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José de Diego’s Love of Autonomy

On this Valentine’s Day we would also like to celebrate those that for love of country fought for their ideals fearlessly. It’s the case of  José de Diego best known as “The Father of the Puerto Rican Movement.”  A poet and lawyer credited, along with Muñoz Marin, with securing the island’s autonomy before the United Stated’s invasion. […]

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A Passion for Engineering Comes Full Circle for Hispanics

For Diana Ortega and Joaquin Nuno-Whelan, the Annual Conference of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a particularly significant and meaningful event. This is their opportunity to lend a hand and inspire a new generation of Hispanic engineers, just like they were encouraged many years ago. Diana and Joaquin are two successful engineers […]

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Marisol Moreno

Reflections of a Puerto Rican Teaching US Latina/o Literature in the Midwest

In a time when students, especially at high school level, hardly ever learn about literature or history other than the predominantly Anglo-Saxon curriculum school boards approve, we owe educators like Professor Marisel Moreno much more than words can say for promoting Latino studies. The end result may vary from stripping young minds off of unconscious bias to […]

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