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In aftermath of shootings, Lobo Village residents fear for their safety

34 Views  Â On June 11 and 19, shootings occurred at 11:15 p.m. and 12:15 a.m., respectively,  on the premises of Lobo Village, a University of New Mexico student housing apartment complex located on South Campus. The shootings and response have brought up safety concerns among residents. No one was injured

New program seeks to recruit retired teachers to help fill classrooms

52 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A brand-new program could bring teachers out of retirement and back into the classroom as soon as this fall, and they get to hold onto all those retirement benefits. It’s been in the works for years and was just signed by the Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

UNM, Albuquerque community reacts to Roe overturning

43 Views  Â On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court announced their ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, ​​overturning the constitutional right to abortion decided in Roe v. Wade, 1973, and further protected in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 1992. The decision kicked off a weekend of protests from abortion

UNM institutes mask recommendation in response to COVID-19 uptick

45 Views  Â On Monday, June 20, the University of New Mexico administration announced that three-ply surgical masks or better are now recommended, but not required, indoors for all students, faculty and staff at the Albuquerque, Gallup and Valencia campuses, effective June 21. This new recommendation comes in response to the

UNM students respond to gun violence in their communities

49 Views  Â Gun violence is a growing concern across the nation, as in recent years the number of mass shootings annually has grown considerably, from 417 in 2019, to 700 in 2021, with 2022 on track to match last year’s high, according to the Washington Post. In Albuquerque, there have been 51 deaths

US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

125 Views  Â A new Interior Department report underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches in operating boarding schools for Indigenous children. The federal government saw churches as useful in Christianizing Native children as part of a project to sever them from their culture, their identities and ultimately their

NMSU Chancellor asks for privacy following wife’s arrest

74 Views  Â New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has asked for privacy after his wife Sheryl Arvizu was arrested and charged with battery on a household member. NMSU spokesperson Justin Bannister issued a statement on behalf of the Chancellor:

UNM teach-in, benefit concert to be held in solidarity with Ukraine

112 Views  Â A teach-in and benefit concert to stand in solidarity with Ukraine will be held at the University of New Mexico’s Rodey Theater on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. This event, which is a personal choice of entry for free or by donation, will feature musicians as well