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Monarch butterflies making annual migration south

Monarch butterflies making annual migration south

Mexico News Daily The butterflies are coming, along with an estimated 160,000 visitors close behind. The annual migration of the Monarch butterflies is on schedule, with an ETA in Michoacán and State of Mexico this week in time for the opening of butterfly sanctuaries, although the early arrivals have already been spotted in those states’


What It Takes to Become a Hispanic-Serving Institution

By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat Since early November, American universities have entered the pool of applicants competing for federal funds to serve Hispanic students better. Colleges looking to secure Title V funds for the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation, and Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans programs must first submit their

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Guest Voz: When Harry Truman Took Executive Action, “He Used His Pen And We Celebrate His Courage Today”

By Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez LatinaLista This morning during the 10 a.m. hour (ET), Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to take executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters. Standing before a portrait of President Harry S. Truman, Congressman Gutiérrez


New languages re-wire brains of all ages

By Victoria Indivero Futurity “Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the brain,” says Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics, and information sciences and technology at Penn State. “Like physical exercise, the more you use specific areas of your brain, the more it grows and gets stronger.” Li and colleagues studied 39


11 Tips for Undocumented Students Applying to College

By Alexandra Rice NerdScholar Imagine growing up working hard in elementary, middle and high school only to realize that you probably can’t go on to college. For many undocumented students, this is their reality — or at least what they believe it is due to a lack of clear information. Of the approximately 65,000 undocumented