Students, staff and faculty who hunt for spaces in the B-permit parking lot have often found themselves short of parking spaces since the start of the semester. UNM student Andrea Simpson said she could only find one parking space in the B-lot during the last three weeks, forcing her to seek parking elsewhere, such as the pay lots on Yale Boulevard.
For Scott Carreathers, the flag-raising ceremony outside of Scholes Hall Thursday that marked the beginning of Black History Month symbolizes the meaning of the February celebration. “Knowing what the colors on the flag mean — red for the blood of our ancestors, black for black people and green for the land and hope — it really encompasses the meaning of this special month,” said Carreathers, UNM director of African American Student Services. Everett Wheeler-Bell, president of the Black Student Union, said the purpose of the ceremony is to recognize black achievements and contributions.
UNM freshman football player Deario Richardson was arrested Wednesday night on charges related to an alleged domestic dispute. Richardson was taken into custody by Albuquerque police at his southeast Albuquerque home after he allegedly assaulted his female roommate.
Yolanda Acosta-Villegas fulfilled her dream of honoring her husband’s life by refurbishing the University of New Mexico Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit waiting room. Acosta-Villegas spent the last year and $10,000 redecorating the waiting room and dedicated her work to her late husband Wednesday morning. Her husband, Ralph, was brought to the hospital after an accident in 1998 and died while being treated at the trauma center. Her experience in the intensive care waiting room and memories of her husband prompted her to take action.
A global women's issues panel at the UNM Law School Tuesday raised lingering concerns about President George W. Bush's recent action on reproductive rights. The order, signed during the elder Bush's administration and suspended when Bill Clinton was elected, blocks U.S. funds for groups that provide abortions and counseling internationally.
Researchers will have an easier time sharing information, now that a $498,000 grant will pave the way for better internal computer networks on campus.The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation to create a separate research network, specifically engineered to support the changing, dynamic needs of researchers on campus, said Gilbert Gonzales, chief information officer at Information Technologies and principle investigator of the grant.“More so than ever before we have faculty that are working on interdisciplinary research projects all around the world, and they need to be able to share data, with our colleagues in Texas, California, Illinois,” Gonzales said.