San Elizario Historic Cultural District showcases Native American Heritage Month – “Celebration Of Our Cultures”
By Anali Martinez
The San Elizario Historic District, where Culture is always on display, hosted the 2nd Annual “Celebration of Our Cultures” event, in honor of Native American Heritage Month this past weekend. Native talks, crafts and food were featured by various tribes and others.
Author Rachel Monday spoke on the Lipan Apache and Ed Arregon from the New Mexico Santo Domingo Tribe made a heartfelt presentation on his people, followed by others including the Taino, Navajo and Tigua also spoke. The day was highlighted by traditional ceremonial Aztec dances by Danza Omecoatl and the Tigua Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo social dancers, directed by Nancy Torres. The majestic Eagle Dance was presented, as well as the Buffalo dance and others. The audience participated in the traditional Round Dance.
The San Elizario Historic District continued the Celebration on Sunday with the final monthly Art Market for 2013 and the final performance of the year for the Pistoleros De San Elizario reenactment troupe. The group led by fourth generation reenactor Vincent Sanchez, excited the crowd with two performances on Sunday.
The San Elizario Historic District will host the 3rd annual “ChristKindleMarket” on December 6-8, 2013.
This Christmas holiday market takes place in the heart of the San Elizario Historic Cultural District and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks. ??ChristKindleMarket offers a holiday shopping experience unlike the department stores in the area, as many of the items are handcrafted and incredibly unique. As it’s important to keep a full belly to stay warm in the winter chill, ChristKindleMarket will have a number of food and drink vendors on site as well. German sausages, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes are all on tap. Sweets, pastries and candies help provide a nice finish to your meal. To drink, German beers will be on hand as well as the traditional “Glühwein”, a hot spiced wine that is served around the holidays. So this Christmas season, gather up the family and swing by ChristKindleMarket San Elizario for a one of a kind holiday experience — outside of Germany, that is.
For more information: 915-851-0093?
The UTEP basketball season is back and this is going to be an exciting season. Veterans Julian Washburn, Jon Bohannon, CJ CooperMckenzie Moore and Cedric Lang return to a team with some fresh faces. Freshmen Vincent Hunter, Matt Willms, Tevin Caldwell and Josh Brown join this tournament ready team. The Miners started the season with a solid win against loyola 84-49. Freshman Matt Wilms contributed with 20 points to lead this very confident team. Four of the Miners scored in double figures along with Senior Jon Bohannon contributing 16 points and 8 rebounds. The Miners did well on defense and this win gives them confidence going into a rivalry game on Friday.
UTEP travels to New Mexico State on Friday. The Aggies were a tournament team last year and this rivalry game will be very much heated and tough for both squads. The Aggies are currently 2-1 and are looking to be one of the standout teams this season int he WAC conference. The game will be in Las Cruces but will be shown on ESPN3. The real competition for the Miners will be Thanksgiving weekend when the Miners face Tennessee in the Battle for Atlantis basketball tournament which also features Xavier, USC, Kansas and a variety of other schools. Top Ranked Kansas could possibly face UTEP in what would give the Miners a hard test Im sure they would be ready for though.
El Paso Motorcycle Coalition Toy Run
On November 3rd, the annual El Paso Motorcycle Coalition Toy Run was held from the truck driving school in Sunland Park to Cohen Stadium. This year over 2000 bikers rode from Woodrow Beam Trans Mountain.
This years 31th annual run got a lot of great sponsors that included Bronco Disposal, Popular Mattress, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, Walgreens, Camacho Real Estate and San Jose Funeral Homes.
People looking to donate more toys can do so at their nearby Walgreens until December 22nd. This years run is expected to get over 5000 toys for underprivileged children in the El Paso area. The El Paso Motorcycle Coalition has done a tremendous job at keeping this event growing in the sun city.
San Elizario: Where culture is always on exhibit
Story and photos by: Ricky Jimenez Carrasco
Speak to Al Borrego for a few minutes and you will get a history and art lesson spanning centuries. Borrego, president of the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, is fiercely proud of the area and has worked for the past four years to improve and promote the area and put it on the map. Working in tandem with the Society and other artists and community leaders, Borrego has built up the area and made it more attractive to tourists who come to see the area’s history.
The newest improvement to the area is the installation of sign-posts that make for an interactive self-guided walking tour of the San Elizario historical district. The markers have basic information about each location and have scan codes that can be read by smart-phones. By scanning the bar codes, an automated message in either English or Spanish about each site will automatically begin to play and share more in-depth information. The signposts, which are unique to the El Paso area, were built and installed by volunteers. Borrego explained the cost was similar to making a good quantity of printed paper pamphlets, but this method is much more user friendly and cost-effective. Guided tours are still available at designated times, but the signs are available to tourists who do not come at the appointed times.
San Elizario has also recently been designated as an official cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. As of today, there are only 24 such districts in Texas, most near the downtown metropolitan areas of Texas cities. 5 new districts were appointed since last September. San Elizario became the 21st, the only one that is not situated in a city. San Elizario is a rural community of about 13,000 that is currently unincorporated.
Borrego and the San Elizario Historical Society got help from State Representative Mary Gonzalez. “She helped to compile the information, submit the application, and helped promote it from her office in Austin. The Texas Commission on the Arts designates areas as cultural districts through a process to see if you qualify or not. This past year, 8 locations in Texas submitted applications and only 5 were approved.” The new designation, other than opening many new possibilities for the area, also allows the Society to apply for further State funding for further revitalization and restoration efforts. “You have to show how the area will have an economic impact on the local community, be a center providing cultural activities for tourism, promote historic preservation and education.”
Borrego continued, “We are already doing most of these. We are currently hosting 88 free events a year. We host everything from monthly tours of the district, the Billy the Kid festival, the upcoming Celebration of Our Cultural festival, and the Kris Kindle market prior to the Christmas Holidays. We hold 9 art markets a year with many local artists. We host about 20 Billy the Kid re-enactment shows a year. We host the ghost tours every first Friday of the month. We say that this is where culture is on exhibit all the time. Our slogan is “See it. Feel it. Believe it.”
Borrego’s family has deep roots in San Elizario. “This all started because I got into art.” He saw that various other privately owned art galleries in El Paso were closing down. He started showing his paintings in El Paso and then eventually at an improvised farmer’s market in the San Eli church plaza. He noticed that tourists were coming to see the history of the church and the area, but with no central organization or leadership. He had the epiphany that the area resembled, and surpassed, Santa Fe in terms of history, and size if the rest of the Mission Trail is included.
At first, the only plan was to have a small art gallery. Then the gallery evolved to having monthly art markets showcasing many El Paso area artists. Then that evolved to showing the area’s history like not only the San Elizario church, but also the newly expanded Veteran’s museum. Borrego would hope that El Pasoans would promote this area as much as the Mesilla area is usually promoted as a cultural tourist spot.
Borrego foresees the movement continuing, improving, and expanding under the leadership of the Historic Society. “Now, not only has it run the museum for the past 23 years, It’s the driving force of everything here. It’s the steward of the cultural district designation. It’s the steward of both of the National designations: National Historic District and National Historic Trail. Now we’re part of the Texas scene. We’re no longer just a historic chapel ‘in El Paso’. We are our own entity. We certainly have enough history. This is where Onate came to have a first meal with the Manzos. This is where the actual pass to the north was located. This is where the Salt War was located. The oldest Main Street in the US is located here. This is where the first county seat was located before there was even a town name ‘El Paso.’”
If you would like to experience a part of San Elizario’s 400 year history, there are many upcoming events you can attend. On November 9th and 10th, the area will host the 17th annual Veteran’s Day parade and celebration. The following weekend, Borrego is proud to show the 2nd annual “Celebration of Our Culture” which will showcase Native American culture from all over the southwest including presentations, talks, and dances from tribes as far away as Oklahoma. On December 6, 7, 8, the annual “Kris Kindle Market” will host over 50 vendors selling art, crafts and food.
photos and story by: Ricky Jimenez Carrasco
On Saturday, hundreds of big, bad bikers were spotted cruising the streets of the Mission valley in pink shirts, pink bandanas, even pink goatees. More than just a fashion statement, the bikers wore pink to show their solidarity for one of their own overcoming her battle with breast cancer. The Making Strides against Breast Cancer charity run was held in honor of Isela Reyes. It’s been only a few years since Isela received the news that she had been diagnosed. With the help from her friends, family, and doctors, Isela is currently in remission and doing much better.
At its worst, Isela’s cancer had reached Stage IV, where the cancer has metastasized, but where it is still treatable. She elected to have a bilateral mastectomy. She says that the most painful part of her ordeal was the change in appearance. “From one day to another the change is drastic. People react to the loss of hair and all the other things that can change with the cancer and then treatment. My family was very supportive. They never allowed me to think too much about and dwell on it.” She emphasized that her family was a big part of her recovery. “We really didn’t cry much. They said, let’s just make the best of it and let’s move on. I had a lot of surgeries and procedures, but we still had our regular cookouts and parties.”
One thing that Isela would advise for new patients is to get educated about their condition. “I asked alot of questions. Friends bought me books. The doctors gave me alot of information. I would get sad because I would read about the side effects of the medicines, but it was better to know what I could expect to happen. It was scary, but I just took it a day at a time.”
Martha Solis, from the American Cancer Society office in El Paso, also places importance on education. She explained the role of the ACS in a patient’s treatment. “We provide each patient with a specific portfolio that lays out the doctor’s orders, information of nutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, and other forms of treatment. We also have support groups and mentors for the patients. Isela wanted to know what to expect, and what better way than to meet other survivors to give guidance. Isela is already paying it back by providing support to newer patients.”
The key to a faster recovery rate and survivability to any cancer is early detection and education about one’s own health. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, and it can be hereditary. “We want to stress that each woman do their self exams as soon as she is sexually active. As a woman, you have to get your monthly exams on top of your yearly doctor’s exams, no later than starting at age 21.”
Solis applauded Isela’s education and preparation as being essential to her recovery. “She got the proper information, but more important was that she got checked and detected early. The earlier you get detected, the quicker you can get treatment.
The biker run on Saturday raised around $2000, all that will be donated to the El Paso American Cancer Society. Terry Almanzar helped to organize the run in honor of Isela, her cousin. “She was diagnosed in 2010. When she started getting better, we decided to start this run last year. Now that she’s in full remission, we decided to continue the run to continue to bring awareness to the community.” The money will be used to get wigs, lymphedema sleeves, prosthesis, and treatment in general. When asked if she had any other comments about her charity run, Isela simply said, “It’s a blessing to be here. I’d like to thank all the bikers and sponsors for sharing their time and donations.”
With that said, Isela hopped onto her husband’s Harley and rode off with the rest of her bikers and continued the way she’s dealt with this ordeal: with a smile and surrounded by friends and family.
For more information about breast cancer and cancer in general: Call the El Paso office of the American Cancer Society at 915-633-1231 or go to www.cancer.org.
It’s showtime on the Far East Side!
Photos and story by: Ricky J. Carrasco
On Wednesday, workers were still putting on the finishing touches on El Paso’s newest movie theater, Cinemark East Montana. The tech people were playing movies and trailers to ensure the picture and sound were perfect. Crews were touching up the building and landscaping to be as clean and presentable as possible. The concessions employees were performing practice runs and polishing up the countertops and every available surface.
This will be El Paso’s 4th Cinemark, but as Jennifer Frederick, marketing manager stated, they recognized that the area east of the Loop on Montana Street is booming. “It’s a good area of El Paso, lots of new housing. TinselTown Theater is pretty close by, but this area needed an entertainment spot and we wanted to be the first to come service the community.”
The 14 auditorium, 2,388 seat theater is part of the company’s “Next-Gen” concept that aims to bring the newest in digital entertainment in all their theaters. All screens are floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, all digital sound throughout the theater and 7 of the 14 theaters are 3-D capable. The flagship auditorium is the XD: Extreme Digital Cinema room, which features their biggest seating capacity, clearest image and 20,000 watts of sound pouring out of more than 40 speakers from the four walls and ceiling. On opening night, the theater will be showing the “Carrie” remake that opens this week nationwide.
Also new to El Paso is the concession options. Cinemark East Montana features a “cafeteria” style counter where patrons can pick and choose from the standard fare like popcorn and nachos, but patrons will also have options like pizza, pretzel bites and self-serve candy, soft drinks and slush drinks. There will also be a front café area that will be serving Starbucks coffee, beer, wine and even frozen margaritas and daiquiris!
Inside the theater, the seats are all faux leather, which makes them easier to clean and upkeep. All armrests go up and have some movement to be as comfortable as possible. Frederick also wanted to tout the Cinemark mobile App, where customers can look up movie times and purchase tickets. More innovative is the “CineMode” feature that, when activated during a movie, automatically dims your cell phone’s screen and lowers the volume. Patrons who use the “CineMode” app during a movie will be eligible to receive coupons for in-theater use. She also promised that there will be ushers checking for cell phone users during movie running time, as well as checking for underage drinking.
Heath Poe, the theater’s general manager, stated that the business is currently employing 75 people. When asked why the Cinemark company would open another theater in El Paso, Poe’s answer was direct and to the point. “Every theater we’ve opened has exceeded our expectations.” Though Poe has only lived in El Paso for the last few months, he sees the potential in our area. “The market is growing, there are new homes everywhere. You have the military just down the street. You have explosive growth across the border. There’s potential for growth for any business. Not recognizing all the factors that make this area great would be detrimental for business.”
Both Poe and Frederick also expressed interest in serving the area’s regional interests. For example, if there is enough interest in movies like “Instructions Not Included” which is a very bilingual-language movie, then that will be passed down to the corporate level. If people attend that kind of movie, then certainly more will be brought in the future.
Cinemark East Montana will host their grand opening to the public this Friday, October 18th. Prices range from $7 matinee times (before 6pm) to $12 for XD Cinema on Fridays and Saturdays. Check local listings.
World’s Largest Ballooning Event Takes to Skies October 5-13
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta celebrates its 42nd event with over 500 hot air balloons representing 20 countries. The 42nd event taking place on October 5-13, 2013 at Balloon Fiesta Park, in Albuquerque, NM. The breathtaking Mass Ascensions featuring waves of hot air balloons will fill Albuquerque’s morning skies with hundreds of balloons on both weekends and on Wednesday of Balloon Fiesta. Evening events bring dusk to life with balloon glows on the opening weekend then Thursday through the second Saturday of Balloon Fiesta.
Opening day at Balloon Fiesta Park kicked off with the Opening Ceremonies, beginning at 6:45 a.m. The 18th America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race, a cross country competition, also helped commence the opening day festivities.
The hot air balloon competitive flying started on Monday of Balloon Fiesta week, with pilots competing to win cash prizes. Competitive flying will continue throughout the week, taking a break on Wednesday for the Flight of the Nations. The Flight of the Nations will honor the 20 countries participating in the 42nd event, as each flies their nation’s flag from their balloon.
A giant Snow White, chariot, wizard and other unique objects are among the 98 special shape balloons that will take to the skies for their own mass ascension and balloon glows on Thursday and Friday at Balloon Fiesta Park.
Dallas based Magical Fundraising looks to bring educational enriching shows to schools in El Paso. David D’angelo started his career with the navy for 10 years. After his completion he got a job at Norwegian cruise lines that led him to drive from LA to Florida for work. Upon his stop in El Paso he read an article about high dropout rates in San Antonio and Texas that led him to develop his magic shows towards youth impact.
Today D’angelo works in the Dallas area and is now also in El Paso working with various schools. D’Angelo’s “Magic of the heart” show is based on interpersonal relationships that show children the importance of respect for one another. D”angelo states that “we want to teach kindness. You can never ben to nice to someone and years to come when we are older, we appreciate those that were nice to use”. This already successful show in the Dallas metroplex is currently gaining traction here in El Paso.
Schools can contact D’Angelo directly at Magicdavid14@yahoo.com 214-349-4946
More information can be seen at www.magicfundraisinginc.com
“Filling the gap”
Story and photos by: Ricky J. Carrasco
According to numbers provided by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC), there is currently only one Latino dentist for every 10000 possible Latino patients. In some years in the past decade, no Latino students have graduated as dentists from California universities, which is an alarming number since he says that by 2030, Latinos (from various national backgrounds) will make up half the population in California. According to Dr. Serrata from EPCC, half of one percent of the Latino population is graduating with medical, dental or law degrees.
Dr. Bautista was in town to speak with Dr. William Serrata, President of the El Paso Community College system, exploring the possibility about starting a future partnership with EPCC and other area schools, like UTEP and the Paul L. Foster Texas Tech School of Medicine, in creating a larger brain-trust on Latino Health issues. He also promoted beginning a program where more Latinos can find their way into the medical profession.
Through CESLAC, Dr. Bautista also heads up MEDPEP, the Medical Preparation and Education Pipeline program where Latinos in California’s community colleges are assisted and directed toward entering the medical field through UCLA’s medical schools. The 10 year old program gets around 50-70 enrolled students every year from southern California. The students have to attend seminars and programs on the UCLA campus. Bautista estimates 140 students so far have gone through the program, through medical school and are currently practicing professional doctors.
According to Dr. Carlos Yates, Math professor at El Paso Community College, who facilitated the meeting between Dr. Bautista and EPCC and several other educational entities in El Paso, “There is a vital need to have physicians and dentists that understand the culture of our people, the way to talk to them, their extended families, their diets and behaviors that all have a deep impact on the health of a patient.”
Bautista says Latino students may not be attracted to the medical field since they have so few role models. “If you have a physician in the family, then idea of medical school is not as intimidating. Often, we find that many of our students may not even have a family physician, much less a Latino one. The idea of not only graduating with a bachelor’s, much less a doctorate, seems so far away.” Bautista’s program gets students who may come from the inner city or from rural areas (where their parents may be farmworkers), and introduces them not only to Latino physicians and lecturers, but also medical students, thereby creating a support system with them and their own peers, further de-mystifying the notion of medical school.
Dr. Serrata stated that he was enthusiastic to begin the partnership in whatever form necessary and as practical to the El Paso area. He explained how the idea of directing, then mentoring, students towards a medical field is even more feasible in El Paso, since EPCC has a track record of educating and mentoring students from the high school level, having various campuses and programs where high school age students can achieve college credit, even associate degrees before their high school diplomas. “What we want to promote is that dreams can become reality for this population. In most medical schools, few of the students are from the area. We have the unique opportunity here because we now have a medical school in town because we have a need, so what are we going to do to build that pipeline to get these students into that school? Ultimately, we know that El Pasoans wish to remain in this area, if the jobs are here. We can produce doctors here that know our demographics, our people and our culture. We don’t have many role models for our students. We have trailblazers like Dr. Bautista, but then there is a big gap, and we need to be able to fill that gap to provide opportunities for these students.”
Dr. Bautista was hopeful about the meeting and the future of such a program. He explained that he had met with UTEP and Paul Foster/Texas Tech personnel. In Texas, 70% of students, 80% of minorities, enter higher education via a community college, so the seeds of a program are landing in very fertile ground here in El Paso. “Whenever I introduce the idea of MEDPEP to a campus, it doesn’t become a clone of what we’re doing in UCLA. It depends on what people want to do here. That community has to own it. I’m just glad that we were able to get the schools together, even to just consider in joining efforts to create a sustained intellectual concentration on researching Latino Health. And if, through that effort, we get the medical students to come down to the colleges, and then to the high schools, and sharing information all around, then I think that’s the keys to kingdom.”
Finally, Dr. Bautista reiterated that he would not be the architect for such a program at EPCC. “I think the people are here to do it [implement such a program]. I can be a coach, I can share experiences, I can cheerlead, but that’ll have to be created here. I think the people are here to do it. I get a sense of the will. I certainly get a sense of the need.”
An Autumn Magic Show
El Paso Museum of History Presents
An Autumn Magic Show
The El Paso Museum of History, located at 510 North Santa Fe Street, is pleased to present Fall into Magic: a Celebration of Autumn. Join magician Bob King on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the museum Seminar Room. Come see feats that will astound and amaze you!
With the start of school and summer beginning to wane, everyone looks forward to the cool temperatures of autumn. Spirits are regenerated as the smell of wood smoke fills the air. The cottonwood trees are changing colors and suddenly the air is filled with magic. Bob King will help set the mood for you as he performs magic tricks that will keep you mystified as well as howling with laughter.
Bob King has been in the business of magic since he was eleven years old. For a year and a half he hosted a television show on local Channel 4 entitled The Soda Fountain which ran everyday Monday through Friday. At one point in his career, he became Ronald McDonald, the famous clown for McDonald’s hamburgers. As the only Spanish speaking Ronald in the system Bob was invited to make appearances at McDonald’s restaurants throughout Central America.
For more information and to reserve a seat, contact Sue Taylor at 915.351.3588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE KUGLER ERA- UTEP FOOTBALL
The Kugler Era has finally arrived. UTEP showed a strong offense in this 42-35 loss to UNM. Everyone was nervous about this game setting the tone for the season. The end result was a loss but it was a hard fought loss that proved UTEP has a lot of talent and should be competing with anyone in the newly changed Conference USA. Coach Kuglers first game as a Head Coach needs work on defense. Defense plagued miner teams were a big part of Mike Price’s time here. The first game jitters are gone so lets see how the Miners do this weekend against the Aggies on defense.
UTEP was behind much of the game but then finally took the lead 28-21 in the 4th. Jameill Showers had a great game completing 15 out of 20 passes. He also had 119 yards with zero interceptions. Freshmen Aaron Jones finished the game with 127 rushing yards. Both were not enough for a Miner squad trying to gel with what is pretty much a new team with new leaders. Both UTEP newcomers are showing promise for a very optimistic season.
The next game for UTEP is against rival New Mexico state which should be an easy game. Although NMSU looks soft, you can never count out a team at home during a rivalry game. This game will be at this saturday(Sept 14th) at 6pm at NMSU. Next week the Miners start conference play against C-USA newcomer UTSA. The roadrunners are lead by former University of Miami coach Larry Coker.
Mayor and First Lady Make First Charitable Donation
Mayor Oscar Leeser was happy to announce that First Lady Lisa Leeser has selected the Children’s Grief Center of El Paso as the first non-profit that will receive a donation as part of their newly created charity. The Mayor and First Lady’s charity was created after the Leeser’s committed to donate his mayoral salary during the Inaugural Ceremony in June. The presentation took place in the Mayor’s office on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
UTEP Climbs to #7 in National University Rankings
The University of Texas at El Paso has broken into the Top 10 of a national ranking focused on “true public interest” and based on social mobility, research and community service.
Washington Monthly announced today that UTEP will be rated #7 overall in its 2013 College Rankings to be published Sept. 4. The University, which begins its 2013 fall semester today, is ranked between Stanford (#6) and Harvard (#8).
UTEP moved up five slots from the previous year and earned the top spot in the social mobility category for the second year in a row. Social mobility is described as recruiting and graduating students of modest means, and is a measure of how well “the school performs as an engine of social mobility.” The research component includes annual expenditures (in excess of $76 million) and the number of undergraduates who continue to earn doctoral degrees. The service rating is based on how students are taught to give back to the community whether through volunteer hours or participation in community service organizations, including ROTC.
“We are extremely pleased with the latest Washington Monthly rankings because they reflect the growing national validation of the important work that has been under way at UTEP,” President Diana Natalicio said. “This ranking recognizes UTEP’s success in fulfilling our public research university mission by successfully offering both access and excellence to the highly talented and mostly first-generation Hispanic students we serve.
“Achieving both affordability and high quality in a low-resource setting such as the U.S.-Mexico border region requires a deep commitment by all faculty and staff to ensure that students who entrust us with their aspirations are given every opportunity not only to pursue them, but to participate in enriched educational experiences on our campus that will prepare them to compete successfully with their peers from across the globe,” President Natalicio added. “As we celebrate UTEP’s Centennial next year, we’re looking forward to continuing to serve as a model and catalyst for change in public higher education in the 21st century.”
President Natalicio will participate in a Sept. 4 panel discussion organized by Washington Monthly to discuss higher education issues reflected in the rankings.
In its introduction to the rankings, the magazine’s editors praised UTEP for enrolling – and graduating – a large number of low-income students. More than half of UTEP’s almost 23,000 students – 12,116 – received a Pell Grant during the 2012-13 academic year, and 75 percent received some form of financial aid.
“Our rankings aim to identify institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest,” the editors wrote. They later added that UTEP enrolls “large numbers of low-income students and graduates more of them than the economic and academic profiles of their students would predict, while charging the kind of affordable tuition that is increasingly rare.”
This is the eighth year that the publication, an investigative, system-analysis periodical based in Washington, D.C., has produced college rankings. The magazine says the rankings reward schools for, “among other things, recruiting and graduating students of modest means – in conscious contrast to the U.S. News & World Report.”
To view the complete listings, visit the magazine’s “2013 College Rankings.”