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NYITCOM has been granted license for ULM location

NYITCOM has been granted license for ULM location

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
June 22, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine received license by the Board of Regents that will allow the institute to operate a medical school at The University of Louisiana Monroe.  The announcement came yesterday with a post on Twitter by ULM president, Nick Bruno. ...

Tropical storm Cindy could cause more flooding in Monroe/West Monroe area

Tropical storm Cindy could cause more flooding in Monroe/West Monroe area

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
June 20, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

Rain, rain, go away.  Flash flooding, and other severe weather conditions, are possible throughout Louisiana due to Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico.  Cindy is expected to make landfall Thursday near the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas.  Most of the Monroe/West Mo...

Louisiana representative among those wounded in Virginia shooting

Louisiana representative among those wounded in Virginia shooting

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
June 14, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

​Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise and four others were injured in a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.  Scalise, who also serves as the majority whip of the House of Representatives, was at the baseball field practicing for an annual charity game when shots rang out....

Monroe residents under water once again

Monroe residents under water once again

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
June 14, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

A year after the last major flood in Monroe, Louisiana, residents are still dealing with flooding problems. Several Monroe residents told the Hawkeye that there was anywhere from one to eight inches of water outside, or even inside their homes. Monroe resident, Jessie Rodgers said her family was...

States spend less on education as costs rise

States spend less on education as costs rise

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
June 14, 2017
Filed under Briefs, FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

States are spending about $1,600 less per college student according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Despite this decrease in spending, tuition is still increasing. Over the past decade, college tuition has increased 40 percent according to Educents, an education marketplace startup.  Educents...

CenturyLink president is retiring

CenturyLink president is retiring

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
June 4, 2017
Filed under Briefs, FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

Glen Post, CenturyLink President and CEO, has announced that he is retiring from his position. He has been with the company for 40 years.  The announcement came with a “CEO succession plan” that was sent to employees of the company. Post will retire on January 1, 2019. He will remain...

OPSO deputy charged with rape

OPSO deputy charged with rape

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
May 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A deputy with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department was arrested on a third degree rape charge Monday afternoon. Bradley Smith, 38, of Calhoun, was immediately fired from his duties at the sheriff’s office upon arrest. According to The News Star, investigators from the Ouachita Parish Sherriff’s...

Athletic Director won’t continue contract

Athletic Director won’t continue contract

Cory Thaxton, Editor in Chief
May 18, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

After four years, Brian Wickstrom, the University of Louisiana Monroe's Director of Athletics, will not be renewing his contract with the university.  Wickstrom joined the Warhawk family in July 2013. From day one, it has been Wickstrom's dream to move to a larger program. President Nick Bruno...

SAA Banquet honors dedicated Warhawks

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Registered student organizations joined campus administrators on the seventh floor of the library for the Student Affairs Awards Banquet Monday night. Awards were given to some of the top students and organizations who excelled in everything from “Top Donations Raised” to “Best Representative.” Campus...

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes steps on sexual abuse issues

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes steps on sexual abuse issues

Pujan Dahal, [email protected]
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

“Baby, I'm preying on you tonight, hunt you down eat you alive just like animals.” Monika Taylor, representative of the attorney general’s office of Louisiana cited Maroon 5’s song “Animals” to be a rapist song in the event Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Keeping up the tradition that was...

Crosswalk concerns: Who is to blame?

Brea Joyner, [email protected]
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

After SGA implemented more crosswalks being added during last year’s Lunch with the President, we reported that painted crosswalks were added in front of the Activity Center and the International House. For senior political science major Mary Solieau, this issue struck a nerve her freshman year. Soli...

Professor publishes field guide

Professor publishes field guide

Olivia Barfield, [email protected]
April 24, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

When John Carr was first approached about creating a book, he wasn’t sure about the idea. But when he realized that a field guide of Louisiana critters would be useful to students and laymen alike, he jumped at the opportunity. For Carr, a professor of biology who specializes in herpetology, working on a bo...

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