University considers upping tuition to fund pay raises
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say they might need to increase tuition to fund a 4% pay raise for all employees.
Gov. Lujan Grisham to give UNM commencement address
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has announced that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will deliver its spring commencement address.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two dead bodies have been found in southeast Albuquerque home.
Albuquerque police say the bodies of a man and woman were discovered Saturday evening...
DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man found dead near a drainage canal in Dona Ana County last week.
They say 55-year-old Manuel Nieto of Chamberino had been...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials have proposed charging $10 more per credit hour for students who have declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials have moved to dismiss an effort to form a faculty union, arguing its scope and inclusion present significant issues.
University of New Mexico to partner in moon rock studies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico's flagship university are among nine teams selected by NASA to study pieces of the moon that have been carefully stored and have remained...
Speaker: Plan to bring back UNM soccer ‘not dead yet’
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf says a plan to bring back men's soccer and other recently cut sports at the University of New Mexico is "not dead yet."
UNM Board of Regents selects officers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has elected a former state treasurer and management school dean as its president.
New Mexico plan to boost spending heads to Senate floor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Adjustments to a $7 billion annual general fund spending plan for the state of New Mexico would devote greater resources to economic development subsidies and drop a...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Mexican gray wolf is the focus of a new exhibition at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say legislators' attempt to force reinstatement of intercollegiate sports teams for skiing, men's soccer and women's beach volleyball...
Albuquerque mayor seeks increased state funding
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico's largest city wants more financial assistance from the state government to deal with issues including crime and homelessness.
New Mexico study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly one in 10 state inmates is being held in solitary confinement on any given day, and nearly all of those in isolation say they have been diagnosed with mental...
University of New Mexico ‘Fiesta Dancers’ sculpture restored
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A famous sculpture by the late Luis Jimenez at the University of New Mexico has been restored.
KRQE-TV reports the restoration of "Fiesta Dancers," a standing piece...
Winter storm leads to closures, delays around New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An overnight storm that is still dumping snow has prompted more than 200 closures and delays across New Mexico.
Albuquerque Public Schools and the University of New Mexico are among the agencies either closing buildings or opening two hours later Tuesday morning because of the weather.
Forecasters say as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow is expected in some areas of Albuquerque.
New Mexico Senate confirms appointments of 5 new UNM regents
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's appointments of five new members of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
The Senate's action Friday came just under a week after Lujan Grisham announced Feb. 9 her appointments of businesswoman Kimberly Sanchez Rael and UNM law Professor Emeritus Robert Schwartz for two-year terms, former Regents Sandra K. Begay and Douglas M. Brown for four-year terms and student Melissa C. Henry to a two-year term.
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University of New Mexico, city partner on homelessness
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico, the UNM Health Sciences Center and the city of Albuquerque are acknowledging issues around homelessness in New Mexico's most populated area and are pledging to take further action.
Officials with the three entities signed a letter of intent Wednesday and announced plans to establish a steering committee that will identify areas where they can collaborate.
UNM researchers aim to tackle big challenges in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is bringing researchers and scholars together as part of an effort to address some of New Mexico's most pressing issues.
The school said Monday that the focus of the Grand Challenges initiative will include substance abuse, aging and water resources.
The challenges were selected from 14 proposals, representing 160 faculty and staff from over 60 departments across the university.
Lujan Grisham appoints 5 to University of New Mexico regents
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is making appointments to fill five seats on the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
Lujan Grisham's appointments announced Saturday include businesswoman Kimberly Sanchez Rael and UNM law Professor Emeritus Robert Schwartz for six-year terms, former Regents Sandra K. Begay and Douglas M. Brown for four-year term and student Melissa C. Henry to a two-year term.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
Ex-New Mexico athletic head charged with fraud, laundering
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, was charged Wednesday with fraud, money laundering and other felonies, state prosecutors said.
The attorney general's office said in a criminal complaint that Krebs used his position "to pursue his private interest by planning and participating in a trip to Scotland that was paid for by the University of New Mexico using public money."
Michael Sam, gay player drafted in NFL, to speak at UNM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in any major U.S. sport, is scheduled to speak at the University of New Mexico.
The former University of Missouri football standout is slated to address student on Feb. 12, in Albuquerque. Sam is expected to tell students how to use personal strengths to pursue one's own dreams.
UNM-Gallup teachers want to bring back ‘Red Mesa Review’
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Four University of New Mexico-Gallup teachers are planning to revive a once-popular literary magazine on campus.
The Gallup Independent reports the teachers want to bring back the Red Mesa Review after a two-year hiatus.
The four faculty members, who refer to themselves as the "collective editorial board," are planning to have their earliest issue published sometime this year.
Lawmakers want to save university’s soccer, skiing programs
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Key Democratic lawmakers are getting behind an effort to force the University of New Mexico to reinstate men's soccer and other sports slated to be slashed.
A proposal sponsored by House Speaker Brian Egolf and House Appropriations and Finance Committee chairwoman Patricia Lundstrom would set aside $2 million for the school to reinstate the men's and women's skiing teams, beach volleyball and men's soccer programs. Those teams are scheduled to be cut this summer.
UNM seeks funding to expand child abuse response team
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is asking state lawmakers for more funding to expand a program that evaluates children in cases that might involve child abuse.
Officials say the University of New Mexico Hospital's Child Abuse Response Team helps provide a measure of safety for the state's most vulnerable residents.
Former New Mexico Rep. Henry “Kiki” Saavedra, 81, dies
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf has announced former state Rep. Henry "Kiki" Saavedra has died.
Egolf said Monday that Saavedra died five years after retiring from the New Mexico House. University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes said the Saavedra died Monday morning. He was 81.
Egolf says Saavedra died of complications from Alzheimer's Disease.
Ken Starr urges trust in system for probing presidents
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who spearheaded the 1990s investigation into President Bill Clinton, urged public trust in the checks and balances established for holding presidential administrations accountable, saying Wednesday that the system remains widely underappreciated.
Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second person died from injuries sustained in an avalanche last week at a northern New Mexico ski resort, relatives and a hospital official said Monday.
The deceased skier was identified by family as 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari of Vail, Colorado, who had moved to Colorado from Minnesota to attend college and worked for an outdoor equipment company and as a zipline tour guide in the summer.
Hospital CEO: Victim of New Mexico avalanche has died
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old man died after being pulled from snow that crashed down a mountainside during an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort, a hospital official said.
The man, whose name was not released, had been taken to Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos, but CEO Bill Patten said he couldn't provide any specifics involving his injuries.
Taos Ski Valley has said two people were pulled from the snow Thursday after a 20-minute rescue effort.
Report: Los Alamos lab infuses $3B in New Mexico economy
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Researchers have found that Los Alamos National Laboratory has had an average annual economic impact on New Mexico of about $3 billion from 2015 to 2017.
The northern New Mexico lab on Tuesday released preliminary findings from the University of New Mexico's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
The birthplace of the atomic bomb, Los Alamos lab spent more than $750 million on goods and services last year. More than half of that went to New Mexico businesses.
Ex-UNM law prof Sedillo Lopez appointed to New Mexico Senate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, a former University of New Mexico law school associate dean and civil rights activist, has been appointed to a vacant state Senate seat in Albuquerque.
The Bernalillo County Commission voted unanimously on Monday to appointed Sedillo Lopez to finish out the term of Democratic state Sen. Cisco McSorley. He resigned last week to serve as director of the state Probation and Parole.
Man in critical condition after violent crime in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque are looking for a suspect or suspects after the apparent victim of a violent crime was critically injured southwest of downtown.
Police say the man was being treated for unspecified injuries on Sunday at University of New Mexico Hospital.
Officer Simon Drobik says a violent crimes investigation was initiated after the man was discovered in the roadway on Unser Boulevard just north of Blake Road.
Ruling revives woman’s lawsuit over son’s cancer treatment
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a woman's negligence lawsuit over alleged substandard treatment provided to child cancer patients at the University of New Mexico Hospital in the 1980s and 1990s.
Snowfall causes closures in Albuquerque, other communities
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico were among numerous employers big and small closing offices and other facilities Wednesday due to snowfall that also caused road closures in the region.
University of New Mexico offers cannabis course
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is offering a new course that is generating a lot of buzz on campus.
It's a course on cannabis and communication. Associate professor Tamar Ginossar tells Albuquerque television station KOB-TV that it's a topic that brings up a lot of enthusiasm.
New Mexico to focus on college affordability, financial aid
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former leader of the Taos campus for the University of New Mexico was named Wednesday by Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham to lead the state's higher education department when she takes office next week.
Kate O'Neill will oversee the state's network of community colleges and public universities. She will be inheriting the agency at a time when many schools around the state are grappling with funding cuts and enrollment declines.
University of New Mexico launches new promotional video
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has launched a new promotional video titled "State of Minds" as part of a $2 million, four-year branding initiative campaign that started in 2015.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that university officials hope the rebranding effort will attract new students as well as motivate current ones to continue their studies with the university.
New Mexico Supreme Court justice to give graduation address
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura is scheduled to give the keynote address Friday evening at the University of New Mexico's fall commencement ceremony.
Nakamura was appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2015 and was selected by her fellow justices to serve as chief justice in 2017.
Before serving on the high court, she presided for more than 14 years as a Bernalillo County Metropolitan judge. She served four terms as that court's chief judge.
University of New Mexico fires deputy athletic director
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has fired its deputy athletic director as officials say more changes are coming to the athletics department.
Search warrant targets Lobo Club bank records, spreadsheets
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Agents with the state attorney general's office have seized documents from a nonprofit fundraising organization that helps student athletes as part of an ongoing investigation into questionable spending by the University of New Mexico's troubled athletics department.
University president uses calm approach to tackle challenges
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When she was a child, Garnett Stokes told her mother she wanted to be an airline stewardess.
"That probably reflects my desire to travel," the 62-year-old University of New Mexico president said.
Regent’s remarks on University of New Mexico draws criticism
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico regent's public proclamation that the institution offers a poor "product" is drawing criticism.
The Albuquerque Journal reports Faculty Senate President Pamela Pyle denounced last week comments made by Tom Clifford who attacked the university's failure to graduate a greater percentage of students.
Authorities seize records of ex-athletic director’s wife
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized the bank records of the wife of former University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs as they continue to investigate the athletics department's finances.
Man with history of trespassing on UNM campus is arrested
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a history of trespassing on the University of New Mexico campus has been arrested.
UNM Police say 24-year old Jose Barron allegedly tried to stab a student union building manager after being caught going through some equipment used for the school's blood drive.
Police say the manager chased Barron outside and picked up a metal patio chair to defend himself.
University of New Mexico project works to save Zuni language
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Libraries is working to preserve the Zuni language as part of a new digital initiative.
The school recently announced it has digitized books and posters published by Zuni Pueblo's bilingual education department.
Arin Peywa, a student and a member of Zuni Pueblo, says the new collection will be a great tool for those who use the Zuni language and who want to keep it alive for future generations.
New Mexico school braces for $10M hit as enrollment declines
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's flagship university could face as much as a $10 million hit to its budget this year as fewer students are enrolling, leaving the University of New Mexico with less revenue from tuition and fees.
Former AD at UNM has credit card records seized in probe
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized the credit card records of former University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs as they search for evidence of possible money laundering, fraud and embezzlement.
The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday that the state Attorney General's Office served a search warrant on Krebs' credit card company.
University head recommends covering controversial murals
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A blond-haired, blue-eyed man gazes forward from the decades-old, controversial mural, his arms stretched out holding the hand of a faceless Hispanic man on one side and a faceless Native American on the other.