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UA graduation falls to 60.1%; still said positive

posted: 11/06/2013 4:33 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s latest six year graduation rate is 60.1 percent, slightly down from last fall’s record 60.4 percent rate but still tracking favorably with universities nationally, according to a new report.

Colonel: Drones upgrade air unit

posted: 11/03/2013 3:43 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — The new mission for the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Fighter Wing will position it for a role in the U.S. military’s post-Middle East-era planning, while drawing higher-paying jobs and higher levels of security clearance to the base, said its commander, Col. Mark William Anderson, to a crowd of about 1,000 Saturday afternoon.

UA offers 2 policies to aid families after births, life crises

posted: 11/03/2013 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Jack Lyons recalls how fortunate he and his wife felt throughout a complicated pregnancy when their bosses at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville proved to be empathetic.

UA chooses a new dean of students

posted: 11/02/2013 3:42 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville named a new dean of students, in a move that separates the position from its vice provost for student affairs post, officials announced Friday.

UA group bestows $1 million in ’ 13-14

posted: 10/29/2013 5:26 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s alumni organization has for the first time awarded $1 million in scholarships in a single academic year, officials announced Monday.

UA offers fast track to degree

posted: 10/14/2013 5:10 a.m. Discuss

As a registered nurse who works 12-hour shifts for three straight days, Ashley Creek didn’t always feel like hitting the books to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing — even though “hitting the books” actually involved powering up her laptop.

Walton’s bad leg affected sobriety test, doctors say

posted: 10/12/2013 6:24 a.m. Discuss

The closed case file of billionaire Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton’s DWI arrest two years ago in her home state of Texas includes letters from two doctors contending that illness and old car-accident injuries prevented her from passing the walking portion of her sobriety test.

UA says women, foreign pupils up

posted: 10/06/2013 5:52 a.m. Discuss

Fall enrollment at the University of Arkansas includes a smaller freshman class than last fall and fewer Arkansans overall, but the Fayetteville campus made gains in other areas it tracks, such as international students, Hispanics and the total number of minority-group students, according to a preliminary tally of its 11th-day head count.

UA OKs changing insurance

posted: 09/30/2013 12:50 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas System is changing the health plan it offers its retired, Medicare-eligible faculty and staff Jan. 1, saying it is trying to avert what would have been a 26 percent premium increase for the current plan.

UA gets U.S. grant to create river-transport-research unit

posted: 09/26/2013 4:26 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will get $1.4 million from the federal government to establish a research center focused on improving river transportation, Arkansas’ U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said in a joint announcement Tuesday.

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