Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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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 Month, which we celebrate in this issue. Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro became the first Latinos ever to keynote major party conventions. And both wildly popular. So was the glamorous Eva Longoria, talking at a convention about her path to college, which included changing motor oil and dishing up fast food to meet expenses. The crowd roared when she said the Eva who worked at Wendy's needed a tax break - hut the Eva who works on morìe sets does not.

PBS offered a terrific lineup of documentaries, including one about Las Azaleas, a U.S. team of competitive women rodeo riders. And reran John Leguizamo's funny and touching "Tales from a Ghetto Klown," which shows what happened when he translated his hit into español, a language he thought he knew, and took it to Ins father's birthplace in Colombia. …

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