NMSU Round Up

Regents award posthumous degree to Jed Hendee

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Luis Rios, Political Writer

September 24, 2020

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents has approved awarding the Posthumous Honorary Doctoral Degree to Jed Hendee on Sept. 18.   Hendee, 49, was a student of the NMSU Educational Leadership Administration. He passed away May 2020.   According to a statem...

NMSU Town hall discusses COVID-19 reporting, random testing options

NMSU discussed the possibility of optional random testing for COVID-19 at a town hall meeting Sept. 22.

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

New Mexico State University leaders hosted a town hall meeting via Zoom Sept. 22 to discuss the research and programs the university has dedicated to COVID-19 tracing and tracking. The session began with questions submitted to the panelist from the public of any concerns they may have and want to...

Burrell College students join UNM in Protect NM

An outside view by the courtyard fountain of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Luis Rios, Political Writer

September 22, 2020

The students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine created a Las Cruces chapter for Protect NM, an independent group that creates personal protective equipment for those that need it in New Mexico.   Leader of the Las Cruces chapter of Protect NM, Sidra Ali, stated in an ema...

Computer science students develop app for COVID-19 contact tracing at NMSU

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Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Three computer science students at New Mexico State University spent their summer developing a mobile device app titled Aggie-COVID-19 that launched on Aug. 1 to assist in the university’s efforts of contract tracing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduate student Thanh Nguyen, a creator of the app,...

Opinion: A Failure of One’s Own 

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Ashlerose Francia , Community Contributor

September 21, 2020

Last week, I had the opportunity to hand out US Constitutions to Aggie community members who may or may not have had an interest in this country’s (no matter how disgraced) foundational document. This was for Constitution Day. I looked forward to tabling on campus.&nbs...

Opinion: Challenge Accepted: A Defense of the United States Constitution

NMSU's department of Government located in Breland Hall.

Kohlby McInnes, Community Contributor

September 21, 2020

I would like to begin by saying that Professor Rosendorf’s opinion on the Constitution has neither devalued his standing with me nor improved it. I view him as the same. However, in the spirit of his call to skepticism, I will challenge his article. There are many different angles and many different persp...

NMSU Art Museums reopens at limited capacity, extends spring exhibition

NMSU Art Museums reopens at limited capacity, extends spring exhibition

Selema Graham, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

After being closed since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico State University Art Museum—which had its grand opening on Feb. 28—reopened to the public on Sept. 19 with a capacity of up to 10 visitors at a time. The museum’s first exhibition “Labor: Motherhood and Art...

NMSU proposes gateway entrance options after staff disapprove Pistol Pete statue

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Gabriel Chavez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

At the beginning of fall 2020, Facilities and Services at New Mexico State University sent a survey to the university community via email to receive feedback on adding a gateway monument to the future Interstate-25 / University Avenue roundabout. The survey was released nearly a year after the NMSU Faculty...

NMSU’s New Voter Project seeks to increase student votes

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Ryker Bilvado, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

The New Voter Project at New Mexico State University plans to get 2,000 students registered to vote across the state of New Mexico this voting season.  Laney Baehler, the campus organizer for the New Voter Project, explained why it’s important for c...

NMSU Police implements mask-wearing procedures on campus

NMSU Police implements mask-wearing procedures on campus

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Effective as of Sept. 11, the New Mexico State University Police Department will be implementing new enforcement policies to ensure that campus visitors abide by state public health orders that require the use a face mask while in public. Despite NMSU offering masks and information on the benefits...

NCAA chooses Nov. 25 as new college basketball start date

Teams will be allowed to play no more than 27 games during the 2020-2021 season and may begin official practice Oct. 14.

James Martin, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council has set Nov. 25 as the official start date for the 2020-2021 college basketball season after a vote on Wednesday evening. Despite many fall sports postponing competition in its entirety until the spring semester, the NCAA elected to push the men’s and women’s college bas...

Opinion: Constitution Day Is a Sham Because the Constitution is a Failure

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Neal M. Rosendorf, Associate Professor, Department of Government

September 16, 2020

The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s. A year ago I published an opinion piece in the Las Cruces Sun-News asserting that Constitution Day as a celebration should be abolished at New Mexico State University, and that in its place NMSU should hold an event that acknowledges virtues like the First and Fourteenth Amendments while ruthlessly interrogating the founding document’s many shortcomings, including direct and indirect support of slavery an...

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