Within 5 years, UA officials want 70 percent graduation rate

By Isabel Dobrin The Razorback Reporter UA officials are working to increase six-year graduation rates by tackling academics, the associate vice chancellor for graduation and retention said. Officials in the Office for Graduation and Retention have worked with Student Support Services to create the Center for Learning and Student Success, or CLASS +. The center […]

Credit card scams increase during holiday season

By Paige Flinchum The Razorback Reporter UA student Katie Shuster was shocked when her card was declined while she tried to buy lunch two summers ago. Little did she know, her account had been hacked and all of her money had been stolen. “I was kind of embarrassed because I know that if I am […]

UofA looking to bolster international student enrollment

By Lauren Randall The Razorback Reporter Graduation for international students at the UofA has fluctuated over the last five years. In 2014 the university had 57 international students graduate within the desired six-year graduation rate. That class had the highest number of graduating international students since 2005, according to the Office of Institutional Research and […]

Job searches take students into a tech-savvy world

By Cindy Zavaleta The Razorback Reporter As December graduation approaches, students are looking for ways to market themselves and get noticed in a competitive job market. Technology is essential to the job search, officials in the UA Career Development Center said during interviews. Job-seeking students need a platform to showcase their personal brand to potential […]

University recreation to build more intramural fields

By Ginny Monk The Razorback Reporter In response to a growing enrollment, the UA Board of Trustees approved plans to spend $20 million to build more fields for intramural and club sports. The fields will be at the northeast corner of Cato Springs and Razorback Road, behind Indian Trail by Sonic and on Lewis Fields […]

Trustees approve $54 million for UofA projects

By Isabel Dobrin The Razorback Reporter Students will help pay for $41 million in capital projects approved by the Board of Trustees through facility fees charged per credit hour. The board approved $54.7 million in construction and planning projects around campus during its November meeting. The $12 per-credit-hour fee and campus reserve funds will help […]

Ozark Hall renamed

By Ginny Monk The Razorback Reporter UA officials conducted a ceremony Friday afternoon to rename Ozark Hall, a building in the center of campus now known as G. Gearhart Hall. Charles Robinson, vice chancellor for diversity, spoke about his time working with Gearhart. He described Gearhart’s money management skills, how he trusted his employees and […]

Uber gaining popularity as ride service, part-time job

By Katie Maloney The Razorback Reporter Students have shown a preference for Uber over taxicabs since 2011 when the app surfaced in college towns. Now many students are driving for Uber instead of working a part-time job. “It has given me an option for stable income, but without ever taking away from class or study […]

E-cigarette ads recall the 1960s charm of tobacco, but at what cost?

By Riley DePaola The Razorback Reporter The glamour, elegance, charm and popularity evoked by cigarette ads on TV, billboards and magazines in the 1950s and ’60s disappeared in a puff when Congress banned such commercials on TV and radio in 1970. Electronic cigarette companies have, in many ways, resurrected those images of glamour and popularity […]

Campaign brings sexual assault awareness to UofA

By Andrea Zepeda The Razorback Reporter Thousands of UofA students have taken the pledge against sexual assault on college campuses, said the coordinator for the White House-launched It’s On Us campaign. In the weeks leading up to Sexual Assault Awareness Day, UA students filled Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using #WeARcommitted and a picture with a […]