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April 2013 Archives

Unemployment in Spain Hits 27%, Under 25 is 57%

Unemployment in Spain Hits 27%, Under 25 is 57%

Spain's unemployment rate hit 27.16 percent in the first quarter of this year, with the number of jobless people topping 6 million for the first time amid an economic downturn that started in 2008, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Thursday. More than 6.2 million people were jobless during the period, with 237,400 workers joining the ranks of the unemployed during the first three months of 2013, the INE said in its Labor Force Survey. continue reading »

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

A group of "people with their faces covered" occupied the office of the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, over the weekend to protest the expulsion of five students and make several other demands, officials of the Mexico City-based university said. continue reading »

Foot Locker, DoSomething.org Announce Recipients of Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker, DoSomething.org Announce Recipients of Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. and DoSomething.org unveiled today the twenty recipients of the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. Each student will receive $20,000 in college scholarships, totaling $400,000. continue reading »

Bud Light Donates $20,000 to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Bud Light Donates $20,000 to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Bud Light Donates $20,000 to Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Commemorate Men's Mexican National Team Tour - Bernardo Meza and David Henson of Anheuser-Busch present $20,000 to Claudia Quezada continue reading »

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Establish Observatory at Havard

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Establish Observatory at Havard

Spain's Cervantes Institute announced Tuesday that it will establish an observatory for the study of Spanish in the United States at Harvard University, which will help consolidat continue reading »

Virtual College Fair for Latino Students Taking Place on Tuesday April 16

Virtual College Fair for Latino Students Taking Place on Tuesday April 16

The College Board and CollegeWeekLive invite Latino high school students and their families to Destino: Universidad (Destination: College) — a free bilingual virtual event on Tuesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT. continue reading »

Apply For Southwest, HACU’s Education Travel Program

Apply For Southwest, HACU’s Education Travel Program

Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced that they are accepting applications for their annual "Lanzate! / Take Off!" education travel award program. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Says “No Going Back” on Education Reform in Mexico

Peña Nieto Says “No Going Back” on Education Reform in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Saturday that his government is open "to dialogue and to hearing different views" with regard to educational reform, but insisted that "the law is not negotiable" and "there's no going back on what was enacted to improve the quality of education." continue reading »

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

The government of Costa Rica announced Friday a plan to install access to the Internet in every public school in the country in order to reduce the digital divide and have better teaching tools. continue reading »

Number of Minority Business Professors in U.S. Has Quadrupled Since 1994

Number of Minority Business Professors in U.S. Has Quadrupled Since 1994

The number of doctorally-qualified minority (African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American) professors at U.S. business schools has quadrupled since 1994, due largely to the efforts of The PhD Project, an award-winning program aimed at increasing diversity in America's business management ranks. continue reading »

Univ. of Arizona Shares 150 Years of Mexican, Mexican American History Online

Univ. of Arizona Shares 150 Years of Mexican, Mexican American History Online

A new digital collection at the University of Arizona Libraries makes accessible more than 150 years of news coverage documenting the voice of the Mexican and Mexican American community. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Migrant Head Start Program Can be Model

Hispanic Education: California Migrant Head Start Program Can be Model

Long before President Obama triggered a new national interest in universal preschool earlier this year, a Central Valley-based Head Start program for children of migrant workers has been breaking down barriers that have kept Latino families out of early learning programs. continue reading »

Shakira Seeking Nominations for Her Early Childhood Provider Awards

Shakira Seeking Nominations for Her Early Childhood Provider Awards

Colombian superstar Shakira is seeking nominations for the ALAS-IDB early childhood awards that she co-created. continue reading »