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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Alyse Nelson, president of Vital Voices and Fergie are part of the group launching the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative.

New initiative uses digital approach to protect women

Cathryn Walker, SHFWire reporter March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – A new program will allow women around the world to receive emergency care by simply pushing “send.” A victim of extreme physical abuse can send an email message to the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women to ask for emergency...

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Trained students prepare taxes free of charge to those with low income

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter March 25, 2014

April 15 is just around the corner, and for students, taxes may be last on the proverbial plate. But it may not be that bad this season since students can now have taxes prepared by a professional or by a trained student for free. The Volunteer Income...

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Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, left, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia all Army soldiers during the Vietnam War, stand as President Barack Obama and a crowd applaud after they received the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor on Tuesday at the White House. Of 24 soldiers who received the award, they were the only three still alive.

Medal of Honor given to 24 veterans overlooked because of discrimination

Alejandro Alba, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter March 19, 2014

  WASHINGTON – Just like other American soldiers, they fought for their country and risked their own lives regardless of their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Decades later they received the nation’s highest military honor, delayed precisely...

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New plans for commencement ceremony announced

Luis Barrio, Staff reporter March 18, 2014

UTEP officials discussed plans for the 2014 spring commencement ceremony Tuesday morning at the Peter and Margaret De Wetter Center. This announcement also kick started the annual Grad Fair, where graduating students can purchase regalia, invitations...

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Vámonos al Simicare

Vámonos al Simicare

Cassandra Adame, Staff Reporter March 18, 2014

Estudiantes y ciudadanos de esta región suelen atender su salud, según el lado que les convenga, sea el mexicano o el estadounidense. Pero la situación se complica cuando una ley obliga a ciudadanos a atenderse de un solo lado. Aquellos sin cobertura...

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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia says “to us this President has been the Deporter-in-Chief,” before an audience of about 750.

Latino organizations recognize ‘Gang of Eight,’ NCLR disapproves of Obama

March 10, 2014

The nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, calls President Obama the Deporter-in-Chief as this administration approaches an all-time high in deportations: nearly two million. NCLR President and CEO Janet...

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19th annual Mexican literature conference to take place at UTEP

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter March 6, 2014

The Prospector This Friday on March 7, UTEP will host the 19th annual Mexican contemporary literature conference or XIX Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. The conference will be held daily from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9 from...

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Last day for the 11th International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning

Maria Esquinca, Staff reporter March 6, 2014

The last day of the 11th International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning from is approaching. The event focuses on “Celebrating Teaching and Learning” and will include two guests speakers as well as award winning UTEP faculty. On Thursday,...

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The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

International engineering competition returns to UTEP

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter March 5, 2014

UTEP will be hosting the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers 2014 competition from April 24-27. The last time UTEP hosted the competition was 16 years ago, in 1998. The competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand...

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Keith Pannell, chemistry professor, is the host of 100 @ 100 at KTEP.

Chemistry professor starts radio segment to showcase campus-wide research

Lorain Watters, Managing editor March 4, 2014

At 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, a piano trills through the stereo speakers. Sixteenth notes crescendo and fall, melting together with an English accent. Every Tuesday and Thursday, listeners of the local NPR station KTEP can hear a four-minute long...

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Christian Champaign, 18, a senior at Hyde Park Career Center in Chicago, introduced the President to East Room audience attending the My Brother’s Keeper event.

My Brother’s Keeper initiative to aid black and Latino boys

Alejandro Alba, SHFWire reporter March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON –President Barack Obama launched a new initiative to help black and Latino boys across the nation. The My Brother’s Keeper Task Force will establish mentorship programs and support networks to help minority boys stay on track in school. “By...

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