The Nevada System of Higher Education announced late Thursday that it was in the process of drafting a mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to college campuses this fall “with some limited exceptions.” NSHE’s surprise announcement follows a string of decisions to mandate coronavirus vaccinations at colleges and universities across the country. That includes the… [Read More]
Before the pandemic, the United States was welcoming more than a million international students each year. However, the pandemic along with an increase in the number of student visa delays, and a difficult political environment has caused a historic decline nationally. Noticiero Móvil’s María Palma spoke with several international students from the University of Nevada, Reno… [Read More]
UNR announced Monday that state and local health authorities had approved plans for in-person graduation ceremonies to be held outdoors in May, making the school the latest to announce a switch away from virtual commencement as pandemic conditions have improved. In a video announcement posted to social media, UNR President Brian Sandoval said seven to eight ceremonies… [Read More]
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents took the unusual step of appointing a former politician to lead UNR on Thursday, unanimously naming ex-Gov. Brian Sandoval as the university’s 17th president and marking a formal end to the months-long search to replace outgoing President Marc Johnson. In doing so, regents also approved a $500,000 base salary —… [Read More]
Tens of thousands of DACA recipients are experiencing increased levels of emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials with the Nevada System of Higher Education have extended their support by debunking misinformation during a time when recipients nervously await the Supreme Court’s decision on whether or not to rescind the policy. Deferred Action for Childhood… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
Nearly one in five students at the University of Nevada, Reno identifies as Latinx. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino. Often, these students are first generation or “first gen” college students and face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retainment and support. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez explores.
The campus community at the University of Nevada, Reno has been rattled by multiple white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ actions since the fall semester started up. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez reports.
As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez has this report.
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.