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HACU’s Capitol Forum Discusses Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on HSIs
Hundreds of higher education leaders and members of Congress convened virtually on Tuesday to discuss legislative priorities for Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ (HACU) 26th National Capitol Forum.
April 13, 2021
Middlebury Institute of International Studies Creates Scholarship for HBCU, HSI and TCU Alumni
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey has created a scholarship for alumni of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) and Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), according to Middlebury officials. Alumni of such schools – starting with students admitted for fall 2021 – will receive a $10,000 annual scholarship for a master’s […]
April 8, 2021
University of California, Irvine Law School Faculty Vote to Adopt Graduation Requirement Requiring Students to Take Race and Inequity Course
University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) faculty has voted to adopt a graduation requirement necessitating students to complete a graded course that includes substantial content relating to “race and indigeneity, structural inequity, and the historical bases for such inequity.” They also adopted a new first-year elective that meets the race and indigeneity requirement. […]
April 8, 2021
Analysis Finds Increase in HSIs and Emerging HSIs
There were rising numbers of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging HSIs, more HSIs offering graduate-level programs and increased enrollment by Latinos in regions not normally known for Hispanic enrollment pre-pandemic, according to Excelencia in Education’s 16th annual analysis. Excelencia did its analysis based on the latest federal data available from 2019-2020. As such, these […]
April 6, 2021
Northern Kentucky University to Investigate White Supremacy Graffiti
Northern Kentucky University will investigate – and increase nightly police patrols – after white supremacy graffiti was found on campus, the second vandalization since the year’s start, CNN reported. The graffiti, found on public space “Housing Rock” included spray-painted stencils of the words, “Patriot Front,” in reference to white nationalist hate group Patriot Front. According […]
April 5, 2021
Under New Leadership, AAHHE Aims to Increase Partnerships and Expand Programming
As the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) commences their virtual conference this week, a familiar face will not be among the attendees. Dr. Loui Olivas, the long-time executive director of the organization, stepped down over the summer. Dr. Lucia Gutiérrez has since been appointed to the position.
March 1, 2021
Moving Beyond Hispanic Enrolling While Becoming Hispanic Serving at William Paterson University
The shift in our student population revealed structural and pedagogical concerns that led to the development of several task forces aimed at addressing and understanding how to better serve our increasingly diverse student population. Among them was the HSI task force, who among others, received charges by our University President, Richard Helldobler, asking us to recommend ways and strategies that our higher education institution could move beyond being a Hispanic enrolling institution towards becoming a Hispanic Serving one.
February 27, 2021
Have California HSIs Boosted Latinx Success? Virtual Panel to Explore That Question
A March 2 virtual panel will explore just what impact Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) have had on California’s Latinx student population over the past 25 years. Titled “California Briefing on 25 Years of HSIs in Accelerating Latinx Student Success,” the panel is hosted by Excelencia in Education — a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and promoting […]
February 26, 2021
Study Analyzes Infrastructure Needs of HBCUs, TCUs and HSIs
A new survey revealed that meeting basic infrastructure needs and increasing opportunities for workforce development were the among the top priorities for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs).
February 25, 2021
Smithsonian Latino Center Receives $2.1 Million Mellon Foundation Grant
Using a new $2.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Latino Center aims to establish more fellowship and internship opportunities as part of its Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP). To do so, the Latino Center plans to collaborate with five colleges and universities, primarily Hispanic-serving institutions, and the National Gallery of […]
February 23, 2021
Latinx Higher Ed Policy Analyst Seeks to Uplift Disadvantaged Students
In her role at the California-based education non-profit Education Trust-West, Yvonne Muñoz attempts to help support students of color and low-income students, with the added background of having lived and persevered through the experiences that these students now face.
January 18, 2021
NBCUniversal News Group Launches Journalism Program, NBCU Academy
NBCUniversal News Group has launched a journalism training and development program for college students. “NBCU Academy” – a $6.5 million initiative with scholarships worth $3.5 million – involves 17 partner schools, such as historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions and schools with significant numbers of people of color. The partners include Borough of […]
January 14, 2021
Biden to Tap Dr. Miguel Cardona for Secretary of Education Post
Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s education commissioner, has emerged as President-elect Joe Biden’s top pick for U.S. secretary of education.
December 22, 2020
Stakeholders Call for Increased Support for HSIs Given Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact businesses, schools and daily life in a number of ways. It has also further exposed inequities that existed in society, given that a disproportionately high percentage of deaths related to COVID-19 in the U.S. have occurred among minority populations.
December 21, 2020
St. Edwards University Names First Hispanic President
Dr. Montserrat “Montse” Fuentes will be the next president of St. Edwards University, effective July 1, 2021. She had stepped down as University of Iowa’s provost in July after a year, WHO Radio and The Gazette reported. She will remain a special assistant at the University of Iowa, earning vice-president-level pay under a deal she […]
December 7, 2020
Dr. Marielena DeSanctis Named President of Community College of Denver
Dr. Marielena DeSanctis will be the next president of Community College of Denver (CCD), effective Jan. 15, 2021. “With six years of experience as an engineer for a top manufacturing company and over 22 years as a leader in education, Dr. DeSanctis exemplifies deep understanding of issues facing students and higher education, a bold vision […]
December 4, 2020
HSI by Choice or By Circumstance: Examining R1 Hispanic Serving Institutions
Representing 18% of the U.S. population, the growth of the Latinx population continues to grow and disperse throughout the nation. According to the Pew Research Center, the growth of the Latinx population accounts for more than half of the total U.S. population growth since 2010, with Texas, California, and Florida experiencing the largest share of the Latinx population growth. Similarly, higher education institutions throughout the nation, and within these specific states, have seen significant increases in Latinx student enrollment.
December 1, 2020
Report: Latinx Students More Averse to Student Loan Debt
Latinx students have a greater aversion to taking on student loan debt than their White peers, according to a new study by the civil rights group UnidosUS in partnership with the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Law and the UNC Center for Community Capital.
November 27, 2020
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