• In Brief

    From The Associated Press and Submitted to the Optic

    Romero heads to Spain for semester

    Samantha Josephine Romero, a 2006 Robertson High School graduate, will study in Spain for the winter 2012 semester. 
    Romero, who received her bachelor of arts degree with honors from the University of New Mexico last December, will be taking intensive language courses at the Universidad de Granada Centro de Lenguas Modernas in Granada, Spain. 

  • Agency wants more time for audit

    From the Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE— The New Mexico Higher Education Department is asking for more time to complete a 2010 audit report that's already more than a year late.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the agency's delay in completing its report into how it managed about $100 million in public money in 2010 has caused the department to miss a deadline for its 2011 report.
    The agency said it needs until at least the end of this month for its past-due report and until March for the 2011 data.

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  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Frank named new UNM president

    ALBUQUERQUE — The provost for Ohio’s Kent State University was named Wednesday as the University of New Mexico’s new president.

    The UNM Board of Regents voted unanimously to select UNM graduate Robert G. Frank as the school’s 21st president over four other finalists after a brief special meeting. The selection comes after a six-month search and concerns over rising salaries for New Mexico college presidents.

  • Conservation club busy with community projects

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    One of New Mexico Highlands’ newest and fastest-growing student clubs is making a positive impact on the university’s campus and the surrounding community.

    The new Conservation Club, formed this fall, is turning environmental concerns into action on projects, working with groups like the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance.

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  • HU professor showing work in Colorado exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University media arts professor Megan Jacobs’ photography is featured in the international juried exhibit, Dreams, at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colo.

    Dreams continues through Jan. 7, 2012, and is a diverse collection of photographs that evoke the dream world, from the otherworldly and surreal to everyday moments of daily routine.

  • Going for the Gold