CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, May. 23, 2016

Students attending Hispanic-Serving Institutions are more likely to stick with their studies than students at all other colleges and universities, even though they may have to stop and start their college careers, a report released Wednesday finds.

¡Excelencia! In Education, a non-profit focused on education and Latinos, analyzed 20 years of funding and student data from institutions with high Latino student populations, also known as Hispanic Serving Institutions or HSIs.

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

Donald Trump's hyperbolic rhetoric about Mexico apparently has claimed a victim.

Mexico abruptly replaced its low-profile ambassador to Washington with an experienced, well-traveled diplomat and put a public relations expert into its Foreign Ministry’s top spot for American affairs.

 

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-trump-20160405...

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

Roberta S. Jacobson, the Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, was named on June 1, 2015, by President Barack Obama to be Ambassador to Mexico. If she’s confirmed, it will be the first ambassadorial position and only the second embassy post for Jacobson, who has spent her entire State Department career working on U.S.-Latin American relations.

 

http://www.allgov.com/news/appointments-and-resignations/us-ambassador-t...

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

On instructions from President Enrique Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruíz Massieu Salinas, announces the following changes in the ministry:

José Paulo Carreño King has been nominated as Under Secretary for North America and Carlos Manuel Sada Solana has been nominated as Ambassador of Mexico to the United States of America.

Paulo Carreño King has broad experience in promoting Mexico throughout the world, in international media relations, academia, business, and possesses a solid educational background.

 

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

I am pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Roberta S. Jacobson, our Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Nine months after her nomination, I’m pleased to say we are sending one of our finest diplomats to advance this important relationship.

 

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/04/256713.htm

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

SECRETARY KERRY: Muchas gracias. Thank you very, very much. Mr. presidents, distinguished prime ministers, ministers of everything – (laughter) – minister de todos, whatever you – but you’re masters at many, many things here – and distinguished ambassadors, distinguished guests all, we are very, very grateful to you for being here. And I can actually feel an energy in here. I’m – you’re here to talk about energy, but I can feel the energy. (Laughter.) And I am enormously appreciative of my privilege of being here and being introduced by John Negroponte.... more

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

In an era of declining public investment in higher education and increasing global competition for students, a comprehensive internationalization strategy is non-negotiable for higher education institutions of every stripe.

Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016

The deadline for the 2016 Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey has been extended until May 3, and we need your help to reach our goal. As I noted below, we initially sent the survey by email to provosts at institutions around the country in February. Earlier this month, we reached out to international education leaders at institutions from which we had not yet received responses. And last week, we mailed hard copies of the survey in order to provide additional flexibility for respondents.

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016

CBIE is pleased to announce the accreditation of its ISIEP curriculum by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

The ISIEP will prepare International Student Advisers (ISAs), and other professionals working in the education sector in Canada whose responsibilities include offering immigration advice to students, for the entry-to-practice exam to become Regulated International Student Immigration Advisers (RISIAs).

Friday, Apr. 08, 2016

Twenty-one people have been arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud.
Officials said the accused knew that the University of Northern New Jersey did not exist, but they were unaware it was a ruse run by immigration agents.
The defendants acted as brokers for more than 1,000 foreigners who sought to maintain student and work visas, prosecutors said.
Most foreign nationals involved in the scheme came from China and India.

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