higher education


Friday, October 14th, 2016

Closed Doors: Black and Latino Students Are Excluded from Top Public Universities

  By Elizabeth Baylor, Center for American Progress (12.5 minute read) In the fall of 2014, 297,000 African American and Latino students enrolled in America’s top public research universities. While access to such elite educations will likely put these individuals on a path for lifelong success, a new analysis of federal data from the Center for

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Civil rights groups ask the Department of Education to track education loans for students of color

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Apparently the federal government doesn’t for ask the race or ethnicity of student borrowers, so there’s no way to track how students of color are affected by student debt. The Washington Post reports...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Why Colleges in Appalachia Are Recruiting Latinos

*An interesting statistic in this piece, kinda geeky. But, six of the 10 states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the country are in the Appalachian South. We’re everywhere. VL By Timothy Pratt, The Atlantic (22 minute...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The shortage of non-white professors is a self-perpetuating problem

*Catch-22: report says here are few Latino PhD professors because there are few Latino PhD professors. VL By Matt Krupnick,  The Hechinger Report/PBS (8.5 minute read) Felecia Commodore came into her job search armed with a University of Pennsylvania doctorate...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

People Keep Saying Higher Education Will Solve Socio-Ecponomic Inequality—It Won’t

*Latinos have bought-in to the idea that a college education is the cure-all goal that opens the door to the American dream. Aaron Sanchez says it isn’t. It’s not equalizing society and it’s not leveling the economy....

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...

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...

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