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Thursday, October 08, 2015

UNMPD annual report displays rise, fall in various crimes for 2014

The UNM Police Department’s annual Security and Fire Safety Report, released Oct.1, shows that the number of reported sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence cases on campus property increased in 2014 from the previous year.

According to the report, the number of reported sexual assaults on campus increased from 12 to 18 between 2013 and 2014. The number of reported stalking crimes on campus also increased from five in 2013 to 28 in 2014.

UNM researcher travels to track Pope’s visit to America

UNM researcher travels to track Pope’s visit to America

Professor Richard Wood, chair of UNM’s department of sociology, traveled with 150 other New Mexicans to research Pope Francis’ recent visit to America and its effect on the political forum, according to a University press release. Wood ... Read More

Spain most popular for UNM study-abroad programs

Spain is the most popular country for UNM students to study abroad, according to data from the University’s Global Education Office. Mexico is second with a large number of faculty-led programs, and the United Kingdom is third.

One of the many things college students are invited to do during their time in school is study abroad. However, there are various factors to consider before making a final decision such as finances, what type of program to do, credit transfers and, most importantly, where to go.

With the rise of globalization, especially in the job market, international jobs are becoming increasingly popular. This makes being bilingual or having international experience, such as studying abroad, invaluable. Overall across the United States and at UNM, study abroad enrollment is on the rise.

Broken infrastructure takes spring from pedestrians' steps

From a crumbling or missing sidewalk to missing curb ramps to difficult-to-access bus stops, pedestrian obstacles can be viewed as either unnoticeable or as a major issue. Numair Latif found that the UNM area is no different.

Latif, an architecture and planning graduate student, tripped on a square plot of several inches of uplifted concrete and fractured his right elbow walking from Nob Hill to the Rapid Ride bus stop on Carlisle and Central going west.

New Mexico colleges unite at Lottery Scholarship summit

The Associated Students of UNM hosted a summit on Friday at the SUB to discuss possible upcoming changes to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship.

The summit was attended by student representatives from colleges and universities across the state. It was coordinated by the efforts of the state’s student governments to work together in adequately representing the needs of students in New Mexico affected by the Lottery Scholarship, participants of the summit said.

Municipal candidates vie for UNM district

Albuquerque municipal elections will be held Tuesday, and among the city council seats up for grabs is the representative for District 6, where UNM’s main campus is located.

Three candidates are running for the office: Pat Davis, a former police officer; Hess Yntema, an attorney; and Samuel Kerwin, a UNM student.

​University's journalism platform recognized

The New Mexico News Port, a digital news lab at the UNM's Communications and Journalism Department, was named the grand prize winner in the Online News Association's “Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.”

UNM was one of 24 schools out of 200 to be selected for this program, accordingto the News Port. The journalism lab will receive $10,000 in grand prize money from ONA.

“This is exactly the high level of work we were hoping for when launching the Challenge Fund,” said ONA President Jane McDonnell in the statement.

​UNM honored for diversity in education

The University of New Mexico received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the “oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education,” according to a University statement. In the November issue of the publication, UNM will be featured with 91 other participants being honored for the award.

The HEED award is the only such honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across their campuses, according to UNM.

UNM was selected by INSIGHT for its dedication to recruiting historically underrepresented and first-generation minority students, as well as having resource centers for various ethnicities represented by the University’s diverse student body, according to the statement.

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