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The New Racial Disparity in Special Education

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The new racial disparity in special education

Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are…

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New Research Shows Broader Definitions Needed for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Friday, February 22, 2019
Hispanic-Serving Institutions

New research from Michigan State University’s Patricia Marin says it’s hard to tell if a college or university is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, or HIS,—unless we ask different questions. Though the…

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MSU’s Quispe-Agnoli Gets Book Award for Work on Inca Royalty

Friday, May 26, 2017

Michigan State University’s Rocío Quispe-Agnoli was awarded the Flora Tristán Book Award for the best scholarly book about Peru published in 2016 for her work, Nobles de papel: Identidades oscilantes…

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Documentary “Determined 2 Make It” Selected for INAFF

Friday, October 14, 2016

Javier Pescador, professor of history at Michigan State University, has produced a film, “Determined 2 Make It” (2016), that was selected by the International North American Film Festival….

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Universities Should Tout Their Hispanic Status, Say Latino/a Students

Monday, July 25, 2016
Patricia Marin

The number and type of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) has been rising as a result of the increasing enrollment of Latino/a students in colleges and universities. Michigan State University’s…

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$5.67M Grant Helps Researchers Identify Early Alzheimer’s

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new Michigan State University study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer’s disease among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to…

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Michigan’s Latino Population Has Growing Pains, Report Shows

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Southeast Michigan’s growing Latino population boasts the state’s highest labor force participation rate, a measurement of the number of people employed or actively looking for work. But the…

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Schools Failing to Address Biased Student Discipline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
blurry school hallway

School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students — in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the…

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Not All Hispanics Are the Same When It Comes to Drinking

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Carlos Rios-Bedoya

Hispanics are often grouped into a single category when it comes to alcohol use. Yet a new Michigan State University study indicates that the risk of alcohol abuse…

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