NMSU Round Up

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on case addressing end of DACA program

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on case addressing end of DACA program

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 12, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning the legality of the procedure followed by the Trump administration in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Their decision, expected to be released next June, will affect the futures of approximately 700,000 D...

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 11, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Association Students of New Mexico State University passed a resolution Nov. 7 concerning the lack of accessibility to administration offices and resources for Spanish-speaking students and parents. Resolution 22 urges the NMSU administration to look into creating a Department...

ASNMSU fall elections show increasing voter turnout, re-elected senators

ASNMSU fall elections show increasing voter turnout, re-elected senators

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 5, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University is set to experience changes in membership in the spring semester as new and reoccurring members were voted in during election week from October 21 to 25.   A total of 2,068 students voted in the Fall 2019 elections, with students from the College of Arts and Sciences comprising of a majority of the votes.    According to the most recent CENSUS data enrollment by the Office of Institutional Analysis, NMSU’s main campus has a...

Ranked-choice voting to be used for the first time in Las Cruces history

Ranked-choice voting to be used for the first time in Las Cruces history

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 4, 2019

Residents of Las Cruces set to vote on Election Day will encounter ranked-choice voting for the first time in the ballot box tomorrow, Nov. 5.  Las Cruces joins cities such as San Francisco and Minneapolis that have implemented the use of ranked-choice voting in local elections. Ranked-choice...

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

One professor at New Mexico State University said that in this political climate, it is time for representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stay away from the campus. Associate Professor of government Neal Rosendorf has posted a collection of tweets off of his personal twitter account...

Arvizu, Floros outline university goals in State of University address

Arvizu, Floros outline university goals in State of University address

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros highlighted goals they plan to achieve by 2025 during the State of the University address Oct. 14.  A key accomplishment of the past year as emphasized by President Floros the NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic plan. ...

ASNMSU Senate to set limitations on candidates running together in elections

ASNMSU Senate to set limitations on candidates running together in elections

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

October 17, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University passed a bill aimed at ensuring greater fairness in ASNMSU Presidential and Senate elections during their Oct. 10 meeting. Bill 65 sets limitations on both the merging of budgets and on the ability of candidates to campaign...

NMSU students voice opinions over formal impeachment inquiry

NMSU students voice opinions over formal impeachment inquiry

Lauren Roman and Stefanie Gutierrez

October 15, 2019

Students at New Mexico State University have differing opinions regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s formal impeachment inquiry launched Sept. 24. The impeachment probe came after a whistleblower revealed President Donald Trump had a telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy...

US Rep Xochitl Torres Small visits NMSU to engage student voice

US Rep Xochitl Torres Small visits NMSU to engage student voice

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

October 7, 2019

Rep.  Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District visited campus to speak with students Oct. 2 as part of a series called Congress on your Campus, coordinated by the Associated Students of New Mexico State University’s governmental affairs department. &...

ASNMSU Supreme Court bill spurs discussion

ASNMSU Supreme Court bill spurs discussion

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

October 1, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University passed a bill on Thursday evening that will provide funding for members of the ASNMSU Supreme Court to visit Washington D.C. in November and hear several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief Justice Diana Estala said that...

Presidential rally spurs discussion of Latino conservatives on campus

Presidential rally spurs discussion of Latino conservatives on campus

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

September 27, 2019

Following President Donald Trump’s rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Sept. 16, a series of tweets surfaced criticizing Latino supporters in attendance. Accusations ranged from Latino supporters being paid to be there and stand behind the camera to being spray tanned in order to “look the part.” Dante Archibeque, a member of the New Mexico State University College Democrats, said ...

NMSU students comment on recent democratic presidential debate

NMSU students comment on recent democratic presidential debate

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

September 19, 2019

The third debate for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary election took place on September 12 at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. It is the first debate that did not extend into two nights and the first televised through the ABC News Network. All ten candidates who took part in the...

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