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March 2013 Archives

Hispanics of NASA Tell Youth: Follow Your Dreams

Hispanics of NASA Tell Youth: Follow Your Dreams

NASA's Michela Muñoz Fernandez and Erika Podest urged young people to pursue their dreams, however difficult they might seem, since it was their own persistence that won them careers in the space agency. continue reading »

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, mentor and advocate to countless minority students and the first high-ranking Latina administrator at a top university, has died at age 67 from lung cancer. continue reading »

NHU Names Dr. Gladys Ato as New Provost

NHU Names Dr. Gladys Ato as New Provost

The National Hispanic University (NHU) announced today that Gladys Ato, Psy.D., has been named the university's new provost. In this role, Dr. Ato will help advance NHU's teaching and learning environment as well as develop new initiatives that support the university's mission and vision that every student will graduate. continue reading »

University Apologizes for Forcing Students to Stomp on Papers with ‘Jesus’ Written on Them

University Apologizes for Forcing Students to Stomp on Papers with ‘Jesus’ Written on Them

Spokespeople for Florida Atlantic University issued an apology Wednesday for an incident in which students were instructed to stomp on papers which had ‘Jesus’ written on them. continue reading »

Education Department Launches 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition

Education Department Launches 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition

The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $150 million 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition today with the release of the program's invitation for pre-applications for the i3 "Development" grant category and the notice of final priorities for the i3 program overall. continue reading »

Junot Diaz Talks About “Future Americans” on ‘The Colbert Report’ (VIDEO)

Junot Diaz Talks About “Future Americans” on ‘The Colbert Report’ (VIDEO)

"Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That's just the truth of it." Dominican-American writer, professor, and editor Junot Díaz appeared on The Colbert Report this continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico President Victim of Scam, School Loses $150,000

University of Puerto Rico President Victim of Scam, School Loses $150,000

The president of the University of Puerto Rico on Tuesday admitted that he was the victim of a scam and allowed the university to be defrauded out of $150,000 when he believed a con artist who passed himself off as a top government official. continue reading »

Spanish Cartoon Character Pocoyo to be Featured in U.S. Literacy Programs

Spanish Cartoon Character Pocoyo to be Featured in U.S. Literacy Programs

Popular Spanish cartoon character Pocoyo has been enlisted by the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network to be the leading character in a national literacy program for Spanish language dominant children. continue reading »

NASA Hosts Its First Google+ Hangout In Spanish

NASA Hosts Its First Google+ Hangout In Spanish

NASA is expanding its reach to the nation's growing Spanish-speaking population by holding its first-ever Google+ Hangout en Espanol from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Foundation Supports Campaign to Improve Digital Literacy

Carlos Slim Foundation Supports Campaign to Improve Digital Literacy

Eligible Households Will be Able to Access Discounted High-Speed Internet and Low-Cost Computers - Carlos Slim Foundation Supports Connect2Compete's National Campaign Launch to Increase continue reading »

Chicago Plays Host to Largest Mass School Closings

Chicago Plays Host to Largest Mass School Closings

Chicago will play host to the largest mass closing of public schools in the nation announcing that 54 schools will shutter resulting in 61 school facilities closing. continue reading »

ConnectEDU to Build Online Community for Hiring Our Heroes

ConnectEDU to Build Online Community for Hiring Our Heroes

ConnectEDU, a worldwide leader in developing innovative, human capital development solutions, was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to build the online Hiring Our Heroes Talent Community. continue reading »

HISPANIC EDUCATION:  Latino Students in Virginia Schools Highly Segregated

HISPANIC EDUCATION:  Latino Students in Virginia Schools Highly Segregated

UCLA released a new study showing Latino students are increasingly segregated in schools, particularly in Northern Virginia, where they make up the largest minority group. continue reading »

NHU Partners With StraighterLine to Expand Access to Higher Education

NHU Partners With StraighterLine to Expand Access to Higher Education

The National Hispanic University (NHU) and StraighterLine announced today an articulation agreement that will enable students to transfer StraighterLine's American Council on Education (ACE)–recommended courses for credit at NHU. continue reading »

Colorado Passes Bill to Allow Undocumented Students Pay In-State Tuition

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. After 10 years of negotiations and seven previous rejections, the measur continue reading »