Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Presidential Search of 2003, part 2

At the same time that Caldera was being criticized by faculty for not having university experience, he and his supporters emphasized his other skills. In an interview with the Daily Lobo, Caldera said he wanted to increase the profile of … Continue reading

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Factoids on the Army in 2002

The Army had in 2002 480,000 active duty troops, 565,000 Guard and Reserve troops, and 225,000 civilian employees.   40 percent of all Department of Defense personnel are with the Army.   The Army has 10 active component divisions, and … Continue reading

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The Presidential Search of 2003, part 1

In March 2002 the Daily Lobo of UNM printed an editorial by the Editor in Chief, Iliana Limon, titled “Presidential Search Key to State’s Future.”  It urged the UNM community to keep an eye on the future presidential search, and … Continue reading

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UNM Regents Require Security Clearance for New President

Back to the Presidential Search at UNM.  Just before it started, back in December 2002 the Board of Regents unanimously voted to require the next president of the university to have a security clearance.  The requirement said the next president … Continue reading

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Notes on Latinos in the Military post-Caldera, part 3

Back in 2003 Salon.com the online magazine ran an article by Whitney Joiner, “The Army be Thuggin’ It.”  It talks about how the Army is using hip hop culture to attract African American recruits.  Another legacy Caldera left. The Army … Continue reading

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Notes on Latinos in the Military post-Caldera, Part 2

Latinos have been overrepresented in the frontlines. Just after the Iraq War started back on March 20, 2003, a report came out by the Pew Hispanic Center, reported in the San Diego Union-Tribune by Leonel Sanchez, that showed that Latinos, … Continue reading

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Notes on Latinos in the Military post-Caldera, part 1

Louis Caldera departed from his position as Secretary of the Army in 2001 as Clinton’s term ended and the administration of George W. Bush began.  But his policies of increasing Latinos in the Army and other armed services continued.  It … Continue reading

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