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Rising Number of International Students: A Boon for US Colleges

US colleges have seen an increase in international student enrollment after a decrease during the pandemic. Due to the global recognition of the US as an education destination, many choose it to pursue their higher education studies. These individuals, who face additional challenges such as financial concerns and limited work opportunities, bring diverse perspectives that benefit their institutions as well as the American students they study with.   

Administration February 2024 Premium

This is NYU Buenos Aires

NYU Buenos Aires, part of the university’s global network, is a site that offers students a lively and enriching academic experience and full cultural immersion. Students tend to live in Argentine households and learn Spanish rapidly; they also have the opportunity to explore themes such as social justice with professors who are some of the country’s most respected and influential figures.

Administration February 2024 Premium

President Kenneth Jessell: Leading Florida International University to New Heights

Dr. Kenneth Jessell’s remarkable journey, from a first-generation college student to becoming President of Florida International University (FIU), highlights his commitment to student success. Under his leadership, FIU focuses on empowering first-generation and minority students, achieving notable academic accolades, and shaping a future vision for innovation and resilience.  

Administration February 2024 Premium

News From Washington

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles at top universities have been triggered by leaders' controversial responses to campus antisemitism. EI's impact on decision-making is questioned, prompting a reevaluation of its role amid accusations and resignations. Meanwhile, the American Dream is explored, with immigrants expressing stronger belief in upward mobility and success through hard work, despite challenges and disparities in opportunities.

Administration January 2024 Premium

Top 50 Graduate Schools For Hispanics/Latinos

Each year, a growing number of Hispanic/Latino students enroll in graduate programs across the country, completing Master’s and PhD degrees in order to gain access to higher-paying jobs and be eligible for leadership positions.

Administration January 2024 Premium

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities: A Collaborative Vision

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU) aims to address the underrepresentation of Latino doctoral graduates by doubling their enrollment at R1 universities and increasing the Hispanic professoriate by 20% by 2030. The alliance focuses on collaboration, networking, and creating opportunities to enhance Hispanic student success in research and academia. The initiative involves partnerships with government agencies, foundations, and private sector grants to develop new models and projects. The HSRU also promotes best practices among its member institutions to share knowledge and open doors to opportunities for talented students from diverse backgrounds.

Administration January 2024 Premium

30 Years of The Leadership Alliance Succeeding Beyond Boundaries

The Leadership Alliance (TLA) was established to support underrepresented students, particularly Hispanic/Latinx, in pursuing graduate degrees. Through programs like the Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), TLA has significantly increased the number of Hispanic/Latinx students earning doctoral degrees, far surpassing the national average.

Administration January 2024 Premium

News From Washington January 2024

 It is anticipated that the year 2024 will bring disconcerting developments, particularly in Congress, focusing on the November presidential election, the influence of the monolithic Latino Vote, student loans, hate speech on campuses, and immigration decisions affecting Dreamers. The exclusion of Dreamers from immigration measures and the considerations for immigration reform in 2024 will likely play a significant role in the political landscape of the upcoming year.

Administration January 2024 Premium

Enhancing “Servingness”: Principles to Support a Graduate Studies Going Culture among Latinos

Despite the notable growth of Latina/o/x/e students completing graduate and professional studies, there are still challenges that need to be addressed. In order to promote positive outcomes regarding Latina/o/x/e student success in graduate studies, Drs Rodríguez and Núñez emphasize the importance of "servingness" in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and suggest principles to support a graduate college-going culture.  

Administration December 2023 Premium

Lester Rápalo: In the Business of Changing Lives

Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo, the first Latino and Honduran president of Rockland Community College, is pleased with a 6% increase in enrollment, However, he yearns for more and prioritizes boosting enrollment, addressing facility constraints, and pursuing national recognition like the Aspen Prize.