Corporations Look for Ways to Hire Vets in Large Numbers

By Hermon Negash The Razorback Reporter Because employment for veterans is one aspect of the sometimes difficult transition from military life to civilian life, companies and programs try to help veterans find jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans in the United States was about 4.6 percent in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

Student Veterans Group Having Trouble Gaining Traction

Kayla Nunez  The Razorback Reporter The U of A has more than 403 registered student organizations and an estimated 50 percent of students are members of an RSO, but the organizers of Student Veterans are having trouble gaining traction for their group.     Student Veterans has been an RSO on the U of A campus […]

UA Staff Provide Resources for Student Veterans

By Chase Reavis The Razorback Reporter UA student veterans receive benefits and accommodations including financial aid and prolonged time on tests from on-campus facilities. The Veterans Resource and Information Center, VRIC, staff work with students and their dependents on a variety of college success factors, director Erika Gamboa said. Among these factors are college preparedness, […]

UA Nursing Department Prepares Students to Enter VA

By Katie Serrano The Razorback Reporter The University of Arkansas School of Nursing is preparing their graduate students to find the right hospital to work at after a strike at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Little Rock raised concerns about working conditions in June. Susan Patton, interim director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, […]

Fayetteville Takes Steps to Control Veteran Homelessness

By Erin McGuinness The Razorback Reporter Fayetteville is taking steps to permanently control, or end, homelessness among veterans in the city, a feat that Mayor Lioneld Jordan said in 2014 he thought could be achieved by 2015. That goal was an outgrowth of President Barack Obama’s goal to end homelessness among veterans. In “Opening Doors,” […]

Mexicans Abroad May Vote in 2018 Home Elections

By Andrea Johnson The Razorback Reporter Mexicans who have valid identification may be eligible to vote in Mexico’s federal and local elections in July 2018 even while living abroad, officials said. For some UA students from Mexico, the process appears confusing, according to interviews. Sophomore Guillermo Miranda knows he can vote in Mexico’s upcoming elections […]

7hills Homeless Center Extends Outreach to Veterans

By Veronica Torres The Razorback Reporter Veterans who served active military duty and need assistance in getting temporary housing can turn to 7hills Homeless Center in Fayetteville. The 16-year-old non-profit organization has goals of “ending homelessness and poverty with education, opportunities and hope,” according to the website. “The ultimate goal is to develop a continuum of services […]

Affordable Housing Available for Veterans

By Leah Nelson  The Razorback Reporter The Fayetteville Housing Authority has four buildings which helps house people who need assistance with finding an affordable place to rent. The housing authority has three programs with 878 rental units for people with low income and is on a first come, first serve bases. The Fayetteville Housing Authority […]

Campus, NWA Organizations Push for Suicide Awareness

By Lindsey Guimont The Razorback Reporter More than $40,000 has been raised toward awareness of suicide and research for prevention, organizers said this week after a successful event in Bentonville. The Arkansas chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented the fourth annual Northwest Arkansas Out of the Darkness Walk Sunday. The event attracted […]

Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Links to Fayetteville

By Hillary Hollis The Razorback Reporter The Standing Rock Sioux protest against the oil pipeline in North Dakota reached Fayetteville Saturday and has affected UA students. “As a person from a reservation, I’ve seen how badly our people need resources,” junior Gabriella Tovar said. Tovar is Navajo and grew up on a Navajo reservation in […]