studies

The University of Arizona in Tucson has announced a doctoral program in Mexican American Studies —  only the third of its kind in the country.  The University will begin accepting students into the program in the fall...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Bien Hecho: SACNAS, Helping Latinos Achieve In Science

In 1975 less than 1% of doctoral degrees in science were awarded to Latinos and Native Americans combined in the U.S.  Today that number has crept up to around 7%, and the organization SACNAS, Society for Advancement...

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Eva Longoria Writes About Latina Entrepreneurs

Eva Longoria started her career as a model and actress, but over the past few years she’s become a notable Latino philanthropist and recently said she would be writing her master’s thesis on Latinas. It’s admirable that,...

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Latino Grads Suffered More During Recession

Latino college graduates suffered much more than their white counterparts when the economy began a downturn over the past few years, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center. And yet, even these graduates fared better...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Less Than 6 Million Latino Adults Have A College Degree

Recently I was perusing Census data to determine, exactly, how many Latinos in this country have college degrees. Given that Latinos are a fast growing portion of the U.S. population, educated leaders are a must, even more...

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Texas Groups Promote Education For Latino Kids

A few different groups in Texas have selected today, May 20, as a day where statewide attention will be paid to the future — students — and in Texas that means Latino students. May 20 has been...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

If Latino Students Fail, The U.S. Will Fail

We all know that education is the key to our future, yet, as Latino students increasingly make up a majority of students in our nation’s school districts, these institutions are failing them. The upshot, according to a...

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Jotería Art Project Examines Latino Sexuality With Humor

Imagine La Malinche as a feminist — or El Valiente as a woman who’s coming out — or better yet, imagine La Rosa as a girl with pink hair. These images, and several others, form part of...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Texas’ Latino Population Growth Absent On University Campuses

Texas has grown by leaps and bounds and it’s almost wholly due to Latino population growth. What this means for the state, or for the politicos that run it, is that there will be more seats, more...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Remembering Carlos Guerra’s Life, Scholarship Legacy

[Editor’s Note: Carlos Guerra, our friend and co-founder, died last year but his memory lives on. One way is through his scholarship program for first-generation students at his alma mater, Texas A&M – Kingsville. A fundraiser was...

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Latino Dropout Rate Reaches 28 Percent

The National Council of La Raza recently released a study that indicated a Hispanic dropout rate of 28 percent. The report also included strategy recommendations to improve the opportunities of young Latinos and the social barriers they...

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