UNC reinstates Mexican-American studies after protests

Article CAIRCO note: 
2 students were enrolled. That takes a professor away from a different, necessary, and full enrollment course
Article author: 
Nelson Garcia
Article publisher: 
9 News
Article date: 
8 May 2015
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

 After students, alumni and community members staged protests in and around the University of Northern Colorado campus over the suspension of the Mexican-American Studies program, university leaders lifted the suspension ...

"Diversity and equity are essential to UNC's mission as a public research university, and Mexican American Studies is a critical component of delivering on that mission. The majors foster a sense of cultural identity ...

"Mexican American Studies educates students, teachers and the broader community about the important contributions of the fastest growing cultural group in the United States," Joy Landeira, Department of Hispanic Studies chairperson, said ...

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Mexican American Studies B.A. - UNC Admissions

In this program, you’ll learn about this population and their heritage as well as understand and develop an appreciation for diversity.
Why Choose UNC For Mexican American Studies?
  • UNC’s Mexican American Studies faculty are native speakers of the Spanish language, and have experience living in bilingual/bicultural homes.
  • Faculty-sponsored and scholarly-based cultural events.
  • Mexican American Studies Club allows you to converse with students in the same major and celebrate culture.
  • You’ll find many internship opportunities at local businesses, agencies, schools and hospitals.
  • Small classes allow for personal attention and a superior education.
Your Studies May Include:
  • Mexican American Politics and Leadership
  • Chicana/o Theory
  • Latina/o History