I would like to make one correction in you article entitled, “Unions accept 6.5 percent increase.” Your final comment, “....but we have shut down merit pay and are now on a level playing field,” is not a fair representation of the union position during the recent contract negotiations.
Members of the United Staff of UNM educational support unit approved a University offer Wednesday night that will give 1,050 employees represented by the union a 6.5 salary increase. During a voice vote, 65 members of the union, who represent a majority of active members, approved the agreement.
Local groups staged two different rallies June 21 to illustrate their opinions of President Bush’s proposed energy policy.
Faulty wiring caused a power outage that affected 10 buildings on the southwest corner of main campus Wednesday. Bill Tryens, a UNM facility engineer, said an old cable likely blew a fuse in one of three main lines, which caused a transformer to overheat. “It blew smoke into the Civil Engineering Building at about 8 a.m. this morning, which prompted the fire department to treat it like a fire,” he said.
The UNM Police Department is asking for help from UNM faculty, staff and students in their efforts to apprehending individuals responsible for a recent rash of computer thefts and safecracking incidents on campus. “This type of activity is not that unusual,” UNM Detective Mike McGinnis said in a news release. “What is unusual is the recent frequency of these incidents,” he said.
-Tribune Media Service KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When a Kansas State University sophomore went to court in December for smoking marijuana, she was worried not only about what the judge would say but also about what the U.S. Department of Education would do.
Chris Blea knealt on the ground and looked up in silence as his cousin, Martin Abeyta, ripped at ropes — trying to secure himself to tree limbs. Abeyta jumped and wrapped his arms around branches. Friends and fellow climbers yelled, “C’mon, get in there, push it!”
CIRT has had a rough month, and its troubleshooters are working overtime to solve problems that have affected UNM users’ Internet access. The UNM network has been experiencing intermittent connection problems from a variety of campus locations since the installation of new network equipment on May 19 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Buildings.
Albuquerque voters want professional baseball back in the city and at a familiar site. The city’s residents Wednesday approved a bond issue that will provide up to $15 million to renovate the 32-year-old Albuquerque Sports Stadium. UNM athletic officials and administrators made it clear they hoped to use the Sports Stadium to help advance the University’s baseball program, but voters had other plans.
The Internet gives students a useful research tool when they’re writing papers, but it also opens the door for plagiarism.
Graduating students entering the job market this year are learning an early lesson about the world of work: Nothing is guaranteed.