By Amaris Castillo | 05/28/2013 - 13:23
Junot Díaz received an honorary doctorate from Brown University on Sunday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acclaimed writer received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from the Ivy League institution in Providence, Rhode Island.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 11:31
Eva Longoria is on top of the world!
Besides the 37-year-old actress receiving her Master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University on Friday, she also managed to get a congratulatory shout-out from former president Bill Clinton.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 05/22/2013 - 15:57
With so many celebrity magazines in the world and so many entertainment shows, there’s not much we don’t know about our favorite celebrities. But one thing most people don’t know is where their favorite celebs went to la universidad! Find out where your favorite Latino celebs went to college.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 11:35
Latinos are enrolling into college more than ever. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, a record seven out of ten (or 69%) of Latino high school graduates enrolled into college during fall 2012. In contrast, the results are 2% higher than non-Hispanic whites and 6% higher than African Americans.
By Kamren Curiel | 02/14/2013 - 11:52
Tucson, Arizona has been at the center of many book debates. In 2010, the Tucson Unified School District banned books taught in the high school's Mexican American Studies classes, which sparked a caravan of Ethnic Studies activists from across the country to smuggle the books back into the state.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/24/2013 - 11:39
Last week, the office of California Gov. Jerry Brown released a section of the state's budget report, revealing that by July, California’s Latino population will make up about 39%, which is the same as the state’s non-Hispanic white population. By the end of December, Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California.
By Sugey Palomares | 01/23/2013 - 14:46
As our nation’s high school graduation rates continue to improve (with only a 3 percent dropout rate), Latino students are also graduating at higher rates compared to almost 5 years ago. According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, Hispanic high school students graduated at a rate of 71 percent, which is a 10 percent increase compared to rates in 2006.
By Samantha Leal | 10/27/2012 - 15:00
With the Hispanic Scholarship Fund recently hosting its gala and a tech CEO creating a scholarship fund for undocumented students, scholarship talk and opportunities seem to be everywhere and for every type of student. But which should young Latino students apply for? Here are some great scholarships geared specifically toward Latino students.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/29/2012 - 17:00
Latinos may be the largest minority group enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, but a new report highlights that Latino college graduates are having a hard time entering the workforce with high-earning positions.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/21/2012 - 17:00
While students across the U.S. prepare for fall semester, a new study by the Pew Research Center confirms that Latinos are now the largest minority group enrolled in 4-year colleges. According to the center’s evaluation of the 2010 Census results, over 2 million Latinos (between the ages of 18-24) enrolled in higher education institutions in 2011.
Not only that, but 76 percent of Latinos finished high school last year, a 3 percent increase from 2010.