Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

January is a new year!

January is a new year!

Here we go again with a brand New Year

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Hike in tuition, an increase in university retention

Imagine that, right here in our own backyard…a university tuition raise. The Arizona Board of Regents voted a hike in tuition for all three universities in the state for the year 2009-2010. That’s nada, says Fred Boice, a Tucsonan and president of the Arizona Board of Regents. “During the seven years I have served on […]

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Much ado about nada

Much ado about nada

After dozens of parents objected to the Gilbert school board that they were unhappy with the naming of the district’s fifth high school, saner heads prevailed. At a meeting in late November, the board decided to stick with the original choice for the school at Germann Road and Val Vista Drive: Campo Verde High School. […]

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Legislative shake-out

There’s been movement in the two divisions of our Arizona Legislature, so keep your eyes glued on the bouncing balls in January 2009. The GOP ousted Rep. Jim Weiers as House majority leader. He was replaced by Rep. Kirk Adams, a two-term legislator. Joining Adams as House majority leader is Phoenix Rep. John McComish. Rep. […]

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Heads of state

President Barack Obama tapped Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Homeland Security Department. For a while it seemed Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva from Tucson has surfaced as a possible consideration for Secretary of the Interior. But then Obama named Colorado United States Senator Ken Salazar as his pick for the Interior Department. The […]

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Mexico emigration falls 42 percent

The Associated Press reported late in 2007 that Mexican emigration has dropped 42 percent over the past two years. The vast majority of Mexican migrants go to the United States. A recently released government study showed that America has become less appealing amid an economic downturn and stepped up raids against illegal migrants. About eight […]

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Garcia awarded $150,000

Isabel Garcia was awarded $150,000 from the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, N.M., for her continuing work with migrants. The immigrants-rights activist says most of that will go to Derechos Humanos, which she helped co-found. Garcia, one of Pima County’s legal defenders, was among five people awarded the Lannan Foundation’s Prize for Cultural Freedom for […]

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Noted architect Gonzales dies at 84

Noted architect Gonzales dies at 84

Bennie M. Gonzales, an award-winning Arizona architect, has died at age 84 in Nogales, Arizona. Gonzales is best known for designing most of Scottsdale’s downtown municipal buildings and Los Sabalos Resort in Mazatlan, Mexico. He also built a $1.5 billion residence for a Saudi Arabian king – Osama Bin Laden’s father. Gonzales’ architecture reached its […]

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Arizona visits Mexico

Adriana Gallego is visual arts director for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She informs us that the Arizona Mexico Arts Administrators exchange program the first week of December went well, with about 10 folks from the arts commission and related cities, and about 10 folks from Instituto Sonorense de Cultura. The reason the mass […]

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Hispanic how-to book can grow your business

Hispanic how-to book can grow your business

As the older generation of workers and managers retires from the American workforce, it will be replaced by the growing numbers of Latinos. Latino employees will make up about 25 percent of the labor pool in the near future. Therefore, it benefits business leaders and business owners to grasp the ethnic and cultural characteristics of […]

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