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 […]

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 […]

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 Community reacts to planned gender-neutral bathrooms

By Alex Gladden Razorback Reporter The bathroom door was white and included a symbol for both a man and a woman on its face. The door simply read “RESTROOM.” It opened into a single-room bathroom that had one toilet and one sink. White tiles surrounded by dark gray grout lined the floor, and a bare […]

University officials review faculty behavior at football game

By Jane Incao Razorback Reporter University officials are reviewing the actions of a faculty member who was arrested Saturday night after he shouted obscenities at the Razorbacks head football coach, according to a statement from the Dale Bumpers College. Lanier Nalley, 37, was arrested Saturday on the charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication after […]

Glass Coating innovation lets more light into solar panels

By Hillary Hollis The Razorback Reporter A new glass coating that could improve solar technology has earned UA alumni more than $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a recent announcement. Fayetteville-based WattGlass developed a coating that reduces the amount of light reflected by solar panels and allow more light to reach the […]

UA Honors Forum Assists 2016 Campaign Researchers

By Jane Incao Razorback Reporter University researchers and students are studying the influence of media coverage on broadcast audiences’ perceptions of presidential candidates. Students taking the Honors forum Tracking Trump and Hillary assisted in a study of about 500 students’ perceptions of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton after the first 2016 presidential debate, […]

Miss Arkansas Discusses Suicide Risk and Prevention

By Shelby Evans Razorback Reporter After a suicide struck her family during her first year of college, the newly crowned Miss Arkansas was inspired to create a platform that would educate people to recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide. “Speak Up Now: Suicide Prevention and Awareness,” Savannah Skidmore’s platform, was inspired by events […]

UA Student honored by Memorial fund

By Shelby Evans Razorback Reporter A UA student who committed suicide last week will be remembered by family and friends with a memorial fund established to aid those who suffer depression disorders. UAPD officers found freshman Ashley Lane Marrs dead in a car parked in a Super 8 Motel lot on Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville, […]