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Politics

Frank Hernandez: A Living Legend

Political Science Instructor Frank Hernandez

Frank Hernandez was born in Saginaw, Michigan during the 1930s. He experienced racism and discrimination first hand throughout his youth and young adulthood. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He has attended, and taught at prestigious universities.

Outside of teaching, he has also worked for the government in many different capacities over the years. He is a husband, father of three, and grandfather of two. And all of these things inform and enhance his teaching of Political Science at EMCC.

Sonia Shah: The Body Hunters

Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah, a critically acclaimed, prize-winning investigative journalist and author presented her expose on the pharmaceutical drug industry as part of the Honors Forum series, “The Culture of Competition,” this spring.

The audience listened attentively as Shah, wrought with conviction explained how the multinational corporate pharmaceutical industry exports drug experimentation to developing countries and the consequences thereof. 

Last Election’s Impact on Education

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In November, new officials were elected to represent the voters of District 19. Why should students care about this? Because these are the officials who will be making decisions that affect education.

Anna Tovar, a Democrat and former school teacher, won 97 percent of the vote in District 19 as state Senator. Tovar had previously been a state Representative for District 13. The new state Senator is a mother of two and believes that the quality of education is vital for the children of Arizona. Anna Tovar views education as key to the economic recovery in Arizona.

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