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

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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 […]

Fulbright Advising’s East Branch Extends Hours

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By Christina Wilkerson The Razorback Reporter The Fulbright Advising satellite location in Maple Hill East has extended operating hours to accommodate increased traffic as students prepare to register for spring semester. The Maple Hill advising center opened in the fall semester 2013 as a pilot program. University Housing and the Fulbright College Advising Office collaborated […]

Mandatory Freshman Resources Class Evolves

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By Dulce M. Wills The Razorback Reporter The feedback from students about First Year Experience opened the doors in fall 2013 to a more enhanced mandatory course for all University of Arkansas freshmen — University Perspectives (UNIV 1001) — the vice provost for academic affairs said. “Before we put this class together, we spent a […]

Weekend Freeze Halts Ticket Camp-out for LSU Game

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By Rachel Walker The Razorback Reporter Students will not be allowed to camp out for Razorback football game tickets this week because of the below-freezing temperature forecast by the National Weather Service. Winter storm Astro also could pose problematic for Razorback fans who are traveling to the game Saturday night against the LSU Tigers. Temperatures […]

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 […]

Internships Tricky for Foreign Students

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By Alex Golden The Razorback Reporter Students from all over the world come to the University of Arkansas, but many struggle to find internships and jobs when they graduate because of their international status. The main reason for this is that companies must sponsor international students whom they hire, meaning that employers must pay to […]

Official: Resource Center for Vets Needs Mentors

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By Alex Golden The Razorback Reporter A mentorship program designed to help student-veterans is proving beneficial, but needs more mentors to accommodate students, the director of the University of Arkansas Veterans Resource and Information Center said. When student-veterans sign up for Vet2Vet, a year-long program, they are matched with mentors who are veterans in the […]

Jobless Rate Continues Post-Recession Decline

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By Christina Wilkerson The Razorback Reporter The national unemployment rate has been on a downhill slope, with minor fluctuations, for the past few years and in October hit its lowest point since July 2008. The Nov. 7 Bureau of Labor Statistics report put the national unemployment rate at 5.8 percent for October. Northwest Arkansas has […]

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 […]