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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

White flight is creating a separate and unequal system of higher education

*Fascinating! There’s a two-tiered system of higher education that is self-perpetuating and growing wider. Make sure to share this. VL By Anthony P. Carnevale, Washington Post (5 minute read) In the post-World War II era, whites fled the center city to the leafy-green suburbs and better neighborhood schools. Today, a similar trend has taken root in

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Top 100 colleges and Universities for Latinos

*Check it out. My alma mater ranked 8th in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Latinos. Where does yours rank?  VL By Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education  Each year HO acknowledges America’s top colleges and universities...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Meet the Only Latino to Receive a Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship This Year

*Fantastic! More than 800 students competed for 32 slots. VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (1.5 minute read) With 882 applicants going up for one of 32 coveted slots, the Rhodes Scholarship is extremely competitive. Despite the very low...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Stop expecting academia to love you

*Ray Salazar says the professor needs to apologize to Tiffany Martinez, but she should apologize to hersellf as well for not “recognizing their academic self-worth.” Think he’s right? VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino (6.5 minute...

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...

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...

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