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House Democrats push back on Boehner’s immigration comments

Melhor Leonor, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter February 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – House Democrats in Texas and Florida – two key states affected by immigration reform – said the latest comments from Republicans on immigration sound like excuses. In a press conference Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,...

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The port of entry at Santa Fe Street in El Paso, Texas.

Obama, Republicans fail to advance hopes on immigration reform

Aaron Montes, Hispanic Link Reporter February 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When President Barack Obama delivered the fifth State of the Union address of his presidency, he dedicated just three sentences to immigration reform. Not once did he mention the contributions or needs of Latinos, nor did he touch...

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Donald Graham, CEO of Graham Holdings and co-founder of TheDream.US, introduces TheDream.US scholarship for DREAMers that will help 2,000 students over the next decade. He spoke on Tuesday at the Newseum about the importance of the scholarship program.

New program to give more than 2,000 college scholarships to DREAMers

Alejandro Alba, SHFWire reporter February 5, 2014

[ezcol_2third] WASHINGTON – A new program will allow thousands of young immigrants to go to college without having to worry about money. Donald Graham introduced TheDream.US, a new scholarship fund, at a press conference Tuesday. It will give full-ride...

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Y U NO CARE? Affordable care act  Lukewarm with students

Y U NO CARE? Affordable care act Lukewarm with students

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter February 4, 2014

This article is part of a continuing series on the Affordable Care Act. Students seem apathetic towards health care changes as the March 31 deadline looms. The department of Health and Human Services reports that by mid-January more than 2.2 million...

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Bhutanese theme still an influence

Bhutanese theme still an influence

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 4, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part of a three-part series explores the 2012 Campus Master Plan.  The current campus transformation has led the beauty of UTEP’s architecture to be masked by fences, bulldozers and hard hats. The construction has left the...

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Military voting faces challenges as technology advances

Military voting faces challenges as technology advances

Caitlin Turner, SHFWire Reporter February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Former Army Capt. Tom Tarantino has no idea if his vote reached the United States when he was deployed in Iraq. “I wasn’t notified,” Tarantino, 36, said. “I didn’t even know if they counted my vote.” He returned from Iraq...

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Google Wallet allows users to link their bank accounts to a prepaid debit card. The Google Wallet offers a 24/7 fraud-monitoring system and push notifications.

Good guy Google releases innovative app for your money

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor February 4, 2014

Google has introduced Google Wallet, an app for Android smartphones and iPhones that allows users to turn their phone into their wallet. Although some might be hesitant to handing over their credit card information to Google with the recent NSA scandal,...

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Upcoming events

January 29, 2014

Expert In Immigration Law to Speak at UTEP Allison Brownell Tirres, assistant professor at DePaul University College of Law, will give a talk titled “Deportation and its Discontents: Reflections on a Century of Immigration” 11:45 a.m., Feb. 3 at...

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Jon Lovett, former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and Michael Waldman, former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, discuss how writing a presidential speech requires a lot of skill and knowledge about what the president wants to convey.

Speechwriters reveal what it’s like to write for State of the Union

Alejandro Alba, SHFWire reporter January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Trying to make a strong and memorable speech is a difficult and lengthy process. Four former presidential speechwriters revealed what it’s like to write a presidential speech in a discussion Tuesday a few hours before President Barack...

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UTEP L.I.V.E. starts centennial leadership conference

S. David Ramirez, @dave_prospy January 28, 2014

The Student Engagement and Leadership Center, along with a host of other departments, will kick off the centennial edition of UTEP L.I.V.E. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. L.I.V.E. is a program focused on leadership, innovation, vision and engagement. Students...

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On Feb. 7, renowned philosopher, scholar and activist Cornel West will be delivering a presentation at the Magoffin Auditorium to celebrate Black History Month.

Cornel West, philosopher and activist, to visit campus for Black History Month

Luis Barrio, Staff reporter January 28, 2014

Renowned philosopher, scholar and activist Cornel West will be delivering a presentation Feb. 7 at the Magoffin Auditorium to celebrate Black History Month. West is a Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at...

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By hosting speakers from different educational backgrounds, resilience as part of dealing with this issue was addressed at the event.

Conference Center hosts Resiliency and Hispanic Mental Health Centennial Symposium

Jose Soto, Staff reporter January 28, 2014

A symposium that gathered social workers, doctors, physicians, psychologists and professors sought to inform about mental health related issues within the Hispanic community.  By hosting speakers from different educational backgrounds, resilience as...

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