Sarah James, a Gwich’in from Alaska’s Arctic Village, will discuss the threat oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would pose to her culture today on campus. James will speak on behalf of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, which she founded in 1988 to establish Gwich’in cultural survival as a major issue in the debate over oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — College students stressed out about big term papers due soon might think back thankfully to those TV advertisements broadcast during the NCAA basketball tournament in March. They offered help — for a price — from a Web site, Questia.com, a digital library with 35,000 complete books.
Two candidates for interim director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute will make presentations and participate in interviews on the UNM campus next week.
UNM law professor Alfred Mathewson said during a campus forum Wednesday that a controversial advertisement against slavery reparations has been a boon to the reparations movement. Mathewson said that David Horowitz’s advertisement, called “Ten Reasons Why Reparations is a Bad Idea for Blacks — and Racist Too,” that lists reasons why reparations are separatist, racist and should not be indulged has prompted discussion about the issue nationwide.
A three-year New Mexico Daily Lobo veteran and current managing editor is ready to take the helm as editor in chief. After involving herself in almost every other job the Lobo has to offer, Iliana Lim¢n was selected editor in chief by the Student Publications Board by an almost unanimous vote of 8-0-1, with only Associated Students of UNM board member Sen. Steve Aguilar abstaining. She and the rest of next year’s staff members will take over Sunday.
The ASUNM Steering and Rules committee Wednesday discussed ways of keeping senators accountable for their comments and messes. Steering and Rules chairman Sen. Joshua Aragon said he was thinking of drafting a bill to control the colored chalk that appears on steps and sidewalks during ASUNM election time.
A group of University students are sponsoring a rally in front of Zimmerman Library today at 11 a.m. against investments by institutions, including UNM, in the World Bank. UNM student Lulu Strongheart said a variety of local student groups formed the World Bank Bonds Boycott Committee and put together the event in conjunction with an international protest of the World Bank. The groups involved in the People Before Profit parade include the Progressive Student Alliance, UNM Anti Sweatshop Coalition, Rebel Alliance and Sweatshop Free Albuquerque.
Representatives of the UNM community gathered at University House Monday afternoon to bid farewell to outgoing GPSA President Brian Col¢n and welcome the graduate student government's next leader - Rachel Jenks. "It has been an honor working for the last two years to help graduate students succeed," Col¢n said. "After working with Rachel, I can tell you that she will be successful at leading GPSA in the coming year. I can tell from the people here that she has the support of the administration and a variety of departments on campus."
State Republican Sen. Sue Wilson told a small audience that wind could bring money to New Mexico during an Energy Update Forum in Rodey Theater Sunday. Bill Richardson, former U.S. Energy Secretary, was the invited keynote speaker for the event but did not show up. Members of the Earth Day Coalition of New Mexico, which sponsored the event, said he never confirmed that he was coming.
The Latin American and Iberian Institute is losing a reluctant director and professor because he feels UNM simply isn't paying him enough. At the end of this semester, Gilbert Merkx will clean out his desk and bid farewell to the office he has occupied for 20 years. He said it has everything to do with money.
DETROIT — At raves, the prom and just for the hell of it, Logan Corcoran took Ecstasy. Now she’s worried. But not for herself.