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Coachella, Family, and Life: Shoutout to Hector! He's one of the first undocumented students to attend Columbia University for a MPH in Sociomedical Sciences ALMA MATER MUSTREAD UndocuBruin 🐻 ➡️ ColumbiaBound ImmiGrad 🌃 "I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and immigrated to the United States when I was a mere 4 months old. My parents left everything behind in Mexico due to the large prevalence of poverty and political corruption present in my home nation. Overall, my parents wanted to give my siblings and I a better life than they had and not endure their hardships. I lived the first 17 years of my life in the Coachella Valley and would move to Los Angeles for my undergraduate studies at UCLA. Fast forward 5 years later, I will be the first in my family to graduate from a 4-year university with a major in Biology and a minor in Chicanx Studies. 🎓 In a few months I will be a first generation graduate student as I pursue my MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. This is a top 5 public health school and I have never been more honored and privileged to attend an elite Ivy League institution. With my undergraduate degree from UCLA and my MPH from Columbia, I plan eventually attend medical school and combine public health and medicine to address health disparities in Latino communities. 💉🏥 I still need to cover about $45K in school, living, transportation and flight expenses. Please invest into an aspiring undocumented physician from the Coachella Valley. I have created a GoFundMe page to fundraise for my Columbia MPH! Link in bio! -➡️ ➡️@i.am.hecturr ⬅️⬅️LINK: http:-bit.ly-undoc_2_colmph undocumentedandunafraid orgullomexicano futuremd ImmiGrad

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Children, College, and Drinking: This 17-Year-Old Mexican-American Student Was Accepted to 18 Prestigious Universities Source: Remezcla Courtesy of Children's Defense Fund José Alberto Aceves Salvador, with his mother and father. Courtesy of the Aceves family MUSTREAD When next fall rolls around, José Alberto Aceves Salvador will begin his undergraduate career. But whether that’s as a student at Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, or any of the other 11 schools that accepted him remains unknown. José – the son of two Mexican immigrants – will graduate as the valedictorian of his class at New Open World Academy in Los Angeles. He also has a pretty impressive résumé. Even then, he felt surprised that so many schools accepted him. “When I applied to all these universities, I felt overwhelmed,” he told La Opinión. “I thought I didn’t stand a chance, and that they wouldn’t accept me.” For the 17-year-old student, getting to this moment hasn’t been devoid of obstacles. His parents, who arrived in the country in their 20s, have always worked very hard to provide for their three children. But they’ve struggled financially at times. José’s father, Ricardo, juggled multiple jobs. To cope with the stress, Ricardo turned to alcohol. “The worst part of my drinking is that I’ve left good jobs where they’ve paid well, but I quit because of my addiction,” Ricardo said. The family stayed afloat during those tough times because of José’ mother, Isabel, who works at a hospital. The family of five lives in Koreatown in a one-bedroom apartment. José jokes that he “learned to study with noise.” Over the course of his life, he’s also learned how to manage a busy schedule. Every day, he wakes up between 5 and 5:30 a.m. so that he can arrive at water polo practice by 6 a.m., which runs for an hour and a half. He then begins school at 8 a.m. After school, he participates in a mentor program. In a December 2016 video announcing him as one of the recipients of the California Beat the Odds Scholarship, José’s classmates thanked him for selflessly devoting his time to helping them with chemistry, pre-calculus, and even with college applications. immigration education

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LinkedIn, Memes, and Phenomenal: Harvard Law Review Elects 1st Black Female President in Its 130-Year History 17th soulja4 The Harvard Law Review has elected the first black woman to serve as president in the legal journal’s 130-year history. ImeIme A. Umana, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., will serve as the 131st leader of the organization. The Harvard Crimson reports that as an undergraduate at Harvard, she double-majored in government and African-American studies. She graduated in 2014 and is expecting to receive her J.D. in 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile.In an email to the Crimson, outgoing Law Review President Michael L. Zuckerman wrote that he is excited to see where Umana takes the publication in the coming year. “ImeIme is one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and caring people I’ve met, and the Law Review is in phenomenally good hands,” Zuckerman wrote. Umana was selected from a field of 12 candidates, eight of whom were women and eight of whom were people of color, according to Zuckerman. All candidates for president must answer questions from a forum of editors, write responses to submitted questions and participate in mock editorial activities. “ImeIme’s election as the Law Review’s first female black president is historic,” Zuckerman wrote. “For a field in which women and people of color have for too much of our past been marginalized or underrepresented, her election is an important and encouraging step toward a richer and more inclusive legal conversation.”In her job as president, Umana will oversee the work of 90 student editors and staff members as well as communicate with a group of writers that includes faculty members. “Knowing ImeIme, I can’t wait to applaud her in a year’s time for the extraordinary work that I am certain she will do,” Zuckerman wrote. The Crimson reports that Umana’s election comes just as the Law Review seeks to accept editors from a wider variety of backgrounds. Last year it elected the most diverse class of editors in its history. In addition, in 2013 the journal expanded its affirmative action policy to include gender as a factor in its admissions process. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th blackexcellence

The Harvard Law Review has elected the first black woman to serve as president in the legal journal’s 130-year history. ImeIme A. Umana, a n...

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Chicago, College, and Life: The Conservative Media College Dropout College Dropout College Dropout The Liberal Media William and Mary Stanford University Cornell University www.lorwardprogressives.com Twitter:Allen Clitton <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://southparkconservative.tumblr.com/post/152263172814">southparkconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Your case is based on the fallacy that a formal education makes one smarter and better-informed. That is not true, and especially the past decade, can be the opposite.</p> <p>Still, in our society, even smarter people without degrees can find it hard to be employed. So those at the top deserve even more credit for that.</p> <p>PS. Have you been to a university? It has some benefits, but universities are also the basis of ridicule these days. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Thomas Sowell is a conservative Economist who has gone through education from Howard University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard.</p><p>David Plouffe was a senior advisor to Barack Obama and was a college dropout until he wrapped up his undergraduate degree in 2010. </p><p>But I’m sure Plouffe is just a real driven guy who chose a different path than the college life, and Sowell with his MULTIPLE DEGREES doesn’t know a thing because after all, formal education isn’t everything.</p><p>I swear liberals take hypocrisy to whole new dimensions.</p>

southparkconservative: Your case is based on the fallacy that a formal education makes one smarter and better-informed. That is not true, an...

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Asian, College, and Protest: Brown students complain homework is interfering with their activism Peter Fricke Investigative Reporter @FrickePete on Feb 19, 2016 at 12:33 PM EDT Total Shares Students are reportedly upset that the university wants them to keep up with their academics amid their protesting tudent activists at Brown University are complaining of emotional stress and poor grades after months of protesting, and blame the school for insisting that they complete their coursework. There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes, and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on," an undergraduate student going by the pseudonym "David" told The Brown Daily Herald Thursday. "My grades dropped dramatically. My health completely changed. I lost weight. I'm on antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills right now. Counselors called me. I had deans caling me to make sure I was okay." Other students reported similar problems, describing maladies ranging from emotional distraction to panic My grades dropped dramatically atacks thatey say ile tent tonkeaping My health completely changed. lost miss class, and generally lose focus on keeping their grades up weight. I'm on antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills right now David and other students began demonstrating on campus in October to protest two opinion columns published in the Daily Herald that some students deemed racist because they defended the celebration of Columbus Day. Black and Asian student groups reacted by demanding that the paper not only retract and apologize for the op-eds, but also develop a plan for increasing the diversity of its staff, subject to approval by the activists <p><a href="http://cishetwhiteoppressor.tumblr.com/post/139665560726/when-will-the-madness-end-the-studying-the" class="tumblr_blog">cishetwhiteoppressor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>When will the madness end!? </p><p>The studying! The differing opinions! These poor poor college students!</p><p><a href="http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7308">Source</a><br/></p></blockquote>

cishetwhiteoppressor: When will the madness end!? The studying! The differing opinions! These poor poor college students!Source

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Best Friend, Computers, and Friends: Things People Say When You're A Blond Female Engineer At MIT On MIT Campus I'm sitting on a bench off the Infinite Corridor conversing with my best friend. A friend of hers approaches us. Cue introduction Hi! Where do you go to school? I'm wearing a MIT jacket. My backpack lies beside me. We're in MIT's academic buildings. "I'm a student here. At MIT." "Really?" Random Guy At Starbucks What are you working on?" "I'm writing an international relations paper on global politics." Cool! Are you studying to be a lawyer? Where do you go to school?" No, actually I'm studying engineering at MIT." Oh! So you're like a genius? But you seem so down to earth! Did you have some traumatizing childhood experience that brought you down to earth?" "How is that relevant?" With the questions you ask, you should be a lawyer. Wanna go have some fun?" Excuse me? I need to finish my paper." Random Guy At The Computers Context: At a cluster of MIT computers and printers. I was printing study materials. Hey! You look good! What are you doing here? Uhm, thanks. I'm headed to the library." What!? But you're wearing a dress!? Do you go to MIT?? How bout I take you out? "Yeah, I go to MIT... and I'm going to the library..." The PhD Grad Student So you're an engineering student? What do you do? "I work in controls engineering, signals processing, and automation." Okay. But actually, do you do any real engineering? <p><a href="http://ryanandmath.tumblr.com/post/107463087770/alice-zielinski-is-currently-an-mit-undergraduate" class="tumblr_blog">ryanandmath</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><strong>Alice Zielinski</strong> is currently an MIT undergraduate studying aeronautical &amp; astronautical engineering and computer science &amp; electrical engineering. <a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/things-people-say-to-blond-engineers-at-mit">In this article</a>, she tells us that</p> <blockquote> <p><em>“Many MIT students recount questions about their GPA, test scores, magnificent things they’ve built, other accomplishments—while I often find myself trying to convince people that I actually attend MIT. The reactions that I’ve received from people range from amusing to borderline offensive, from delightful to ‘what??’”</em></p> </blockquote> <p>Just another thing to show to your friends who don’t believe that sexism in STEM is a thing. Especially since she had to write a <a href="https://medium.com/@alicezielinski/afterword-mit-blonde-engineer-response-67dbd7d5fc2">follow up addressing negative responses</a>.</p></blockquote>

ryanandmath: Alice Zielinski is currently an MIT undergraduate studying aeronautical & astronautical engineering and computer science & ele...

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