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A variety of groups are sponsoring a forum on distance education Wednesday at 1 p.m. in room 123 of Dane Smith Hall.


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Staff vote will settle union’s fate

Ona Savage, a union organizer and UNM staff member, said her faith in people has motivated her to continue to push for collective bargaining despite more than six years of hurdles. “I believe that we can make a difference,” she said. “I have served on committees for over 15 years with little results, and I believe that a union can make a difference.”




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Physicist to discuss UFOs

Nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman said he will show evidence of a "cosmic Watergate" during his presentation "Flying Saucers are Real" tonight at the Kiva Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. Friedman said he is the original civilian investigator for the 1947 Roswell incident and that the U.S. military covered up the wreckage and alien bodies found in the alleged crash.


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Scholars to lecture on medieval civilizations

International scholars will invade UNM this week, delving into medieval Spain and the three cultures that once ruled the Iberian peninsula during the University’s Institute for Medieval Studies 16th annual spring lecture series.


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At least 50 doctors are needed to adequately serve the Las Cruces area’s health care needs, an official from Triad Hospitals Inc. said.


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Salary hikes get last-minute reprieve

Despite the rosiest of forecasts, UNM’s top priority of staff and salary compensation was in danger of dying during the final weekend of this year’s legislative session. Gov. Gary Johnson signed a more-than $3.8 billion budget package into law Friday, ensuring that public schools and state agencies will have money to operate in the fiscal year starting July 1, but he vetoed $95 million in next year’s spending proposed by lawmakers.


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University of New Mexico goes on Spring Break

The Daily Lobo will not be publishing between March 12-16 because the University is on Spring Break, but the staff will be updating the Web site. Continue to check out www.dailylobo.com for news updates and coverage of the men's and women's basketball teams as they continue in post-season play.


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ASUNM studio under scrutiny

Health inspectors are reevaluating the health conditions in the ASUNM Crafts Studio after a Daily Lobo article drew attention to the organization’s move to the first floor of the Communication and Journalism building.



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Buzz abound over new dorms

Many students at UNM have heard a thing or two about the new dorms, but no one seems to know what will become of the $12 million dollar project when it is finished this summer.




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Center celebrates women

Sandrea Gonzales, director of the UNM Women's Resource Center, said the best part of her job is watching women who never thought they would make it into college graduate and pursue upper level degree.


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Zapatistas garner local support

Supporters of indigenous rights walked from UNM to downtown Albuquerque Tuesday to present the Mexican Consulate with nine pages of signatures supporting the Zapatista movement.


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Committee approves cutting Lobo funds

The ASUNM Steering and Rules Committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday night to cut all of the New Mexico Daily Lobo's ASUNM funding, which is about $37,000. Sen. Lisa Marie Gomez, along with other member of the committee, agreed that the money would be better spent on other student organizations.


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Legislators hold answer to shortage

Registered nurse Maria Scarpelli said the current situation for nurses at University of New Mexico Hospital is getting worse. "Nurses are leaving the field because of working conditions, and working conditions are greatly impacted by the fact that we don't have enough nurses," said Scarpelli, who works at UNM Hospital and is a nursing union chapter president.


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New lot up for grabs

The ever-frustrating parking space hunt will get a little easier for members of the UNM community lucky enough to win the lottery. UNM Parking and Transportation Services is opening the former Bob Turner Ford parking lot at the southwest corner of Lomas and University Boulevards to the public via an online lottery system at parktrans.unm.edu/turner.cfm.


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Former Lobo sentenced on abuse charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M - Former University of New Mexico basketball player Malcolm Battles pleaded no contest Tuesday to two charges stemming from his December arrest on domestic-abuse allegations. He was sentenced to probation.

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