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Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light, official sponsor of the Men's Mexican National Soccer Team (MNT), is donating $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to commemorate the team's five-city American tour and make the dream of a college education a reality for Hispanics across this country. continue reading »

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Hispanics, who represent about 60 percent of New Mexico's student population, have one of the highest high school dropout rates. "The future of our state depends in large part on what happens with our young students," Diane Torres-Velasquez, the director of the Latino Education Task Force, told Efe. continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »

JUST IN:  Boy Scouts Set to Consider Lifting Ban on Gays in their Organization

JUST IN:  Boy Scouts Set to Consider Lifting Ban on Gays in their Organization

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are actively considering lifting ban on gays members in its organization. continue reading »

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

The wide political backing for a bill in the Colorado legislature to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities appears to assure that the measure will finally pass after six failed attempts. continue reading »

HISPANIC EDUCATION: Affirmative Action Ban Results in Underrepresentation in Sciences, Engineering

HISPANIC EDUCATION: Affirmative Action Ban Results in Underrepresentation in Sciences, Engineering

Important findings on the impact of banning affirmative action in higher education were just published continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their grades suffer continue reading »

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

A growing body of research indicates that increasing the minimum school-leaving age to 18 not only increases high-school graduation rates but also significantly improves the life outcomes of students who otherwise would have become dropouts, according to an article in the winter 2013 Issues in Science and Technology. continue reading »

National Hispana Leadership Celebrates 25-Year Collaboration with Harvard

National Hispana Leadership Celebrates 25-Year Collaboration with Harvard

The National Hispana Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) Executive Leadership Program (ELP) fellows are set to begin their one-week intensive training with the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program at Harvard University. continue reading »

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is introducing an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program, offering students a broad base of technical managerial skills and real-world insight continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, said on the weekend here that "there's no part of my heart that's not from Puerto Rico" and encouraged all Latinos to pursue their dreams. continue reading »

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Northwestern Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela is leading a project to create "sustainable energy communities" in Colombia, providing free electricity to residents of La Primavera, a town in the so-called "FARC zone," officials said. continue reading »

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

A group of 30 students from Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo completed a two-week course Saturday in Brazil focused on future energy-generation challenges. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America is aware that new technologies can represent a "lever of change" in its educational systems, the director of digital business for the Spanish publishing house Santillana said here Friday. continue reading »