WHAT ARE THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS?

CURIOUS NEW MEXICO ANSWERED QUESTIONS ANSWERED QUESTION As part of our Curious New Mexico project, UNM student John Acosta looked into questions from a reader about the economic contributions of undocumented families in New Mexico and the number of undocumented students who complete a higher education. UNM Dream Team Members posing for a picture at…

Food Trucks Teach Students

Food trucks teach culinary students entrepreneurial skills By John Acosta / NM News Port The streets of Albuquerque are coming alive as culinary students serve innovative and sizzling local fare out of their food trucks. The students are part of the Street Food Institute (SFI). The culinary arts school helps students develop business and technical…

Biz Event Helps Hispanics Connect

Hispano Chamber hosts traveling networking event By John Acosta / NM News Port Ray Lucero Jr. had a hard time holding back tears while explaining the history of his business to Hispano small-business owners at an event organized by the The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s small business committee last month. Lucero Jr. was hosting…

Taos Students Get Earthy for Sustainable Housing

By Brenna Kelley, John Acosta and Jake Schwanitz / NM News Port Students from around the world come together in Taos, New Mexico, with one goal in mind: to learn how to build and maintain their own earthship. Earthships are self-sustainable and entirely “green” forms of housing that began to be developed more than 40…

Second Annual Race and Media Conference 2015

Students and scholars packed UNM’s Honda Auditorium to listen to Dr. Angharad N. Valdivia’s keynote speech about contemporary media issues; her speech kicked off the second annual Race and Media Conference last Thursday. The Race and Media Conference spanned three days, from September 24 through September 26, and gave well-known scholars a chance to share…