UNM’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremony to be in-person outdoors

University Stadium, soon to be filled with UNM Spring 2021 graduates. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port The University of New Mexico (UNM) decided it would hold a graduation ceremony for its 2021 class this May at University Stadium, allowing only graduating students and faculty to attend. “This is a discussion the leadership team at UNM has been having since the first day of… Continue reading UNM’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremony to be in-person outdoors

Are Graduate Students Considered Workers? University Says ‘No’.

Ramona Malczynski speaks to protestors at the grad workers rally for union rights. Call and response chants included: “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” and “Who are we? Employees!” Photo by Gordon Payne / NM News Port.

By Gordon Payne / NM News Port Graduate students employed at the University of New Mexico protested outside of the university president’s house on January 27 as part of an ongoing disagreement between the school and the students over their right to unionize. Graduate workers at UNM officially filed for union recognition with the state … Continue reading Are Graduate Students Considered Workers? University Says ‘No’.