Last weekend, La Unidad Latina Fraternity hosted its annual Noche Dorada, this year a Celebration of our Latina Mothers and Sisters, special guest Marta Moret (SPH ‘84), President of Urban Policy Strategies and Yale University’s First Lady.
Almost a month late in reblogging this, but came across it. Already looking forward to next year’s Noche!
Spot from #Target is about that life. #ΛΥΛ #mltcp2014 #sorryforallthelulpics #actuallynotthatsorry (at Target HQ - Target Plaza Commons)
The #Yale Delegation on their way to #Columbia for the Latino Ivy League Conference! #LILC2013 (at Phelps Gate)
Had the opportunity to meet Puerto Rican Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, first Latino from the Midwest elected to Congress. #Yale #DespiertaBoricua (at Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS))
This past Saturday, The Yale Chapter of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. organized their annual Noche Dorada gala with the theme “Mujer: A Celebration of our Latina Mothers and Sisters.”
We had our very own First Lady of Yale Marta Moret, who is a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, as our keynote speaker. Performances were by Yale student groups Oye! and Ballet Folklorico de Yale in addition to spoken word poet JF Seary.
Dean Rosalinda Garcia was recognized for her tremendous contributions to the Latin@ community at Yale and the fraternity named their La Rosa Dorada award in her honor. The first annual Rosalinda V. Garcia Rosa Dorada was awarded to Yvette Borja (SY ‘14) for her contributions to the Yale Latin@ community and the embodiment of our fraternity’s mission.
The event united our large and multigenerational community. There were over two dozen Yale alumni, 100 Yale students, several Yale professors and faculty, and 100 alumni and students from other universities in attendance.
Couldn’t be prouder standing alongside these men and call them my brothers. The three of us surpassed our goals for planning Noche and I couldn’t be happier. #YaleNoche #ΛΥΛ #Yale (at The Ballroom / Yale Room at LoRicco Tower)
viα singithigh: ”To all the women who silently made history”
Celia Cruz performing Sun Sun Babae on Sesame Street
This month’s WIRED cover features 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, currently the top ranking student in México. This cover story filled me with joy and not because it’s focused on poverty in borderlands and autodidactism (although that’s definitely a plus), but because it’s heartening to know that there is people like Sergio Juárez Correa creating contrast in education in Mexico, especially poverty-stricken areas that don’t have a lot of resources. Juárez Correa, tired of ineffective teaching methods and fruitless results, he began to research new teaching methods and came across Sugata Mitra’s methods on self-directed learning. Mitra is best known for his experiments in India where he left computers for children to use and “without any instruction, they were able to teach themselves a surprising variety of things, from DNA replication to English.”
With the first trial of self-directed learning lessons, Juárez Correa, not only was able to bring down the national standardized exam fail rates (from 45 percent in math to 7 percent and 31 percent in Spanish to 3.5 percent), but he was able to bring his students to the top of the math and Spanish rankings in Mexico. He also didn’t just lead self-directed learning in math and Spanish, but in other topics including controversial topics.Juárez Correa began hosting regular debates in class, and he didn’t shy away from controversial topics. He asked the kids if they thought homosexuality and abortion should be permitted. He asked them to figure out what the Mexican government should do, if anything, about immigration to the US. Once he asked a question, he would stand back and let them engage one another.
The article has great studies that have been done on self-directed learning. You can read the article here.
“The bottom line is, if you’re not the one controlling your learning, you’re not going to learn as well.”
The age old question remains: Why Are Mexicans So Smart???
Come out and show your support for Latinas through #Yale #ΛΥΛ “Latinas Are…” Photo Campaign today! #YaleNoche (at Cross Campus)
This school is too bougie, but despite it all I love this place. #Yale #inspiringyale #latinosatyale #23 (at Yale University - Branford College)
"If you’re opening a business just for the money, you’ll fail. There’s too much work before the money comes. Your heart needs to be in it."