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Students elect challenger in student government race
March 14, 2013 – 5:40 pm | 2 Comments
Students elect challenger in student government race

Lauren McNeaill and “Trey” Joe Gibeault were elected Student Government Association president and vice president March 5, beating incumbents Rizan Mohsin and Ed Hernandez 172-145.

Trojan spirit soars at Homecoming game, regatta
March 14, 2013 – 5:40 pm | Comments Off

A week’s worth of Homecoming events concluded with the Trojans win against rival Arkansas State University 78-71 in front of a pumped crowd of about 5,300 people at the Jack Stephens Center on March 2.
Painted …

Former provost candidate named UAPB chancellor
March 14, 2013 – 5:38 pm | Comments Off

A Florida administrator and former UALR provost candidate was appointed Feb. 28 by the University of Arkansas System as next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Laurence Alexander, 53, who currently serves as …

Legislation to allow guns on campus, Chancellor opposed
March 14, 2013 – 5:37 pm | 2 Comments

The Arkansas legislature recently voted to approve legislation that will permit trained and licensed faculty and staff to now carry concealed weapons at public educational institutions in the state.
House Bill 1243 was proposed last month …

Attempt to police social media an archaic practice
March 14, 2013 – 5:30 pm | One Comment
Attempt to police social media an archaic practice

The Student Government Association presidential election has come and gone, however the election was met with a lot of head scratching and snickering.
The SGA Election Code says that its members and candidates cannot campaign off …

A veto’s futility
March 14, 2013 – 5:29 pm | Comments Off

Despite Gov. Beebe’s best efforts, Arkansas now has the strictest abortion ban in the United States. Beebe vetoed both the 20-week and 12-week abortion bans, and both times he was overruled. The democratic governor seems …

Even bright foe clings to expired logic
March 14, 2013 – 5:28 pm | Comments Off

There’s been a lot of talk lately about a paper released by, among others, Sherif Girgis.  Girgis is an extremely accomplished scholar, having graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton, only after …

‘More Guns, Less Crime’ lecture takes aim at President’s stats
March 14, 2013 – 5:24 pm | Comments Off

Regardless of individual political stances, an audience of more than 200 people turned out for the lecture, “More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws” by Fox News Contributor John Lott.
The Clinton School …

Alum plans to honor Arkansas flag creator
March 14, 2013 – 5:24 pm | Comments Off

Author and UALR graduate Jason Irby is spearheading a campaign to honor long-ago Wabbaseka resident Willie K. Hocker, the woman who created the Arkansas state flag.
Irby is also from the small rural town, which is …

Student crosses finish line at Little Rock Marathon
March 14, 2013 – 5:22 pm | Comments Off
Student crosses finish line at Little Rock Marathon

“To get an idea of how large it was, it took us 20 minutes to cross the start line to get going,” said Andrew Hall, a senior student at UALR majoring in mass communications, and …

The Uplifting Journey aims at improving lives
March 14, 2013 – 5:21 pm | Comments Off

Life is a universal journey. Although all people approach life differently, no one is alone. With support from fellow travelers, people can chose to live their life in a way that is most fulfilling to …

The ghost of Old Lady Armstrong
March 14, 2013 – 5:20 pm | Comments Off

In 1985, after years of fist fights, class disruptions, poor grades, visits to the principle’s office and conferences with teachers who simply refused to deal with me anymore, my parents decided it was time to …

Twister tips to keep students safe
March 14, 2013 – 5:19 pm | Comments Off
Twister tips to keep students safe

Spring’s warm weather is known for bringing forth chirping birds, blooming flowers and violent tornadoes.
“More do occur in spring,” said Tommy Jackson, pubic information officer for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. “Tornadoes used to …

Math made easier: advice from experts
March 14, 2013 – 5:17 pm | One Comment
Math made easier: advice from experts

Math can be a joy for some students and a headache for others.
Many students struggle with various kinds of math, including positive and negative number signs, fractions, factoring, graphing and word problems, instructors in the …