Navajo Nation elects Buu Nygren president

Newly elected president Buu Nygren (second from left) celebrates victory with his wife, State Rep. Jasmine Blackwater (far left), and Vice-President-elect Richelle Montoya Chee and her husband, Olsen Chee, at the Navajo Nation fairgrounds on Election Night, Nov. 8, 2022. Photo courtesy of Buu Nygren Facebook page.

Buu Nygren, half Navajo-half Vietnamese, becomes the youngest president of the Navajo Nation. His running mate becomes the first woman to be vice-president. They defeated incumbent Jonathan Nez.

GO Bond 3 passes, securing $89.2 million for capital projects at UNM

Students work in a painting studio inside of the UNM art building. The art department is set to move its operations to a new facility if G.O. Bond 3 is passed during the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Photo by Zara Roy/Daily Lobo.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, general obligations bond 3, providing $215,986,000 toward higher education in New Mexico, passed with 61% of the vote.

Online’s Not Fine?

By Rayes Gallegos / New Mexico News Port Online classes were increasingly popular at UNM before the pandemic pushed all classes to Zoom, but now students and professors are starting to reevaluate how online classes fit in the overall picture.  Associate Provost of Student Success Pamela Cheek says since the pandemic online class offerings have… Continue reading Online’s Not Fine?

UNM Training Grant to Improve Special Ed Teaching

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By Jacob Trasen / New Mexico News Port The University of New Mexico Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences was recently awarded an $830,000 grant that will help create the “Project SCENES” program at UNM.  This program is designed to help teach UNM students to more effectively work with young students with autism and other… Continue reading UNM Training Grant to Improve Special Ed Teaching