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Higher Education

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A new study finds a San Antonio program designed to inspire Latino students to pursue doctoral degrees and to work in cancer research is having measurable success.


From Texas Standard.

Dr. Diana Natalicio has been called “the voice, the face, the strength and the sheer rock” of the University of Texas at El Paso. Now, after 45 years at the university and 30 years as its president, she has announced plans to retire.

Ryan E. Poppe

State lawmakers learned Wednesday how Texas is struggling to help African American and Latino students secure college or career readiness degrees.


Mike Flores on the St.  Philip's College campus in March 2018. He is the incoming chancellor for the Alamo Colleges District.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

When Mike Flores takes the helm of the Alamo Colleges District Oct. 1, he’ll be the district’s first Latino chancellor, and the first to be promoted from within.

Martin do Nascimento / KUT News

This week on Fronteras:

  • Border Patrol agents go through extremes on the job, ranging from extreme boredom to high-stress situations. 0:00
  • Some immigrant laborers who responded to Harvey don’t get paid.  4:05

  • Bi-partisan support in Texas for new DREAM Act legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program from deportation.  5:43

  • A study on discrimination shows many Latinos weren’t encouraged to pursue higher education. 8:20

  • A  binational study of heart disease is looking at how it affects people of Mexican ancestry. 13:23


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