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Rene Luis Alvarez
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Running Again
The end of the first week of the new year is upon
us.  This hopefully brings with it an end
to those dumb news fillers like “Best of 2015” lists or "How to keep your resolutions in 2016."  I say “hopefully” because I want to spend time
sharing my own dumb f...

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Still Chasing the White Whale
The first of an occasional series discussing “Books That
Have Influenced Me” Film director Ron Howard’s latest project, In The Heart of the Sea , tells the story
of the nineteenth-century whaling ship the Essex.   Despite being based on harrowing true event...

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Diversify Faculties, But How?
Image from and available at Inside Higher Ed The protests that have occurred on college campuses this
semester have included demands that institutional leaders take steps to create
environments that are more sensitive to the needs of students from various
r...

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Mexicans in the News (aka Not This Again!)
The protests that have occurred on college campuses this
semester have included demands that institutional leaders take steps to create
environments that are more sensitive to the needs of students from various
racial and ethnic backgrounds.  In recent
week...

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Latinos in the News... Again (aka This Again?!?)
My friend, colleague, and fellow Mexican Intellectual , Frank Gaytan , wrote recently about the behavior of writing and referenced a piece
from The Atlantic that discussed the connection between writing and running .   No sooner had I shared with him
that a...

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