University to Include Transgender Benefits

By Shelby Evans The Razorback Reporter On an extremely windy and one of the first cold days of the semester, instead of going directly to the Pat Walker Health Center for his weekly appointment, freshman Rhyker Dye procrastinated at the Arkansas Union. He knew he couldn’t stay there long; his next class was in 45 […]

Solar Could Be the Ticket for UofA

By Jane Incao The Razorback Reporter The U.S. Department of Energy has granted Fayetteville-based company Picasolar a total of $3.3 million to develop a more efficient and sustainable prototype for building solar panels as part of their 2011 SunShot Initiative. The SunShot Initiative, which launched in 2011, is the Department of Energy’s national effort to […]

UA Wants More Bike Commuters, Fewer Drivers

By Hillary Hollis The Razorback Reporter The UA Office of Sustainability is working to improve bicycle friendliness on campus. Bicycle permits and registration are free at the UA parking department in an effort to encourage cycling on campus and as a general mode of transportation, according to the UA parking and transportation website. Permits and […]

Chancellor Recommends Enrollment Cap at 30,000

  By Alex Gladden Razorback Reporter The rapid growth for the U of A during the last 10 years could end, Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz said, recommending that 30,000 students are the ideal enrollment. Steinmetz decided on 30,000 students after he evaluated enrollment models of 27,000, 28,000, 29,000 and 30,000. The models included expenses the university […]

UA Counseling Center Limits Continued Treatment For Students

By Shelby Evans The Razorback Reporter Increased requests for service have led the UA Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS) to refer students to outside sources, the executive director of Pat Walker Health Center said. “All of our resources are going towards that initial contact, sometimes with a few visits thereafter,” said Mary Alice Serafini, […]

Razorback Recovery Community Provides Safe Space for Students

By Kamerin Hargrove The Razorback Reporter Binge drinking among college students is common nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People between ages 18 and 34 are the most likely to Consume four to five or more drinks in about two hours. That pattern of drinking raises blood alcohol concentration to .08 […]

UA Food Science Researchers Seek Alternative to Artificial Food Dye

By Jane Incao Razorback Reporter Food Science doctoral candidates are working to find a stable natural food color to replace artificial food dyes such as Red 40. The interest in finding a replacement for artificial food dyes is largely because of consumer demand for natural food products, said Nate Stebbins, who is completing a Ph.D. […]

Chancellor Chooses New Provost

By Alex Gladden Razorback Reporter A new provost and executive vice chancellor, the No. 2 position at the UofA, will assume his responsibilities Jan. 1, 2017, the UA chief of staff said Monday. UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz selected James Scott “Jim” Coleman from among three finalists to serve as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs […]

Chancellor redefines Provost position

By Alex Gladden Razorback Reporter   One of three finalists will be named to the second-highest UA position, a redefined job that the chancellor created. The office of provost and executive chancellor of Academic Affairs will become “a clear No. 2” in campus administration, the search committee chairman said. Before this move, the UA vice […]

UA United Way Campaign raises money for children in poverty

By Alex Gladden Razorback Reporter The UofA is partnering with the Northwest Arkansas United Way Campaign for the 82nd time to raise $170,000 to help the more than 27,000 children in poverty. “It’s ambitious, but it can be done, and believe me the need is real,” Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz said at the campaign kickoff Sept. […]