Susana Martinez appointed two new student Regents to fill positions at UNM and NMSU.
Jacob Wellman was appointed by the governor to sit on the Board of Regents at UNM. Wellman, a junior studying political science, has been active in student government, been an adviser on budgetary issues at the university and has been involved in bipartisan…Continue
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Liza Bakewell is a Cultural turned Linguistic Anthropologist who discovered her obsession with the word, the mystery and the often negative connotations of the Spanish word…Continue
GMO issue at the New Mexico state legislature 2011
UPDATE: Due to a strong lobbying push from the large corporations that patent and market these GMOs, and the fact that the NM Chili Association is "in-bed" with these corporations, this bill was LOST on the house floor in the week following this post.
ON SHOULD KNOW: That, aside from permenently invading native, natural seed stock, one of the huge dangers of…Continue
Added by Crista on February 21, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
The US Backgammon Federation is starting backgammon clubs at
high schools and colleges all over the country.
We will help provide boards, coaching, and on-line competition with other
schools with prizes and scholarships.
If you have a contact at a school and can help us in the door, we will do the rest.Continue
Added by Early Gardner on February 20, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments
Nothing disappears in this dry Land of Enchantment. As Renny Golden says in the opening lines of Nuevo Mexico, "The high desert is a dog with no sense of time." This first poem is a kind of short preface to studying anything about New Mexico's history. The second poem brings to life…Continue
The function of the human mind is to dream, but we have learned to dream without awareness... the old shamans would use hallucinogenic plants like peyote to distort the perception of the brain.
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Companion Book, pp. 71,…
Ok it's only one big paragraph and it's subtitled, The Breakfast Nacho (huh?), but nevertheless, a complimentary note about nachos at The Front is on page 72 of Maxim Magazine's article on NACHO NATION (March 2011). "...they don't judge here at the Frontier , where you may see the governor, a group of WWII vets, a panhandler, and a volley ball team all in one room." The writers felt un-judged for ordering up nachos in the…Continue
I grew up marvelling at the music of The Music Man. It was my father’s favorite musical, so it was a frequent addition to the stack of LPs my parents…Continue
While talking on her phone outside of the Anthropology Building on UNM campus, a female student was stabbed in the neck and left to bleed to death. One year later, her assailant is still on the loose.
Although police offered a cash reward, no viable clues have been received that would lead to a suspect.
The original …Continue
Added by ZShaunz Man on February 17, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments
When I was a teenager, Borders had just moved into our neighborhood, a part of the suburban sprawl of metro-Atlanta. I'd always been an avid reader, but this was new - my first experience with an entire store devoted to books, all prior reading binges having been solely library-based. This was before I discovered independents (the fantastic Brookline Booksmith in Massachusetts was my first), or became involved with local business at Bookworks here in Albuquerque. Borders became a…Continue
UNM Board of Regents agreed in principle to a contract with American Campus Corporations to build a new set of privatized dorms.
The university will lease the land to ACC. The company will pay for dorm construction and maintenance costs and students will pay rent to ACC, not UNM.
ACC is already constructing Lobo Village on UNM's south campus, next door to the Pit. The dorms are slated to open in the fall. Lobo…Continue
I am a teacher. I am not a legislator. I am not the governor. Regardless, I am being required to bear the burden of their responsibility. When I go to work, I should be able to do so without the burden of issuing a tax bill to my students. What is truly perverse about this is that not one single politician in all of New Mexico ran on a platform of incompetence. Every one of them argued in their campaigns that they were the best person for the job. If that is true, then why am I being…Continue
There have been many robust debates on our state’s film incentive program. Arguments have been made that the program is the single best economic development and job creation program in the state. Others have contested the program costs too much, and exports money out of state. The truth is we don’t need to have the debate. The questions raised by the discussion have knowable answers. We just need to track actual results from the program. We can then use that…Continue
Instead of requiring students to go to college right out of high school in order to qualify for the Lottery Scholarship, one state representative wants to create a 16-month gap where students do not have to enroll right away.
Do you think this is a good idea?