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June 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Fewer Diverse Students Enrolling in Graduate Programs

According to a recently released study,”African American and Latino Enrollment Trends among Medicine, Law, Business, and Public Affairs Graduate Programs,”few Latino and African American students are enrolling in medicine, law, business, and public affairs graduate programs. This is due in part to a low number of high school graduates among these ethnic groups and the bachelor’s degree entry requirement of the programs. Affirmative action and law suits related to affirmative action… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2008 at 10:04am — No Comments

New Book Tackles Hot-Button Issues

In their 2008 book Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith, authors Bob Smietana and Charles M. North point out that "The United States is a land of immigrants," and argue that they are necessary.



The real question, though, is this: Do immigrants take jobs away from poor Americans and drive down wages for the rest? Basic supply-and-demand says that adding more workers to a market (an increase in supply) will lead to lower wages for all workers… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 23, 2008 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Students Pressure Princeton for Latino Studies Program

For more than 30 years, students have been urging the administration to bring Latino studies to Princeton University.“The university has had the opportunity since the ’70s to begin to increase the number of Latino faculty and to build Latino studies and they just haven’t,” says Dr. Raul A. Ramos, assistant professor of history at the University of Houston and 1989 Princeton graduate. “There is a huge student demand and it’s a demand that has been there a long time.”



It appears that… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 17, 2008 at 10:32am — No Comments

National Hispanic Women's Conference Draws in a Large Crowd

The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)honored Latina business and community leaders at the 32nd annual National Hispanic Women's Conference, held June 6 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The sold out event brought together over 1,500 Latina students and young professionals for an array of professional development and networking opportunities.



MAOF Board Chair the Honorable Judge Teresa Sanchez Gordon and MAOF President & CEO Martin Castro greeted the largely high… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 13, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

NSHP Member Wins Literary Award

Raul Ramos, NSHP member and contributor, won Best Novel-Adventure or Drama-English at The 2008 International Latino Book Awards. His book AMERICA LIBRE, was recognized at the awards ceremony held May 29th in Los Angeles during Book Expo America. Sponsored by Latino Literacy Now, the International Latino Book Awards were established in 1999 to honor the contributions made to literary excellence by Latino authors in the English and Spanish-speaking world.



Notable previous winners… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 11, 2008 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Study Reports: Hispanics dying on job at higher rates than others

Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.Hispanics tend to hold more high-risk jobs than those in other racial groups, but language and literacy barriers and poor training and supervision may also be factors, researchers said. The leading causes of death in recent years have been falls and highway-related accidents.The study was done by health researchers in Massachusetts,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 6, 2008 at 11:25am — No Comments

Another Successful NSHP Professional Career Fair

Tuesday June 10th, NSHP hosted their 2008 Atlanta Professional Career Fair at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The event allowed more than 600 job seekers the opportunity to meet with over 25 employers, looking to hire diverse and bilingual professionals. Companies such as American Tower Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid, and Walmart were among the exhibitors.

Added by NSHP Editor on June 5, 2008 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Immigrant Latino Workers Hit Hard by Economic Slowdown

The Pew Hispanic Center today released Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos.The report finds the economic downturn having a disproportionate impact on Hispanic workers. From an historic low in late 2006, the unemployment rate for Latinos rose sharply in 2007 and currently stands well above the rate for non-Latinos.Immigrant Hispanics, especially Mexican immigrants and recent arrivals, have been hurt the most by the slump in the construction industry. Weekly… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 4, 2008 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Immigrant Latino Workers Hit Hard by Economic Slowdown

The Pew Hispanic Center today released Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos.The report finds the economic downturn having a disproportionate impact on Hispanic workers. From an historic low in late 2006, the unemployment rate for Latinos rose sharply in 2007 and currently stands well above the rate for non-Latinos.Immigrant Hispanics, especially Mexican immigrants and recent arrivals, have been hurt the most by the slump in the construction industry. Weekly… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 4, 2008 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Immigrant Latino Workers Hit Hard by Economic Slowdown

The Pew Hispanic Center today released Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos.Using data through the first quarter of 2008, the report finds the economic downturn having a disproportionate impact on Hispanic workers.The unemployment rate for Latinos rose sharply in 2007 and currently stands well above the rate for non-Latinos. Immigrant Hispanics, especially Mexican immigrants and recent arrivals, have been hurt the most by the slump in the construction… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 4, 2008 at 11:48am — No Comments

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