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UNLV students turning out to vote early
Monday, Oct. 27, 2008
Early voting at UNLV is drawing droves of students to the polls, including many first-time voters.
UNLV gives merit pay as it shows others door
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
While some UNLV employees are taking buyouts or getting laid off, others are getting more money.
$1 million pledge to boost literary efforts
UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute works to bring authors to their readers
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
With budget cuts threatening even basic services at public colleges, officials are putting plans for expanding programs on hold.
UNLV professor, on TV, recalls a kindly William Ayers
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008
David Tanenhaus could have stayed silent as pundits and politicos debated the significance of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s ties to Vietnam-era radical William Ayers.
Most UNLV law graduates pass bar exam
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
Eighty-three percent of UNLV law school graduates taking the bar exam for the first time this year passed, 13 percentage points higher than the statewide pass rate for first-time test takers, according to the university.
Newcomers could have big role, face big tests
Next year, almost half of regents could be rookies
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
Six of the 13 regents who govern Nevada’s higher education system are facing November reelection battles, running for other offices or giving up their seats in January because of term limits.
The off-camera drama told a story, too
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
If it wasn’t evident that the two tightly competitive state Senate races in the region had become frosty affairs, with little or zero friendliness between the opponents, the debates Thursday made the notion clear as ice.
Man chalks up 500th college visit
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
Summerlin resident Steve Lake returned home from Texas this week an accomplished man.
He’ll leave a legacy of learning
Instructor who has cancer gives $1 million to UNLV for lecture series
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
When you discover you might have only a few months or years left to live, you begin thinking about what you’d like to leave behind in this world. You wonder what gifts, what lessons, you will pass on to generations to come.
Background checks to be required for more jobs
At CSN, possible attempt at theft spurs policy change
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
The College of Southern Nevada is strengthening its background check policy after discovering that an employee accused of trying to steal CSN money had criminal convictions.
Visitor to many campuses isn’t seeking one to attend
For 58-year-old who’s ‘slightly obsessive,’ trips are one of his hobbies
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
Steve Lake, 58, of Summerlin, is a repository for obscure information about four-year colleges, a product of having visited 499 of them.
Builders freed up, so UNLV saves on parking garage
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008
A burst housing bubble and slowed construction mean UNLV is getting a better-than-expected deal for a new parking garage.
Amid the turmoil, students zone out
In UNLV class on economic events, many fail to see how turmoil affects them
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
Last week, about the time Wall Street was teetering on the brink of collapse, a young woman sat in the back of a current events class at UNLV, spending most of the 50 minutes on her cell phone, e-mailing or text messaging.
Indicted CSN employees placed on paid leave
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
Four College of Southern Nevada employees are on paid leave a week after they were indicted on charges related to the construction of a college administrator’s home using college materials and workers.
Admissions standards debated
As university shifts its focus to research, it struggles with inclusiveness
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
When UNLV opened on Maryland Parkway with a single building in 1957, few people could have imagined it would swell to become a campus of 28,000 students in just 50 years.
What Gilbert didn’t tell CSN about his past
Indicted CSN construction chief was convicted of embezzlement, served time
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008
The College of Southern Nevada’s just-indicted construction chief was convicted of embezzlement 17 years ago, according to documents obtained by the Sun.
Chancellor’s departure in June will come at tough time
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008
Barring a sudden change in the state’s financial fortunes, the next leader of Nevada’s public higher education system will face immediate, daunting challenges.
CSN official faces felony charges
34-count indictment alleges theft of college property
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
William “Bob” Gilbert, the College of Southern Nevada’s beleaguered construction chief, and three of his employees were indicted by a county grand jury Thursday on felony charges of stealing materials and equipment from the college to build his dream home on Mount Charleston.
Six Questions for Adam Cronis
UNLV student body president
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008
UNLV Student Body President Adam Cronis, who took office in May, hopes to restore students’ confidence in elected officials.
UNLV president’s new assistant opts out
Last-minute decision means candidate search begins anew
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008
UNLV President David Ashley announced Thursday that a close associate from a previous job will not be joining UNLV as a high-ranking administrator.
They're courted as never before
Students are registering in record numbers, and Obama has the edge
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Ben Carpenter’s weapons in the battle for the young vote include GOP-themed Frisbees and bottle-opener key chains, and he handed out as many of the freebies as he could at UNLV this week.
Resort Association president takes issue with regent's statements
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
William Bible, president of the Nevada Resort Association, had the following choice words for Ron Knecht, a member of the Board of Regents that governs higher education in Nevada: "What on earth were you thinking?"
UNLV chief says hire worth price; regent disagrees
President’s new chief of staff criticized as crony, “an add-on”
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008
A new face at UNLV this month is a familiar face to President David Ashley.
Balancing act
Some say new bachelor’s program could conflict with CSN’s main mission
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008
When the College of Southern Nevada dropped the word “Community” from its name last year, the change reflected the school’s launch of its first bachelor’s degree program and its aspiration to develop others. Some educators worried that along with its name, the institution would alter its mission.
Sharper focus on patents could boost local economy
University aggressively working to market research
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008
Biswajit “BJ” Das is a scientist with big ideas about small things — things so tiny they are measured by the nanometer, a unit of length about one-one hundred thousandth the width of a human hair.
New NSC building packed with high-tech tools
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008
In its infancy, Nevada State College, operating in a strip mall and vitamin warehouse, might have seemed like the stepchild of Nevada’s higher education system.
UNLV fundraisers fighting to the finish
Foundation has just four months to amass $75 million
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008
UNLV has until Dec. 31 to meet its 7-year-old goal of raising $500 million.
The good news: At least eight philanthropists are reviewing or will be reviewing within a month written proposals for multimillion-dollar gifts.
Rogers’ memos: Too many of a good thing?
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
The multimillionaire chancellor of Nevada’s public university system is accustomed to getting what he wants.
Gibbons may be at odds with Rogers, but Raggio isn’t
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008
The chancellor of Nevada's public university system has been issuing weekly memos explaining how the budget cut could hurt state higher education institutions.
At CSN, two in seemingly similar jobs draw 6 figures
One replaced official on leave; he’s back, but she’s staying, too
Monday, Aug. 25, 2008
The College of Southern Nevada has an associate vice president for facilities management whose annual salary is $147,204 and an acting associate vice president for facilities management who is paid $131,254 a year.
Taking a chance, starting a new life
Educators eager to get to work at UNLV, despite state’s uncertain financial outlook
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008
Holding forth one recent morning over a home-cooked breakfast of omelets and sourdough bread, Ann Cammett and Marcia Gallo extolled their new hometown.
The wild Web world of academia
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008
English professor Sherry Rosenthal runs a public blog devoted in part to exposing her bosses’ alleged incompetence.
CSN gets its largest donation ever
Monday, Aug. 18, 2008
The College of Southern Nevada Foundation today announced the largest donation in the college's 37-year history -- $8.2 million from the Engelstad Family Foundation to bolster the school's health sciences program.
University system getting $1 million in free TV advertising
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008
Three Nevada television stations owned by the chancellor of Nevada's public university system will broadcast, for free, $1 million worth of system advertisements.
In infancy, health sciences stumbling
Fundraising woes, budget cuts keep statewide system mostly in planning stage
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008
This is the dream: To alleviate the state’s shortage of health professionals, Nevada’s public colleges and Desert Research Institute will pool their resources into a “health sciences system,” sharing laboratories and teachers and collaborating on research.
Quiet man about campus
UNLV president a behind-the-scenes kind of leader
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008
With Nevada’s budget crisis threatening to gobble ever-larger chunks of UNLV’s budget, Douglas Unger asked the university’s president, David Ashley, to consider using the Washington Monument strategy.
This desk sure didn’t come from Ashley Furniture
UNLV chief a little shy about showpiece
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008
UNLV President David Ashley wouldn’t let us shoot a glamour portrait of his desk, so we’ll have to describe it to you instead.
Millionaire chancellor packs a lunch for regents meeting
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008
The lunch-time buffet has long been a fixture at Board of Regents meetings. But earlier this week, regents chairman Michael Wixom announced that the era of the free, public lunch was ending.
Sisters beat odds against Hispanics to earn degrees
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008
When Maria Elizabeth Parra-Hernandez and Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval became the first members of their family to finish college in May, they and their loved ones were not the only ones to revel in their success.
Degree by degree, their dreams fulfilled
Immigrant sisters see graduation as not just personal attainment but as pattern to be followed
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008
Their father works at the Luxor, in the kitchen, their mother at a laundry cleaning hotel linens. Neither parent had more than a grade school education.
Rogers calls off fishing trip, but keeps up the discussion
Educators meet at museum, talk of colleges’ self-promotion
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
For the first time in a decade, Jim Rogers, chancellor of the university system, will not host an annual summer fishing trip for educators and other community leaders.
Regent says he won't travel to board meetings in Northern Nevada
Monday, July 28, 2008
Mark Alden, a member of the Board of Regents that governs higher education, said today that he will no longer attend two-day regents meetings outside Las Vegas if he feels he can participate effectively over the phone.
Take a long look at Frazier Hall
Hailed as great achievement when it opened in 1957, building serves last students
Saturday, July 26, 2008
After 50 years, Frazier Hall’s long run is coming to a close. This week, the 100 or so employees who still work there, mostly folks in the registrar’s and admissions offices, are moving out.
Building chief returns to CSN post under a cloud
Bob Gilbert could face charges in alleged misuse of college resources
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The College of Southern Nevada’s construction chief remains under scrutiny by the state attorney general’s office but is back on the job after a year of administrative leave.
Another change at UNLV: University College to be dissolved
Monday, July 21, 2008
UNLV is dissolving University College, a four-year-old academic college that served more than 2,000 students last fall.
Gibbons trying to muzzle Rogers? No way, adviser, regents say
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Jim Rogers, chancellor of Nevada’s university system, began his most recent weekly memo on the budget cuts by saying he was “disturbed, but not intimidated or deterred” by Gov. Jim Gibbons’ efforts to “muzzle” Rogers’ writing.
UNLV offering buyouts
Friday, July 18, 2008
With an eye toward saving money in the next biennium, officials at cash-strapped UNLV have begun offering a buyout program for some of their full-time employees.
Colleges keeping layoffs secret
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Nearly 100 employees at UNLV recently learned they would lose their jobs, many due to budget cuts.
Tour guides put on school’s best face
Despite budget woes, university shows prospective students a rosy picture
Thursday, July 17, 2008
UNLV recruiters lock the gloomy, starving UNLV, the victim of budget cuts to higher education, in the proverbial closet as they peddle a cheerier image of their school.
Budget cuts worry veteran prof, give newbie pause
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This round of state budget cuts is the worst English professor Felicia Campbell has seen since she began working at UNLV.

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