CONAHEC News and Information

Friday, Mar. 22, 2019

Faculty members and students at the University of Texas at El Paso are raising concerns about the sole finalist chosen to be their next president, saying both the candidate and the process deserve more scrutiny.

At an institution where 80 percent of students are Latinx and another 4 percent are Mexican nationals, the University of Texas System Board of Regents' choice of Heather Wilson -- a white Republican former congresswoman and Trump-appointed U.S. Air Force secretary -- is generating resistance.

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019

Leave it to our future generation to educate some of the “we don’t believe in science or facts” folks. Over the weekend, over 1.4 million of our youth in 123 countries skipped school to demand, not inquire about, stronger climate policies for our world.

Many see this movement as the largest environmental protest in history. “This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice,” Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told The Guardian. “We knew there was a climate crisis. We knew because everything we read and watched screamed out to us that something was very wrong.”

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union hit out at the Trump administration over its refusal to cooperate with international human rights monitors, including ignoring repeated requests to arrange a formal visit to the U.S.-Mexico border from the U.N. special rapporteur on migrant rights.

"For us, this is of really serious concern because it puts the U.S. squarely in the company of some of the worst human rights abusers around the world," ACLU Director of Human Rights Jamil Dakwar told Newsweek.

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019

For decades the Art Institute of Seattle was a fixture of the city’s picturesque downtown waterfront. But in recent months, things got ugly.  

In the fall, the institute’s parent organization, Dream Center Education Holdings, laid off almost all of the college’s full-time professors — a drastic cut accompanied by staff reductions at other Art Institute campuses around the country. In January, students at the Seattle campus’s culinary-arts program lost their teaching kitchen after the college was kicked out of the building by its landlord.

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019

The Justice Department on Tuesday charged 50 people — including two television stars — with participating in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme that enabled privileged students with lackluster grades to attend prestigious colleges and universities.

Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019

On 31 August 2018 Hans de Wit issued an open invitation to write an essay about what has “gone well” and what has “gone wrong” over the past 25 years in internationalisation of higher education. 

In the first essay, Jane Knight and Hans de Wit formulated an important question about what the core principles and values underpinning internationalisation might be and what its effect was on wider society. 

Through this article, I would like to address the kind of “fine tuning” that De Wit said is needed to move internationalisation forward over the next decades. 

Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019

Ciudad de México., 21 de febrero de 2019., TecNM/DCD. Enrique Fernández Fassnacht, director general del Tecnológico Nacional de México, designó a Guillermo Hernández Duque Delgadillo, como Secretario de Extensión y Vinculación.

En una reunión con los colaboradores y equipo directivo de esa secretaría, Fernández Fassnacht le dio una cordial bienvenida al nuevo funcionario, quien, a partir de hoy, se pondrá la camiseta del TecNM, para seguir impulsando el crecimiento de la institución.

Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019

Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming. Among them is David Wallace-Wells, who argues in a new book that the severity of the climate crisis has not yet been acknowledged, let alone addressed. He sits down with William Brangham to discuss.

Judy Woodruff:

Climate change continues to grow as a political issue in America.

Friday, Mar. 01, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is looking into allegations that some fabricated structural steel products from Canada, China and Mexico are sold in the U.S. at prices well below their fair value.

In addition to the so-called dumping allegations, the department says it will also investigate whether producers in the three countries are receiving unfair government subsidies in the form of tax credits, grants and loans, and export insurance.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday.

“Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of satellite measurements of rising temperatures over the past 40 years.

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