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Uloop

Undocumented Immigrant Denied a Position in Student Government at Texas A&M

Uloop | Posted May 2, 2012

What effect should an undocumented student's immigration status have on his ability to hold leadership positions at their university? Although most members of the Student Senate at Texas A&M would not have phrased the question in that way, they essentially put that very issue to a vote this evening --...

Anthony Otero

A Family Lost But a Community Gained

Anthony Otero | Posted May 2, 2012

One of the most frustrating things for an adviser to handle in regard to fraternities and sororities is this stigma that they are all about partying and drinking. No one talks about their philanthropic focus in programming and community service projects. Even knowing the positive work these organizations contribute, I...

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

For Expectant Mothers, Chagas Disease Is Cause for Concern

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted May 2, 2012

So far this series has focused on health issues that impact women and children in Africa, but now I would like to turn your attention closer to home, where a little-known neglected disease puts millions of pregnant women and their unborn children at risk each year. Chagas disease -- a...

Cesar Millan

Saving The Satos -- Stray Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted May 4, 2012

Recently, I was given the chance to see a documentary called 100,000. It is directed by Juan Agustín Márquez and shows the tremendous problem with stray and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. The name of the film refers to the estimated number of homeless dogs living in the...

Jose Antonio Tijerino

Imagine That...

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted May 2, 2012

During a meeting last month with our elementary school to discuss my six-year-old daughter's progress, I chimed in about the great amount of detail in a drawing that accompanied a story she wrote about our family's weekend activities. None of the other kids illustrated their accounting of the weekend, which...

Paula Escobar Chavarría

After The Death Of Chilean Gay Daniel Zamudio: It Takes More Than Tolerance To Change Anti-Gay Culture In Latinamerica

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted May 2, 2012

He had a loving family, a job, a lot of friends and dreams.

He was 24 years old, and even though several times he had suffered verbal bullying for being gay, he walked around the streets of Santiago of Chile with optimism and confidence.

Until that day in March,...

Miguel Guadalupe

"La Colecta" in the 21st Century

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted May 2, 2012

2012-05-02-gonzalezribbon When I was growing up in the Bronx, every once in a while, we'd get a knock on our apartment door from a neighbor. "Fulano-de-tal (so-and-so) has died, we are doing a 'colecta (a collection)' to help pay for the funeral." Usually the person...