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THE IMPACT OF THE CSU ON CALIFORNIA

The CSU released this week a report showing how much of an economic, technological, social and environmental impact the CSU makes statewide.

The report, Working for California: The Impact of the California State University System, underscores that the dynamic, knowledge-based economy that California enjoys can be directly tied to the investment in world-class public higher education.

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HACU LOBBIES FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS RACE CAR DRIVER CHALLENGES
STUDENTS TO GET ON THE FAST TRACK
OF EDUCATION
HACU

During visits to members of the U.S. Congress on April 20, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, (HACU) called for increased federal investment in Hispanic Higher Education and spoke against the Obama administration's proposal to consolidate federal science grants into one single competitive grant.

The visits were part of HACU's 15th Annual Capitol Forum which was attended by approximately 175 higher education stakeholders, university presidents and administrators.

Prior to the congressional visits, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to HACU members about the need for more Hispanic teachers in K-12 and the administration's intent to support innovative partnerships with the community and churches to strengthen on-time high school graduation.

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HACUIndy Car driver Milka Duno told some 75 students at Hollenbeck Middle School in East Los Angeles to dedicate time to excel in education.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS GET A
VIRTUAL TOUR TO COLLEGE
Groups of students, from one end of the state to the other, climbed aboard the Road to College bus over a five-week period in April and May, to learn about higher education.

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