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UW in the News

March 5, 2018

State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles:

The Intercept reported that members of both U.S. congressional parties will work together this week in an attempt to roll back financial rules, which experts are contending will produce negative effects. UW Emeritus Professor Sherrill Shaffer was interviewed by the award-winning news organization that covers national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice and the media.

UW economist Chuck Mason was interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio about the Legislature’s ongoing discussion about energy that centers on taxes and revenue.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that the UW Board of Trustees will soon vote whether to raise tuition for most students. The board, in 2015, approved a policy calling for a 4 percent raise every year at least through 2019. The Washington Times and The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) also reported on the measure.

On the 50th anniversary of the Black 14 incident, ESPN produced a video, interviewing some of the Cowboys players dismissed from the team by UW football Coach Lloyd Eaton.

Sheridan Media republished UW’s release announcing that the university is ranked No. 20 on a list of the “Safest College Campuses in America” by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Instead of individual UW colleges holding their own ceremonies scattered over two days, three combined ceremonies will be held one day in May in the Arena-Auditorium. KGWN TV and Sheridan Media were among media outlets publishing UW’s announcement.

Oil City reprinted UW’s release that featured several Wyoming Research and McNair Scholars, who hosted 26 students from Steamboat Springs High School on a tour of the university’s science labs.

UW has the fifth highest percentage of older undergraduates for flagship institutions across the country, according to The Boomerang, citing data from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

KGWN TV noted that UW student Corry Vetos was in Washington, D.C., last week as part of the ONE Campaign, an advocating group that calls for action to end global poverty.

Posters promoting a white nationalist group known for targeting college campuses were removed last week from bulletin boards in the Wyoming Union, reported The CS-T and The Boomerang. Also reporting on the incident were U.S. News and World Report and The Seattle Times.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that UW and Wyoming community college representatives testified before the Senate Education Committee last week to ask lawmakers to approve a bill that would create a common transcript, which would help ease transfer credits for students.

UW counseling Professor Mary Alice Bruce and graduate student Ken Hilton were interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio about how school counselors fit into the conversation about safe schools.

Sheridan Media reported that Mark Ritchie, UW professor of art in printmaking, is spearheading a special exhibition at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery.

Jackson hosted its second Saturday U program -- UW’s popular one-day lecture series -- of the academic year last week, with three UW professors lecturing on timely topics, reported The Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Pinedale Online also reported on a similar UW Saturday U program earlier in the week in Pinedale.

Green River student Kyler Cochrane is among finalists in the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW, according to Wyo4News.

The Sacramento Bee and Washington Times picked up an Associated Press article noting that UW is offering a new course through its Summer High School Institute about energy production in the state.

101.9 King FM in Cheyenne reported that UW graduate Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako is currently starring in a new Netflix series titled “Everything Sucks!” Nako plays a student’s mother in the series that is set in a 1990s Oregon high school.

Sweetwater Now and The CS-T noted that nine UW wrestling squad members were named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 team.

UW Professor Jeff Lockwood was interviewed by The Boomerang on his new novel, titled “Murder on the Fly,” a follow-up to his debut novel.

KOWB Radio reported that UW Libraries will host New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs for its annual author event April 10 at UW.

UW’s Nordic ski teams are competing in the annual Collegiate National Championships this week in Lake Placid, N.Y., according to UW’s media release published on KGWN TV’s website.

WyoSports reported that former UW quarterback Josh Allen impressed NFL club officials at last weekend’s Scouting Combine for potential draft prospects. Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Canada Sports and USA Today also interviewed Allen.

Seniors Bryce Meredith, of Cheyenne, and Archie Colgan, of Westminster, Colo., became UW’s first-ever Big 12 Conference wrestling champions last Sunday, according to WyoSports and The CS-T.

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