Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Celebrating Insurrection: The Commemoration and Representation of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento (The Mexican Experience)

By Will Fowler (Editor)

The pronunciamiento, a formal lisi of grievances designed to spark political change in 19th-century Mexico, was a necessary practice, but fraught with problems. The third in a series of books examining the pronunciamiento , lilis collection of essays addresses the complicated legacy of pronunciamientos and its place in Mexican political culture. The essays explore their leaders in the nation's history and consider why they proved ultimately ineffective in consecrating the pronunciamiento as a force for good, rather than one motivated by desires for power, promotion and plunder.

2013. 360 pgs. ISBN: 978-0803225411. $45.00 paper. University of Nebraska Press, (800) 755-1105 www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.

First in the World: Community Colleges and America's Future

By J. Noah Brown

From his vantage point as president ami CEO of the I Association of Community College Trustees, J, Noah Brown writes about the intersection between community colleges, I America's need to regain economic momentum, and its posiä tion as first in the world with respect to college attainment. …

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