Sustainability Advocates Strive for Zero Waste On Campus

Carlos Ochoa, the director of the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability, speaking at the 2021 Zero Waste Summit. Behind is a photo of the Tontitown landfill. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter The University of Arkansas recycles 16 percent of the waste that the campus produces, and if the university doesn’t change waste behavior, its Office for Sustainability will not reach its 90 percent target by 2021, an advocate said. “If these numbers are even close to accurate, you can never […]

Winter’s First Bite Sends Homeless to 7hills

Homeless bar graph Millie Hogue / The Razorback Reporter

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter The first taste of winter sent the homeless hurrying to get out of the bitter cold Monday. For more than 100 people, that meant trekking to 7hills, a Fayetteville non-profit that provides food, supplies and a respite from the near 17-degree weather. The organization is one of only a […]

Energy-Saving Blue Streaks through Red Campus

University of Arkansas construction workers lay concrete in front of Champions Hall, a math and science building set for completion by summer 2015. The blue sealant can be seen on the walls. Millie Hogue / The Razorback Reporter

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter The Razorback red University of Arkansas campus might soon be dotted with blue as part of a construction initiative to improve building efficiency, a facilities management official said. Buildings under construction on campus are coated with a blue sealant to add durability and increase sustainability. The university implemented the […]

Residency, Opportunity Affect Student Voting

Early voting ends Monday afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville. David McDaniel / The Razorback Reporter

By David McDaniel The Razorback Reporter Resources available for student voting are limited but available through campus political organizations. The Young Democrats, College Republicans and the Associated Student Government have registration forms available or volunteers actively register students. Absentee and early voting offer most students the best and most convenient opportunity. “I think it’s absolutely […]

Fake Bills on Campus Gain Attention of Secret Service

Club Red employees at the University of Arkansas mark bills with a special marker that will create a purple mark on the bill if it is counterfeit. Rachel Walker / The Razorback Reporter

By Rachel Walker The Razorback Reporter The Secret Service has joined the University of Arkansas Police Department in investigating October reports of counterfeiting on campus, authorities said. “With any counterfeiting type of instance we try to go back and trace as far as we can. Unfortunately it’s not always successful,” UAPD Capt. Matt Mills said. […]

UA Sukkah Project Honored in National Contest

The solar battery-powered Super Sukkah glows bright blue at night, catching the eye of anyone that passes by. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter University of Arkansas architecture students and two faculty members won second place in a national design competition at Washington University in St. Louis. Assistant professors Marc Manack and Frank Jacobus led a team of fourth- and fifth-year Fay Jones School of Architecture students in designing and building a modern […]

Athletes Cautioned on Social Media Use

Entrance to UA's Lemke Department of Journalism

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter Athletes’ mistakes in this viral age instantly get uploaded and shared on social media. Now more than ever, college athletes must constantly be aware of how they represent themselves, the University of Arkansas director of compliance said. In 2009, the incident involving a sports agent who paid for a […]

Athletes Chow Down on NCAA Rule Change

A Razorfuel nutritionist has set out morning snacks for University of Arkansas softball players Oct. 27 in the Bev Lewis Center. Student athletes were able to select either a yogurt with granola or a breakfast burrito before heading off to class. Millie Hogue / The Razorback Reporter

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter On Thursday afternoons Ariel Voskamp has exactly 20 minutes to make it from pole-vaulting practice to her chemistry lab across campus. Exhausted from training, she has to force herself to make the uphill trek to class, but however grueling that might be, Voskamp said there’s usually something else at […]

Job Training Grows, Rivals Higher Ed

Instructor John Lindsey teaches Alfredo Ulloa Del Rio (from left), Michael Horetsky and Michael Campos. Students get hands-on trade education in automotive service technology courses at Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale. Christina Wilkerson / The Razorback Reporter

By Christina Wilkerson The Razorback Reporter Robin Eason was a technical writer and single mother working in the corporate sector, where she saw layoffs and mergers. After witnessing the fickle nature of business, Eason decided she needed a stable career that would provide for her family in the midst of an unpredictable economy. “I started […]

Officials Juggle to Match Dorm Beds to Enrollment

University of Arkansas students linger near the on-campus dorm they call home. In recent decades Gregson Hall has been converted to house the Enhanced Learning Center and Student Support Services in addition to a small number of freshman and sophomore students. Millie Hogue / The Razorback Reporter

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter Delays in the plans to build two University of Arkansas residence halls could leave almost 3,000 students without access to campus housing in 2015, according to the Housing Master Plan. A 2013 study found that the UofA would be unable to meet the campus housing demands of more than […]