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Image I arrived in Boston last night to attend a higher education seminar coordinated by the Education Writers Association, a national group aimed at giving education journalists the best resources possible for their reporting.

This is my third EWA event.

The first panel at today's seminar focuses on the changing face of college students as minority enrollment continues to rise.

Last Sunday, I wrote a story about the rising Hispanic student enrollment at colleges everywhere but more specifically at the University of Houston-Victoria.

In the last five years, thanks to a growing population and downward-expansion, UHV's Hispanic student enrollment has risen by 89 percent. Nationwide that number is about 52 percent.

When EWA staffer Mikhail Z. sent me a Google chat message about there being some scholarship spots open at this seminar, I jumped at the opportunity to learn about the minority enrollment trend nationwide.

Here's a link to the schedule.

Got any questions for the pros? Tweet them to me at @carolinastrain with the hashtag #EWAHiEd and I'll do my best to get those answers.

We started the morning at Northeastern University with a tour of the campus, during which I took some photos and notes I'll drop into a blog post later for students and parents curious about the school.