LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The husband of outgoing University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has taken a job at the University of Montana.
Tim Nichols will become dean of the University of...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana organization that provides health services to Native Americans has received $1.65 million in federal grants.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has closed a campus center for promoting Chinese language and culture.
The Missoulian reported Tuesday that the Confucius Institute at the...
Data shows higher professor salaries at Montana State
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Data indicates that professors at Montana State University earn about $19,000 more on average than professors at the University of Montana.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana official says the umbrella organization for sororities is pushing back against a change at the institution that requires chapters to report sexual...
ROLLINS, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana student is walking 80 miles (about 130 kilometers) across the Flathead Indian Reservation to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous...
University to restart child care after asbestos cleanup
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Child care service is expected to resume this summer in a University of Montana hall after an asbestos contamination is repaired.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's tech industry recorded $2 billion in revenue in 2018, double the amount from just two years ago.
According to a new report this past week by the University...
University of Montana moves toward online programs
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is moving forward with a plan to add online courses intended for students who live far from its traditional campus amid shrinking enrollment...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has reopened McGill Hall after officials detected "unacceptable levels" of asbestos in dust inside the building.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has been awarded a grant that will help the state's rural and tribal areas grow their economies.
UM hall set to reopen after asbestos cleaning
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials say a University of Montana building where asbestos were found will re-open in mid-March.
The University of Montana announced that McGill Hall is scheduled...
UM hall remains closed for asbestos cleaning
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana's McGill Hall remains closed while it is cleaned of asbestos.
The building was closed Jan. 31, and classes were relocated even though air...
Enrollment decline slows at the University of Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Enrollment continues to decline at the University of Montana but the decline has slowed.
The university counted 10,644 students for the spring 2019 semester. That is down 2.9 percent from the fall semester.
Undergraduate enrollment at UM's central mountain campus stands at 6,196, with graduate student enrollment at 2,667. Missoula College has 1,781 students.
Anti-Semitic fliers found on cars near University of Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Anti-Semitic fliers have been found on the windshields of cars parked near the University of Montana.
ABC Fox Montana reports the fliers were found Friday. University of Montana spokeswoman Paula Short says she believes they were placed on cars at about 1 a.m.
Asbestos found in 2nd preschool at University of Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana says it has found asbestos contamination in a second preschool facility.
Asbestos in University of Montana building prompts concern
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana parents are demanding more information about high levels of asbestos found in a University of Montana building that housed a preschool.
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Federal fines against University of Montana reduced to $395K
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has reduced the fines against the University of Montana for reporting "inaccurate and misleading" crime statistics from 2012 to 2015.
The Missoulian reports the university announced that its federal fines have been reduced from about $966,000 to $395,000.
Researchers warn of economic damage from invasive mussels
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Researchers are warning that invasive mussels could cost Montana's economy more than $230 million per year in three key economic sectors: recreation, infrastructure and irrigation.
The Montana Invasive Species Council commissioned the study by the University of Montana Flathead Biological Station.
About 500 attend vigil for missing, killed indigenous women
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — About 500 demonstrators attended a vigil on behalf of missing and murdered indigenous women at the University of Montana on Saturday.
The Missoulian reports they walked in silence holding candles. Then they stood in drizzle for hours as they listened to women from throughout Montana speak about long searches for missing women and lack of help from police.
Travelers to Montana decline but their spending increases
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana says fewer people visited Montana in 2018 than the year before, but they spent more money.
The Flathead Beacon reported Friday that preliminary statistics compiled by the university show the number of out-of-state visitors declined by 2 percent from 2017 to 2018, but their spending increased by about 10 percent.
University of Montana president sworn in to National Guard
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana President Seth Bodnar has been sworn in to the Montana Army National Guard.
The Missoulian reports Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn swore Bodnar in to service Tuesday, and in a news release Thursday, announced "Maj. Seth Bodnar" as the Montana Guard's newest officer.
Researchers awarded grant to build on reforestation project
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Montana have been awarded a $700,000 NASA grant to help with a reforestation project.
University of Montana institute researching ADA
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana researchers are working to find answers to questions from the region about the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
University faculty bucks Southeast Asia minor elimination
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Faculty at the University of Montana is bucking a recommendation to end the university's minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies.
Biden says he’s the most qualified person to be president
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president.
The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula, as he considers a 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump.
Biden says nobody should run for president unless they believe they are qualified. He says he'll decide within two months.
Report: Guided outdoor activities in Montana a big business
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Guided outdoor activities in Montana were a $374-million-dollar industry in 2017.
A new report by the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research says the amount is nearly twice that counting related spending on food and lodging.
Jeremy Sage with the institute says the findings aren't surprising given the trend of increased spending on professional guides in Montana.
Regents approve 2 percent raises for top administrators
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a 2 percent pay raise for 13 top administrators within the Montana university system.
Montana State University President Waded Cruzado, University of Montana President Seth Bodnar and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian will be paid just over $320,000 a year, beginning Feb. 1.
University of Montana dean files employment grievance
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana Dean of Students Rhondie Voorhees has filed an employment grievance against the institution after being asked to depart the university in August.
University of Montana seeks to reduce budget by $5M
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is planning to reduce its faculty by 58 members and cut its budget by $5 million by 2021.
The Missoulian reports provost Jon Harbor says the university expects to drop 12 percent of its faculty, but it aims to keep tenured members and those on track for tenure.
Bannon scheduled to speak at Montana technology conference
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at an upcoming conference in Montana.
Bodnar formally sworn in as University of Montana president
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Seth Bodnar has formally taken the oath of office as president of the University of Montana.
The Missoulian reports Bodnar was sworn in Friday as the university's 19th president. He has been working in the office since January.
U of Montana says 22 faculty members leaving by 2021
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana says 22 faculty members have agreed to leave their jobs within the next three years.
The university asked for irrevocable departure pledges from faculty to determine how many additional layoffs will be needed to save $5 million in instructional costs by June 2021.
A glance at top visitor spending in Montana by county
University of Montana researchers report that visitors to the state spent $3.24 billion in 2017 on gas, food, lodging, shopping and other items. Here's a glance at the 13 counties where visitors spent more than $50 million.
Visitors to Montana spent $3.2B in 2017, most near parks
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A new study says visitors spent $3.24 billion in Montana last year, representing about a 2. 5 percent increase over 2016 spending.
The report made public this month by the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research says more than 60 percent was spent in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone National Park.
Campus safety report: MSU reports more rapes than UM
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Campus safety reports show that students at Montana State University were arrested or cited last year for violating drug and alcohol laws 10 times more often than their counterparts at the University of Montana.
University of Montana fined $966K for crime stats omissions
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has issued more than $960,000 in fines to the University of Montana for reporting "inaccurate and misleading" crime statistics from 2012 to 2015.
The Missoulian reports the university plans to appeal the fine amount but does not dispute the federal agency's findings.
University of Montana announces program cuts, changes
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana leaders announced budget cuts and reallocations as they work to match spending on instructors to total enrollment and interest in each area of study.
The budget reduction totals $5 million.
College deans and department chairs are tasked with meeting the budget goals by June 2021, and there could be retirements or layoffs.
Montana State University enrollment nears 17K
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University continues to set enrollment records, with nearly 17,000 students this fall.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the university in Bozeman saw its enrollment increase by 199 students over last fall, to 16,902 students — a 1.2 percent increase.
Enrollment at University of Montana continues to fall
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Enrollment at the University of Montana has fallen more than seven percent in the last year, the eighth year in a row that it has declined.
That's according to the university's latest census enrollment report. The Missoulian reports that enrollment has fallen below 11,000 this fall for the first time since 1993.
University of Montana making progress on closing budget gap
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana aims to bring down roughly half of its $10 million budget shortfall this fiscal year.
Vice President of Administration and Finance Rosi Keller said Thursday to the university's budget committee that the school's financial shortfall is due to a decline in enrollment, but she says the school is making progress on closing that budget gap over the next four years.
University of Montana anticipates enrollment drop
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is anticipating a roughly 5 percent drop in enrollment this fall.
Students are still registering for classes, but Vice President for Enrollment Cathy Cole says a preliminary count puts the total to date at about 11,230 students. On census day last year, UM counted over 11,800 total students.
Graduates from Montana universities see decrease in debt
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Recent data shows students from Montana's largest universities are graduating with a little less debt.
The 2017-2018 Common Data Set that colleges submit to major publishers indicates that Montana State undergraduates who took out student loans accumulated on average $1,209 less debt than the year before.
And compared to a couple years ago, 11 percent fewer Montana State students are taking out any loan debt.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new study shows Montana residents spent about $2.9 billion on in-state travel in 2017 — nearly half of all travel money spent in the state.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A study paid for by the Montana Chamber of Commerce says the early closure of the Colstrip power plant would hurt Montana's economy beyond the loss of jobs at the plant and the coal mine that feeds it.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana campus police officer was wrong to continue to detain and question a student suspected of underage drinking at a football game without advising her of her right against self-incrimination, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.
Biographical information about John Meyer
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — John Meyer of Bozeman is running as a Democrat for Montana's U.S. House seat in 2018. Here are some biographical details on Meyer.
Biographical information about John Heenan
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — John Heenan of Billings is running as a Democrat for Montana's U.S. House seat in 2018. Here are some biographical details on Heenan.