By Angela Vidal Rodriguez Last October 31st , during the World Series Championship Parade, San Francisco Giants baseball player Sergio Romo sported a blue T-shirt that proclaimed, “I Just Look Illegal”.  According to NBC, his critics were wondering “if the message was appropriate, and they didn’t like that such a big sports star would use a [...]

The National Forum has released a comprehensive report funded by the Texas Guarantee Loan Corporation (TG) examining institutional behavior related to state and federal policies regarding undocumented students. “We created a survey examining institutional behaviors regarding undocumented students.  Our partners at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and the National Association [...]

Researchers working on the immigration initiative at the National Forum have been hard at work presenting at numerous conferences around the country.  Researchers at the National Forum presented at the seventh annual national conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), and at the GSCO/BET conference.  This year’s AAHHE conference took place [...]

On March 8-10, 2012, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) hosted their seventh annual conference in Costa Mesa, CA.  AAHHE is an organization that focuses on the advancement of Hispanics in higher education and recognizes the achievements of Hispanics within their fields of study.  Last week, the National Forum sent some of [...]

The National Forum is partnering with scholars around the nation to produce three research papers on undocumented students in higher education. “The Forum identified gaps in the literature regarding higher education officials’ response to the crisis regarding undocumented students,” says Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, leader of the Higher Education Access research team at the National Forum.  “After [...]

The National Forum is partnering with scholars around the nation to produce three research papers on undocumented students in higher education. “The Forum identified gaps in the literature regarding higher education officials’ response to the crisis regarding undocumented students,” says Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, leader of the Higher Education Access research team at the National Forum.  “After [...]

What were you doing before you joined the National Forum? I was living in Chicago working as an academic skills specialist and DFI (Diversifying Faculty in Illinois) coordinator. I came to Michigan because I think it is the best option to specialize myself in organizational behavior. What are you looking forward to working on here [...]

Title: Reconciling Federal, State, and Institutional Policies Determining Educational Access for Immigrant and Undocumented StudentsLocation: ASHE Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, Westin Hotel 212 ABLink out: Click hereDescription: The Forum’s Lara Kovacheff Badke, Noe Ortega, Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, and Chris Nellum present at ASHE 2011.Start Time: 12:45Date: 2011-11-17End Time: 14:00

National Forum doctoral student researchers Angela Vidal-Rodriguez and Aurora Kamimura presented a training session to the Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) on November 4, 2011.  The title of the presentation was “Higher Education Access for Immigrant & Undocumented Students: Implications for Counselors.” The presentation draws from recent research conducted by the National Forum which examines [...]

Researchers from the National Forum traveled to Frankenmuth, MI, to present research at the Michigan Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference on November 3, 2011.  The content of their presentation was the Forum’s recent national study of admissions and financial aid practices affecting immigrant and undocumented students, which was funded by the Texas Guaranteed Student [...]