Last Friday, in the wake of severe criticism from the Department of Justice, President Bob Frank outlined the steps UNM is taking to create a safer climate. Several University entities are following suit, saying action is being taken to meet the necessary standards on a campus-wide level.
University responds to severe DOJ reports
On Friday morning the Department of Justice revealed their findings regarding UNM’s handling of sexual assault causes, saying the University is not up to code because of confusing policies and outdated procedures. But at a press conference later that day, University officials emphasized that there is more to the issue than the DOJ report suggests. Informatio […]
Long-running UNM magazine loses funding
Scribendi, a nonprofit, annual magazine of creative works developed by undergraduate honors students since 1986 has been officially defunded by Associated Students of the UNM after it requested money from this spring’s ASUNM budget. The amount of funding requested by UNM student organizations amounted to more than $1 million. However, less than seven hundred […]
Groups campaigning to abolish UNM official seal over racism
The Red Nation and Kiva Club are campaigning to abolish the UNM's official seal, saying it is racist towards Native Americans. "The UNM [official seal] celebrates genocide and conquest—both are violations of basic human rights and belong in a museum of a bygone era," said The Red Nation co-founder Nick Estes. "It’s 2016 and UNM is still c […]
Grad students help Middle Eastern girls get an education
A group of UNM graduate students are facilitating access to education for girls going to school in Pakistan and Afghanistan — two countries marred by war and violence. The students provide lectures to girls in primary schools in Pakistan and facilitate their access to an education by providing financial support.
University of new Mexico regents table proposed online fees
Before voting to increase undergraduate student tuition by 2.5 percent, the UNM Board of Regents elected to hold off on voting for an online course delivery fee redistribution proposal, in order to do some fine-tuning. Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Terry Babbitt presented the proposal at Tuesday’s UNM Board of Regents’ annual Budget Summi […]
Abandoned frat house catches fire
The Albuquerque Fire Department was dispatched to 1705 Mesa Vista to contain a blaze in the early hours of Feb. 23. According to AFD, no injuries were reported and the fire has not spread. There is still no further information at the time of publication as to what caused the fire. Part of that is because the structure was a former Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternit […]
Proposal to allow stun guns fails
Associated Students of UNM has blocked a proposal to allow people to carry stun guns on campus property.
Graduate study space opens in Zimmerman
The grand opening of a new commons area in Zimmerman library on Thursday kicked off a fresh opportunity for graduate students to exclusively utilize a quiet study space. Located on the first floor of Zimmerman, in Room 102 opposite the Learning Commons, the new space will be open during usual library hours, said Abigail G. Robertson, a graduate medieval stud […]
Two UNM students win tax law competition
Two UNM Law School students won best overall and best written submission in the J.D. division of the 15th Annual ABA Law Student Tax Challenge held in Los Angeles. The students received first place in the oral arguments for their performance in defending their work product at the competition. They also won for the best written submission, which was decided b […]