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NMSU has made the decision to hold a virtual commencement in May in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NMSU reports hopeful graduation rates amid pandemic

Hannah Zamora and Luis Rios March 3, 2021

New Mexico State University’s graduation rates appear to remain steady amid the pandemic compared to its northern neighbor, University of New Mexico. According to the UNM Office of Institutional Analysis...

NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu, taken in his office Sept. 17, 2018

NMSU Chancellor declines ASNMSU call for Sanctuary campus

Luis Rios, Political Writer February 26, 2021

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu implied in an email the university will not change to Sanctuary status after legislation from Associated Students of NMSU and Faculty Senate arose requesting its...

New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown speaks to the House Education Committee on Feb. 24 through Zoom in support of House Bill 212.

Bills to establish independent college in Carlsbad pass House, Senate Education Committees

Selema Graham and Aimee Ryan February 25, 2021

Two identical bills with the intent to grant the New Mexico State University Carlsbad branch independence have recently been granted do-pass recommendations by their respective education committees in...

Dzaki Sukarno explains his journey to receiving an in-person audition for American Idol

Local musician and NMSU student receives American Idol audition

Rachel Bagett and Xavier Dominguez February 25, 2021

Dzaki Sukarno, a Las Cruces native and New Mexico State University student, has made his way from the phone screen to the big screen nationwide. Sukarno recently broke into the music scene when he first...

George Lopez's visit to NMSU February 21, 2019 following production of Walking with Herb. Pictured: Ross Marks (Left), George Lopez (Right).

“Walking with Herb” set to premiere in April, pay tribute to late Mark Medoff

Hannah Zamora, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Directed by New Mexico State University professor, Ross Marks, and adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff, “Walking with Herb” is set to premiere in select theatres April 30 and will be available for...

Zoom transcript option helps NMSU students in their learning endeavors

NMSU’s Academic Technology provides transcript option for students

Raul Flores, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

New Mexico State University’s Academic Technology implemented a new speech detection feature into Zoom that allows a transcript to show during online classes.   The new feature is powered...

The Every Voice New Mexico Coalition advocates for sexual assault education and prevention. (Image Courtesy of the Every Voice Coalition Facebook page).

NMSU, UNM students advocate for sexual assault prevention and education

Fisher Easley Smith and Ryker Bilvado February 24, 2021

Students at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico are pushing for safer campuses with the help of Every Voice New Mexico, a group of students, alumni, allies and survivors who push...

Student governments across NM have teamed up in support of the Lottery scholarship, which recently became more accessible for homeschooled students.

NM Lottery scholarship: NM universities unite to lobby, bill advocates for homeschool students

Hannah Zamora, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

During the 55th Session of the New Mexico Legislature, legislators at the state level and the student government level are working to amend the current New Mexico Lottery Scholarship. Senate...

NMSU students have access to Library services at Zuhl Library as well as online.

NMSU Library reduces journal subscriptions following budget cuts and price hikes

Luis Rios, Politcal Writer February 22, 2021

As a result of a budget cuts and inflating journal subscription prices, the New Mexico State University Library decided to not renew 433 scholarly journal subscriptions this fiscal year. About one-third...

Aggie Power is a project intended to deliverable renewable energy to New Mexico State University by fall 2021. Image courtesy of Wayne Savage.

NMSU, El Paso Electric partner to power main campus with solar energy

Xavier Dominguez, Visual Specialist February 18, 2021

After months of preparation, New Mexico State University and El Paso Electric have partnered to install a solar electric generation and battery storage facility at Arrowhead Research Park, scheduled...

Alma's Kitchen is now open weekdays in Frenger Food Court.

Alma’s Kitchen open for business in Frenger Food Court

Raul Flores, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Local restaurant, Alma’s Kitchen, opened a location in New Mexico State University’s Frenger Food Court after being located in St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church for over 10 years. Arik Ruiz, the...

A recent survey regarding NMSU's grading systems fell short in student responses.

Fractional Grading survey shows lack of student support, professors prefer current grading systems

Rachel Baggett, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

The Associated Students of New Mexico State University aimed to gather student input regarding fractional grading in December of 2020. A similar survey was also sent out to faculty earlier last year. Fractional...

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