Researchers Share Knowledge for Better Crops

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By Dulce M. Wills The Razorback Reporter Agriculture, science and economic researchers at the University of Arkansas have joined forces to develop practices that will create a sustainable environment in Northwest Arkansas and potentially help feed people around the globe. “The main thing the Fulbright program helps with is networking,” said Kabo Segokgo, a food […]

Police, Health Center Move Against Sexual Assaults

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By Rachel L. Walker The Razorback Reporter The University of Arkansas Police Department and the Pat Walker Health Center joined efforts in educating students about sexual assault and ways they can prevent it. One way is through the “rape aggression defense” (RAD) class. The eight-week course offers one hour of academic credit and teaches students […]

Students Benefit from Campus Service-Retail Jobs

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By Alex Golden The Razorback Reporter Campus jobs are about more than convenience. They prepare students for when they leave campus, employers said. “We hire people that are goal-oriented to make our students marketable,” said Ali Sadeghi , director of operations for the University of Arkansas Bookstore. The bookstore has a strong preference for hiring […]

Scholarship Application Deadlines Near

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By Christina Wilkerson The Razorback Reporter Deadlines are fast approaching for the millions of dollars in scholarships that University of Arkansas students can get. In about two months, nearly 1,000 students will seek financial help through scholarships, according to enrollment figures. Looming debt is the motivator for students to apply. Undergraduates leave the university with […]

New Rules, Fees Hit Campus Health Care

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By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter One in four UA students do not have health insurance, according to information compiled by the Pat Walker Health Center, despite federal law that requires everyone 18 and older to be insured. Under the Affordable Care Act, which took effect October 2013, those who do not have the required […]

Blind Architect Lights Path for Success

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By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter Every morning Chris Downey rows the Oakland Estuary with the East Bay Rowing Club before he gets ready for his commute to the University of California, Berkley. At his desk, Downey gets an idea for a building and reaches for color-coated craft sticks, and he begins to create a […]

UA’s Online Enrollment Leaps

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By Brian Dunnaway The Razorback Reporter Enrollment at the University of Arkansas eclipsed 26,000 students for the first time in school history, and the area that gained the most growth was online enrollment, according to a Sept. 3 report. Online enrollment shows even more dramatic growth, reaching 7,444, an increase of 21.6 percent from last […]

New Academic Building a Model for Campus

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By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter The first “completely new” UA classroom building in decades will include state of the art technology, but it will not leave other campus buildings behind, university officials said. Champions Hall, at Dickson Street and Duncan Avenue, is on schedule to be opened by the summer of 2015. Unlike other […]

Multiple Arkansas cities turn retired landfills into parks

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By Travis Pence The Razorback Reporter Communities throughout Arkansas have made efforts to use retired landfills to develop parks for recreation. Fayetteville, Conway and Hot Springs, have allowed organizations to build public parks on top of their closed landfills. Fayetteville City Council and several outdoor/recreational organizations plan to use about 800 acres to preserve wildlife […]

Alcohol and drug abuse likely to increase after stress of finals is over

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By Christopher Hearty The Razorback Reporter Students in recovery from addictions run the risk of relapse in the aftermath of a rigorous finals schedule, or worse, venture into new abuse territory over the summer. Environmental factors can heavily influence an individual’s approach to dangerous substances, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Stress, […]