HispanicPro's Blog – January 2010 Archive (3)

University of Texas trails state demographics with its minority, low-income enrollment

A new study of state flagship universities says that while the University of Texas has increased minority and low-income student enrollment, it still has a long way to go to reflect the state's changing demographics.

The study by The Education Trust, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., examined the most prestigious public universities because those schools are often the wealthiest, have higher research contributions and train future state leaders.

"Enrollments at… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

African-Americans optimistic on race, Hispanics pessimistic

Conducted by the Pew Research Center between the end of October and the end of November a poll covering several different aspects of race and race relations has shown that while the majority of African-Americans believe that more still needs to be done to address racial discrimination in the U.S., 81 percent to be precise, increasing numbers are optimistic about the future, 53 percent believing the future will be better for them, 44 percent… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

MIT lags in hiring, promoting black, Hispanic faculty, internal report says

MIT must do a better job recruiting and retaining black and Hispanic faculty, who have a significantly more difficult time getting promoted than white and Asian colleagues, according to a frank internal study released today by the university.

In some departments, such as chemistry, mathematics, and nuclear science and engineering, no minorities have been hired in the last two decades, according to the report, which was more than two years in the making.

MIT's first… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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