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A documented victory for justice


And perhaps the subject of this decade’s Stand and Deliver

What part of illegal?


“Illegal” is so clear to the self-righteous wielder of weapons. The Brits once accused their subjects of not paying taxes while enjoying the benefits of government, of burning the flag and raising another, and of issuing an incendiary manifesto claiming various rights as natural to their humanity. The impudent rebels became the founding fathers, their […]

Student lives damaged, national resources squandered


ASU graduate Oscar Vasquez is just one of thousands

The summer of our discontent


Phoenix witnesses dueling immigration rallies. That’s current news

Escalante and the ASU connection


Escalante-inspired projects: spiritually and professionally rewarding

What Escalante delivered


In 1964, Jaime Escalante and family traveled from La Paz to La Turbulencia. Why? God only knows. At first, his life contradicted the American Dream. In the end, he became the santo patrón of Latin@ academic excellence. Esteemed in Bolivia, for a decade Jaime had taught physics and math at a Catholic school and at […]

AAHHE: created in Arizona by Arizonans


Founded in 2004, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is a vibrant, constructive force for education and its relationships with the corporate, government, foundation, and other worlds. It figures to become the preeminent educational organization to serve Hispanics. At the 2009 annual meeting, it attracted the likes of Henry Cisneros, former U.S. […]

Our Man in Hispaniola


No man is an island, entire of itself … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.     — John Donne Hispaniola is now an uncharted latitude. Spirited cooperation transcends past problems between Haiti and the […]

Arte in the Arizona Aire

Dignitaries gather at the grand opening of the ALAC cultural center.

’Tween the mountain chic of Santa Fe and the wannabe trendsetting of the City of Angels, where is there a critical mass of art galleries and a vibrant, creative community? In the Valley of the Sun, of course – Scottsdale and Phoenix! So it was destined and so it will be. What was less aparente […]

Nahuatl and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe


In 1570, King Felipe II decreed Nahuatl the official language of Nueva España, now Mexico. The term Mexico references the Nahua Aztec tribe, the Mexica. King Felipe’s father, Carlos V, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, had the opposing policy: indigenous Mexicans must be taught in Spanish. Carlos’s decrees failed, and the teaching of Christianity […]

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