In the News

July 21, 2013

By Susan Ferriss
Center for Public Integrity

LOST HILLS – On a blistering May day in the Central Valley, most other 13-year-olds were in school. But Erick Araujo was under orders from his mother to stay inside with a U.S. history textbook.

The seventh-grader actually didn't have much to do. Over four days, his only task was to read three chapters and answer, briefly, a few questions per chapter.

"Pretty easy," the boy with braces shrugged, leafing through pages.

July 18, 2013

By Lynn Doan

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and the Wildlife Conservation Society joined forces today to endorse a plan that would allow California companies to use credits from forestry projects overseas to comply with state emissions limits.

July 15, 2013

By Robin Respaut and Brian Grow

(Reuters) - In the misty, oak-filled woods of West Virginia, the Boy Scouts of America are building their answer to Disney World.

July 08, 2013

In-State Tuition Benefits Go Largely Unused By Undocumented Immigrants
Fox News Latino

Relatively few immigrants have availed themselves of in-state tuition measures that have passed in their state, Politico is reporting.

At the University of Connecticut, which has about 18,000 students, for example, slightly more than 30 undocumented students have enrolled, the website said.

July 07, 2013

Immigration debate: Tuition breaks go largely unclaimed
By: Caitlin Emma

Fifteen states have passed laws allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges — a huge incentive for lower-income kids looking for a financial break.

July 05, 2013

The measure, the first of its kind in the nation, now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
BY Trudy Ring

The California state Senate Wednesday approved a groundbreaking bill expanding antidiscrimination protections for transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools, among other things allowing them to choose sports teams and restrooms based on their gender identity.

June 21, 2013

Mark Arax: Delusions of the Valley: Poverty we pretend not to see
Published: June 20, 2013 Updated 19 hours ago


June 19, 2013

Ricardo Lara was the Associated Students vice president during his time at SDSU.
President Recognizes SDSU Alumnus

Ricardo Lara was a first generation college student with a passion for journalism. When he began his college experience at San Diego State University, he was immediately drawn to student government.  After becoming involved with MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) and Rotaract, Lara was voted the representative of the Professional Studies and Fine Arts Council.

June 18, 2013

Latino legislative caucus lists its priorities

By CYNTHIA MORENO Vida en el Valle (Published Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 01:44PM)

June 13, 2013

President Obama Recognizes SDSU Alumnus
Senator Ricardo Lara was honored by the White House as a Harvey Milk Champion of Change.

Lara, '99, was the Associated Students vice president during his time at SDSU.
Story Keywords: Alumni, News, Diversity, LGBT, Politics, Home Page, Leadership Starts Here, People

By Hallie JacobsRicardo