Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Latinos With College Degrees Rises By 80 Percent

3.8 million Latinos in the U.S. now have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the Census Bureau, showing an 80% increase between 2001 and 2011. “This is an important milestone in our history,” said Robert Groves, Census Bureau Director. “For many people, education is a sure path to a prosperous life.” According to Census

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Undocumented Student Ran For Texas A&M Student Body President

Jose Luis Zelaya, 24, is a Honduran immigrant, graduate student in the College of Education and Human Development at  Texas A&M University, expert crocheter, and aspiring teacher, who ran for student body president. What makes his case so...

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Will Latino Grads Grow As Online University Access Expands?

The University of Texas recently launched a new program, Finish@UT, with the goal of creating better access to classes and the attainment of degrees for non-traditional students, who may be juggling work or children, or simply cannot access...

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

DREAM Act Passage Could Generate Trillions For U.S. Economy

A  study from researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that passage of the DREAM Act and inclusion of students in U.S. educational and professional institutions could generate between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion (current)...

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

More Latinos Than Whites Applied To CA State Universities

California State Universities saw record numbers of applications this year, but more interestingly, Latino applicants outnumbered white applicants for the first time ever (based on self-reported data). Here’s the CSU press release: The submissions came from 258,834...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

New Mexico’s Model For Fomenting Latino Leadership

Last week I found myself eating New Mexican-style pozole with new friends, getting to know artists from the corridor between El Paso and Las Cruces, and reconnecting with colleagues from across Texas, helping me to heal from...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Disappointed Dreams & Employment During The Recession

I come from an incredibly hardworking family. My parents immigrated here for a life that was better than their hometown in Mexico could provide, and since their arrival, they have slaved away in factories. They taught my...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Minorities Receive Less Financial Aid Than Whites

Contrary to the ever-present myth that minority students receive more financial aid than their white counterparts, a new study has proven the opposite. In a policy analysis, The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race, Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of and,...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

“You Need To Leave,” Written In Latino Center In Indiana

A few changes took place at  Indiana University’s Latino Cultural Center, La Casa,  during the most recent orientation. For one, a note that said “criminals deport” and for another, the words “You need to leave” spelled out in magnets...

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Latino Enrollment Increases, Mostly 2-Year Degree Programs

White student enrollment is dropping, but a spike in enrollment by Latinos was recently reported by the Pew Hispanic Center. According to his recent report, college-age Latinos accounted for 1.8 million students enrolled at two- or four-year...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Latino Academics Can Be Enterprising Independent Consultants

Latino academics can apply their expertise directly in the community as highly paid independent research consultants while local businesses, non-profit organizations and initiatives for traditionally underserved populations benefit from their services. I myself spent the spring of...

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Education, Perry, Latinas, Candy & Satire

Latinos Need To Go Past Bachelor’s Degrees To Graduate School Rick Perry Pursues Latino Voters Via Religion I Can Tell You’re Latina By How You Gesticulate Glorias, Or, Carmen Pecan Candies ¡Ask A Mexican! The Play To...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Latinos Need To Go Past Bachelor’s Degrees To Graduate School

By studying at the undergraduate level, and then pursuing a graduate degree, Latinos may gain influence in the highest levels of our society. Every year I work to create opportunities to cultivate college-bound Latino high school students from...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Latino Students Scoring Higher On ACT Test

Standardized tests have been a thorn in my side for most of my life — I simply am not a good test taker — but it’s not just me. If you ever study the history of these...

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