When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.
On July 3, Widener’s 10th president visited AL DÍA to discuss her experiences as the university’s first female president, and her efforts of inclusion on campus.
María Sotomayor, is the deputy director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. She came to the US in 2002, when she was 10. In 2012 became recipient of DACA. Just a few weeks ago, María got her 'green card". These are her views on the DACA issue in times of Trump.
A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.”
The reality is more complex.
Una encuesta reciente sobre la perspectiva pública acerca de las instituciones nacionales provocó titulares que sugieren una historia de retraso e ignorancia. Un ejemplo: “La mayoría de los republicanos piensa que la educación superior es mala para Estados Unidos”.
La realidad es más compleja.
The Venezuelan Penal Forum (FPV), a defender of human rights group, reported Tuesday that 22 of the 27 students from the Libertador Experimental Teaching University (UPEL), arrested in Aragua state and tried by a military court, will be sent to two prisons in other states of the country.
The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.
Though it’s generally a happy home, there is a stark cultural divide in my house: My husband, who was raised in a tiny, Southern rural town that was almost 100 percent white, loves “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Pese a que todavía existen brechas en temas como el acceso a la educación y la equidad salarial, miles de latinas están liderando los índices de acceso a educación superior y creación de empresas. AL DÍA News reconocerá este 12 de abril seis experiencias exitosas.
Overcoming all odds, Latinas are progressing almost twice as fast as their male counterparts in their community. AL DÍA News will honor them.
UWF has received a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor to assist deserving students in their pursuit of the American Dream
Cuéntenos más sobre su carrera actual. ¿Cómo ha llegado hasta aquí?
As the Assistant Director of Drexel University’s Graduate Career Services at the LeBow College of Business, it’s rare Raquel Arredondo isn’t creating a plan of action. Whether she’s working on building relationships or helping students put their best professional foot forward, Arredondo is making things happen.
But Arredondo will tell you it’s not always an easy path to get there. A certified yoga instructor, Arredondo has mastered the art of trusting the process and spreading that self-confidence and trust in self to the women and men she works with daily.
“Disaggregation” is not a word that rolls off the tongue easily. But the concept of separating a whole into its distinct parts is one that we should embrace when it comes to statistics about minorities.
The time when it was sufficient to break out data by simple race or ethnicity segments has past. Demographics and new sociological and scientific understanding about the people that make up the broad categories of black, Asian and Hispanic tell us that these labels are becoming increasingly blunt instruments when we look at public health and education policy.
Many high schools across the country require that sophomores take the preliminary SAT or the practice ACT in preparation for the junior-year tests, which help determine their competitiveness at highly selective schools. When they do this, the students have the option to fill in a bubble on their answer packet agreeing to let prospective schools contact them in the future.
This is how it came to be that on the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, my mailbox was stuffed with 12 (and counting) ego-stroking letters from colleges across the country for my youngest son.
The Catholic institution from the Philadelphia suburbs has an ambitious plan to increase its Latino student population to 25%.
El reconocido actor colombiano habla con AL DÍA de los retos de ser un actor hispano en Hollywood y de la importancia de que los Latinos salgan a votar en las próximas elecciones.
AL DÍA is hosting a higher education summit to address a number of important details and facts needed for Latinos, and other communities, to pursue higher education.
Mayor Jim Kenney and the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) celebrated the four-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at City Hall Wednesday afternoon.
CHICAGO -- Across the
country, cities and states are reconsidering their traditional roles as local
competitors and banding together to overcome shrinking budgets and crumbling
economies. Their hope is that regional planning efforts will enable them to
carve out a shared future through a new knowledge economy.
week of dueling federal budget proposals, it looks as though low-income college
students are about to take a hit to one portion of their financial aid packages
that doesn't mire them in post-graduate debt: the Pell grant.
Picture the Islamic Republic of Iran. What comes to mind? For the
average American it may be nuclear proliferation, the bombastic President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maybe Persian rugs, but not much else. Certainly seven
regular, middle-class people who have been imprisoned for quietly practicing
the Baha'i religion haven't made it onto our radars.
As unemployment continues to cast its shadow across the country's present and future, young people poised to become the first in their family to go to college are asking themselves whether an expensive degree really is the smart choice.
Whether straining to Leave No Child Behind or Race to the Top, there's
no question that this country's leadership is zeroing in on education
from kindergarden through college. Most specifically, they're working on
the academic gap between the haves and have-nots domestically and on
the gap between the United States and other affluent countries.