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Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Thousands of people turned out Wednesday on another day of demonstrations called by students in several Chilean cities, with union members, port workers and miners joining the throng. continue reading »

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

The USDA today announced the 10 members of the 2013 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The 10 fellows, highly accomplished staff, faculty, and administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) from across the nation, were selected based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions' educational capacities. continue reading »

JUST IN: Supreme Court Makes NO Decision on Affirmative Action, Sends Case Back to Lower Court

JUST IN: Supreme Court Makes NO Decision on Affirmative Action, Sends Case Back to Lower Court

The Supreme Court will not make a decision on the affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas instead it will send the case back to the lower court. continue reading »

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

The family of child prodigy Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez is seeking financial help so the boy can have his dream of studying quantum physics at Harvard University come true. continue reading »

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

A predominantly Latino San Fernando Valley School has voted to change its name to honor First Lady Michelle Obama. continue reading »

10-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy to Begin Harvard This Fall

10-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy to Begin Harvard This Fall

He's only 10 years old but thanks to an IQ similar to Albert Einstein's, Luis Roberto Ramirez will begin the next school year studying applied quantum physics at Harvard University. continue reading »

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

The number of Latino students who graduated from New York City's public schools increased by 54 percent in 2012, compared to figures from 2005, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. continue reading »

CHICAGO:  Loyola Medical School Set to Admit Undocumented Students

CHICAGO:  Loyola Medical School Set to Admit Undocumented Students

Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine is making history today by becoming the first big city medical school to admit undocumented students. The school announced they will be waiving the legal residency requirement that deters undocumented, qualified applicants from seeking admission. continue reading »

STUDY:  College Degree Obtainment at Record Levels for All, Including Latino Demographic

STUDY:  College Degree Obtainment at Record Levels for All, Including Latino Demographic

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that a record number of people are obtaining their college degree including Latinos and African American students. continue reading »

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

All pre-university education is now compulsory in Mexico, the government said. continue reading »

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state. continue reading »

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

The Hispanic Public Relations Association's New York Chapter announced the creation of the HPRA-NY Scholarship Program to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals. continue reading »

Bilingual School in North Carolina Receiving National Attention For Success

Bilingual School in North Carolina Receiving National Attention For Success

A North Carolina school has become a national model for its bilingual curriculum that offers students of different origins an education in both English and Spanish. continue reading »

Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Eva Longoria has just obtained a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University. The 38-year-old actress already holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

Felix German Contreras has quite a list of accomplishments to add to his name: NJ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, pre-med aspirant, amongst others but the one he is most proud of is “Immigrant Dreamer”. continue reading »