Caribbean Students Endure Hurricane Season Away from Home

By Andrea Johnson The Razorback Reporter Since Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean and damaged thousands of homes, including those of UA international students, various campus groups have organized efforts to support those affected here and abroad. Maria made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane over Dominica around 9:15 p.m., Sept. 18, according to the […]

UA Offers Disabled Students New Opportunities

By Katie Serrano The Razorback Reporter Arkansas ranks 43rd in employment for workers who have disabilities, according to the 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. The University or Arkansas is working to improve that ranking in a new post-secondary education program tailored to students with learning disabilities. EMPOWER, which stands for Educate, Motivate, Prepare, Opportunity, Workplace […]

Local Homeless Vets could see resource increase

Erin McGuinness The Razorback Reporter President Donald Trump proposed to increase funding for Veterans Affairs by more than $7 billion nationally, an addition that might not have an effect on the homeless veteran population in Fayetteville, according to interviews with those who work with providing housing for veterans. Trump’s agenda “The America First: A Budget […]

Fraternity renovates house, updates electrical system

By Alex Nicoll The Razorback Reporter One fraternity on campus plans on making itself more competitive in the recruitment process with a renovation project to its house that will cost $1.75 million to complete, said the fratnerity president. FarmHouse, one of the smallest UA Interfraternity Council fraternities, is in the process of completely overhauling the […]

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 […]