The California DREAM Act Cements a Yellow-Brick Road Towards Higher Education

March 8, 2013

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According to a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News, the California version of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (aka the “DREAM Act”) will allow 20,000 illegal in the state to apply for financial assistance. Following the federally proposed legislation, the California DREAM Act was proposed in the state during […]

Posted in: California, The US

College Retention and Graduation Rates: what’s the problem and where’s the solution?!

January 31, 2013

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This is a response to the recently published, “Open Letter to College and University Leaders”. The report is a collaborative report created by several college and university presidents on the concerning retention and graduation rates of their respective student bodies. I am intrigued by a good amount of the information in the report, suggested by […]

Posted in: The US

Round Two of the Presidential Debate – Lessons learned from the first debate, or not?

October 17, 2012

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  NPR provided a humorous photo of tonight’s second presidential debate. The blame-game. However, I do believe that “finger pointing” does occur through all mediums of politics. But was that important in tonight’s debate? Just some general comments. First, the town hall-style debate has always been my favorite format because it’s allows viewers and audience […]

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Biden and Ryan in the Boxing Ring – Do Americans Even Care about the Vice Presidential Debate?

October 12, 2012

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In one of the mostly anticipated showdowns so far in the campaign, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney had their first presidential candidacy debate last week at the University of Denver. Post-debate reports indicated that Romney had been the “victor”…whatever that means…of the debate. A Gallup poll that interviewed respondents before, during, and after […]

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1968 … 2005 … Is it Going to be the Same for 2012? French Youth Riot in Amiens

August 15, 2012

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About 75 miles north of Paris, France sits Amiens, a city with a population of a little more than 130,000—about 16% of the population in San Francisco, California and about 1.0% of Paris’s population. Amidst, domestic and international economic instability, the three-month old French President Francois Hollande will be put to the test with the […]

Posted in: EU, Europe, The US

Citizenship for $465? Not Quite – The August 15th Deferment Application for Undocumented Youth

August 7, 2012

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In June, President Obama introduced the DREAM Act legislation that would allow countless numbers of young illegal immigrants to extend their stay in the United States. And, as part of President Obama’s initiative, in just 8 days, on August 15th, undocumented youth will be able to apply for a deferment on deportation. For just $465 […]

Posted in: California, The US

ASEAN’s Ongoing Challenge Towards Unity: Maritime Dispute over the South China Sea

August 5, 2012

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a group of countries comprised of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam, whose goals include economic and political cooperation. Many suggest that member countries of the ASEAN are heading down a long and wide tunnel towards regional unity like the […]

Posted in: Asia, EU, The US
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