Editor’s Note: This is the first profile in a series on DACA recipients. Continue to stay updated with the Daily Lobo for more information.

When she was just 2-years-old, Daniela Fry immigrated to the United States from Mexico with her mother.

And her life changed when Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

“One of the first things that was interesting when DACA came out was how somebody made me feel important,” she said, now 21 and a senior at the University of New Mexico majoring in international management.

For the first time in Fry’s life, she saw the possibility of going to college and working legally.

Presentations, desserts and study abroad orientations were some of the events that took place during International Education Week last week at the University of New Mexico.

Organized by the Global Education Office, the week aimed to teach students about other cultures and encourage them to study abroad and improve their professional skills.

“We want to celebrate our international students that are here, and we want to help American students to go abroad and diversify their culture and language skills,” said Annette Mares-Duran, a Global Education Office advisor.

On Nov. 15 the University of New Mexico student body elected 11 new students to serve on the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Senate.

Of the newly elected senators, 10 will complete a full term, and one will serve a half-term.

The newly appointed senators, in order of the number of votes they received, are as follows: Mohammed Assed, Molly Callaghan, Madeline Kee, Rocky Cordova, Madelyn Lucas, Nadine Oglesby, Rose Cary, Arlin Bustillos, Satchel Ben and Jorge Rios. Lucas Maestas was elected to a half-term.

As the University of New Mexico settles into finals, there is new leadership to help guide the University’s future.

A 10-month process of finding UNM’s 22nd president has led to the unanimous selection of Garnette S. Stokes, the University’s first female president.

However, Stokes is not new to handling campus controversy.

Crime briefs for Nov. 16

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

On the morning of Nov. 8, officers were sent to a parking lot near UNMH in reference to a man who pulled a knife on a groundskeeper, according to a UNMPD report. The officer observed a male subject in a white UNMH van that security pointed out. The officer called the subject out of the van with a microphone.

The male complied, telling the officer that the knife was in the van. He also gave the officer permission to search the van. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer located a silver folding knife. The man said he pulled the knife, because he was annoyed that the groundskeepers were blowing dirt around his vehicle, and he was trying to rest.

Children's Campus study nights help students juggling parenting

As any student will tell you, college can be one of the most demanding times in a person’s life. Between classes, jobs and a social life, there is very little free time. This situation is more stressful when the student is also raising a child.

Currently, around 26 percent of all undergraduate students are also parents, according to a study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

For these parents, every day can be a constant juggle of responsibilities which could be detrimental to their studies.

Students build devices for patients facing strokes, trauma, other injuries

In the coming months, University of New Mexico graduate students will have the opportunity to compete in UNM’s biodesign program, which builds new devices for patients suffering from strokes, trauma and other injuries.

The biodesign program was initiated by the UNM Health Sciences Center Clinical Translational and Science Center in partnership with the UNM School of Engineering.

The program involves a competitive process that combines interdisciplinary teams of faculty members and graduate students from the UNM HSC and the UNM School of Engineering. The program focuses on a different theme each year to address unique medical issues.

BREAKING: Keller becomes Albuquerque’s next mayor

Over 96,000 Albuquerque residents exercised their right to vote in the mayoral runoff election Tuesday — a race that was decided in under just one hour.

Democrat Timothy “Tim” Keller claimed 62 percent of the votes, making him the next mayor of Albuquerque. His opponent, Republican Daniel “Dan” Lewis, only managed 37 percent.

“The early vote numbers look encouraging,” said Elizabeth “Liz” Keller after the polls officially closed at 7 p.m.

Parish Memorial Library hopes to connect students and professors through lecture series

With an institution the size of the University of New Mexico, it is easy to get lost in the crowd during lecture classes, which could leave some students feeling disconnected from their professors.

Connecting students to faculty members is what Todd Quinn, the business and economics librarian and an associate professor for the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences at UNM, aims to do with the Parish Memorial Library Lecture Series.

In order to showcase the research done by University faculty, Quinn has put together a series of four lectures every fall semester that are open to the general public.

Q&A: ASUNM candidates discuss their hopes for UNM

In this week’s Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Senate election, four slates and several individual candidates will be asking for your vote. With elections taking place Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 15. The Daily Lobo's Gabriella Rivera asked them about their campaigns and how they hope to make an impact on the University. Candidate Brandon Bennett (No. 4) did not respond in time for this interview.

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