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Pipeline Programs Hope to Bring More Physicians to Underserved Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported in June that it would take approximately 8,200 additional primary care physicians to eliminate all of the currently designated “health professional shortage areas,” or HPSAs.

Even though the University of Nebraska―Lincoln’s Dr. Joseph Francisco didn’t have a role model at home who had gone to college — his grandparents, whom he lived with, did not go further than the second and third grade — he built his foundation to be a leader in academia there.

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The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board is wrapping up a 15-year plan to boost Hispanic college student enrollment.

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Over the past six years, I have been honored to peek into the souls and lives of undocumented youth through my research.

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Though the administration has said that its proposed ratings system will be designed to reward institutions that successfully serve minorities and low-income students, representatives from HSIs nevertheless expressed some misgivings about the plan.

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Luis Maldonado, chief advocacy officer at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, said of political engagement: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the table.”

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New president of Queens College of The City University of New York hasn’t forgotten his roots and remains committed to being an agent of change.

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Seeking to address a gap in knowledge about Hispanic-serving colleges nationwide, a leading research group on Tuesday launched a virtual data center to provide key information about these institutions as well as promising practices in serving Latino students.

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A new study challenges the notion that Black and Latino students are less likely to earn a college degree if they attend minority-serving institutions, such as a historically Black college.

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The population shift is bringing forth challenges, such as higher poverty rates among students and the need for more English-language instruction for children of immigrant families.

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