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Kathy Albarado honored with distinguished alumni and service awards

Kathy Albarado honored with distinguished alumni and service awards

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Kathy Albarado, BS Psychology '87, MAIS '91, with the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award in MAIS and Alumni Service Award to Community. Albarado founded Helios HR, an award-winning human capital consulting and recruiting firm, with a commitment to aid leaders in solidifying strong human resource practices that build and enhance their corporate culture.

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AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C.— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, has selected 21 universities to receive more than $3.7 million for the 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement Funding Opportunity. Selected organizations will research five priority areas, including volunteer management, societal and national understanding of national service, civic infrastructure in communities, and AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Seniors programmatic interests. See the full list of newly funded AmeriCorps research projects.

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CHSS alumni shine in Celebration of Distinction

CHSS alumni shine in Celebration of Distinction

CHSS alumni are amazing, and we have proof! Mason's Alumni Association has announced its 2022 awardees for the Celebration of Distinction and CHSS alumni have swept the field. Congratulations to all awardees! (Image by art_by_bigvee from Pixabay.)

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IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

In 1982,  in Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas  law denying school enrollment to undocumented immigrant  school children, thereby ensuring a free K-12 public education for all students regardless of immigration status. Today, some Americans want to overturn Plyler, and some scholars believe that the official opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, laid a foundation for an impending Plyler challenge. The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) just released a new paper that reviews the Plyler decision, focuses on continuing barriers to education faced by undocumented students, and examines the potential impact of overturning Plyler. 

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