The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is an Hispanic higher education magazine. Published bi-weekly, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education covers news, events, and trends of prime importance to academic institutions and professionals, with feature articles on issues affecting Hispanics in higher education

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, October 15

Camino del Sol Celebrates Latino Writers
Today latino writers are weaving their words into mainstream publishing and making a name for themselves in unprecedented ways. But merely two decades ago. this was far from reality.In 1994, when the University of Arizona Press decided to embark on a...
Esquina Editorial
In June, Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, who'd picked cucumbers and sugar beets in fields of south Texas with her migrant farmworker parents, became the president of the states Coastal Bend College. Quite a career path.And in the weeks preceding Hispanic Heritage...
Heaven Forbid! Nuns in Revolt
I grew up in a Latino environment in which the Catholic Church was supreme, the clergy was inviolable, and the nuns were subservient to the religious doctrine to winch they had unconditionally pledged their lives and their devotion.The Sisters of the...
Hispanic Americans You Want to Know
The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month would not be complete without a sampling of talented Hispanic activists, artists, educators, politicians, atliletes and other professionals. Their achievements and celebrity raise the consciousness of a nation...
Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses
WASHINGTON. D.C.Hispanics now are the largest minori tv group on the nation's four-year college campuses, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first...
Hispanics on the Move
Library of Congress Awards Kluge Prize for Study of Humanity to President CardosoThe Library' of Congress has awarded the 2012 John W, Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, one of the leading scholars...
Interesting Reads
Long March to FreedomBy Thomas R. HargroveRunning late for work one morning in September 1994, Tom Hargrove, communications director for an international agricultural aid organization in Cali, Colombia, was stopped at a roadblock maimed by soldiers in...
I Other Words
Whether we use it for rinding the right word to parse a sentence or translate a word into another language, the dictiou-ary is the front line in the daily battle to understand and be understood. Yet, Ambrose Bierce once described the dictionary as a...
Las Misiones De California and Texas Inspire and Educate New Generations of Students
"Knowing what went on at the missions helps us understand who we are today," says Dr. Rubén Mendoza, professor of social and Lbehavioral sciences at California Stute University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB), who teaches a class in mission archaeology, tie is...
Scholars' Corner
Issues of identity, race and social class create perceptions of who belongs in higher education. Organizational and educational rhetoric about inclusivity and equity impact how society views and interacts with diverse groups, Mediated communication,...
Shortcuts
''There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going." -Beverly SillsIf shortcuts were not tempting, there would be no fad diets, get-richquick schemes, falsified résumés or CliffsXotes. People who want ito reach challenging goals quickly may seek an easy...
Small Step Forward Yet Uncertain Future for the DREAMers
On June 1 5, President Barack Obama issued a directive that would extend deferred action (DA) to a segment of undocumented students so that they can attend college without fear of deportation."They are Americans in dieir heart, in their minds, in every...
STUdENT LOAN BANkRUpTCy LEGiSlATiON REiNTROdUCEd
A big pari of the American Dream is being able to go to college to get a good job after graduation. Whet) things don't work out, the American Dream is that you can (at any age and stage really) start over, renew yourself, upgrade your skills. Going to...
The State of Washington Attracting Living Conditions & Education
When thinking of Hispanic populations by state, one naturally thinks of Texas, California and New York, among others. The state of Washington, on the upper northwest corner of the continental slates, is often overlooked. However, Washington, through...
The Struggle in Black and Brown: African American and Mexican American Relations during the Civil Rights Era
The Struggle in Black and Brown: African American and Mexican American Relations During the Civil Rights Eraedited by Brian D. BehnkenUniversity of Nebraska Press. ISBN: 9788-0-8032-6271-3.vvww. nebraskapress.unl.edu.African-Americans and Mexican-Americans...
Underrepresented Students Experience More Racial Discrimination at Low-Diversity Institutions, According to Study
LOS ANGELES, CalifRace continues to be a significant issue on campus, as evidenced by the current Supreme Court case, Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, which questions the use of race as one of many factors in undergraduate college admissions...
USF Program Celebrates Successful Latino/a Students
Back in 2003, Dr. Carlos Zalaquett set out to debunk a myth that Latinos aren't interested in education or don't have what it takes to achieve an education. The professor and coordinator of clinical mental health counseling at the University of South...
Utpa Professor Helps an Entire Community Affirm Its Heritage
As a student in Miami, Stephanie Alvarez learned precious little about her rich Cuban culture. She never even read a book written by a Cuban -American author. "I thiuk we just went through the same old Shakespeare. Van Gogh, Michelangelo, My culture...
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