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UA graduation rate falls to 60.1%

Officials working to boost 6-year metric to 66% by 2015

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s latest sixyear 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. Continue reading...

Healing Marine shares challenges

Subscriber onlyIn the eight years since Cpl. Aaron Mankin lost his face in a roadside-bomb explosion, he’s undergone more than 60 surgeries and hundreds of procedures. But it’s possible the ordinary challenges of life have been as much responsible for his personal growth as the blast. Continue reading...

Drones secure 188th’s future, leader says at 60th festivities

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

UA chooses a new dean of students

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

In meth trial, man guilty of conspiracy to distribute

Subscriber onlyA California man was convicted Thursday of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, four months after his arrest at a Springdale hotel, said the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Continue reading...

UA-Fayetteville offers 2 policies to help families

Plan eases crises, life events

Subscriber onlyJack 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. Continue reading...

Walton charge dropped

Prosecutor cites trooper absence

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

UA says women, foreign pupils up

Freshmen down by 5.1% from ’12

Subscriber onlyFall 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. Continue reading...

UA swaps retiree health-care plan

System: Move keeps premiums low

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

1,100 lace shoes to fight disease

Walk talks aim at Alzheimer’s

Subscriber onlyTitia Grimsley was among the daughters and granddaughters who honored the memory of Jerry Stark during Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Arvest Ballpark, a fundraising event that drew an estimated 1,100 people. Continue reading...

UA: New job to aid response to audit

Financial planner to watch budgets

Subscriber onlyThe duties of the new in-house financial planner hired at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will go hand in hand with what the campus plans to do in response to a legislative audit of its deficit-troubled fundraising arm, according to campus officials. Plans include having units across campus submit monthly, in depth financial reports by December. Continue reading...

6 UA projects gain approval of trustees

Campus to add art district, academic space

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas System’s board of trustees gave its Fayetteville campus the go-ahead Friday on construction-related decisions involving six projects. Continue reading...

Fraud line a privacy threat, suspend it, UA auditor says

Subscriber onlyThe chief auditor for the University of Arkansas System asked the system’s trustees Thursday to consider temporarily suspending the system’s 24-hour Fraud Hotline because of his concern public release of its tips could endanger privacy of whistle-blowers and those falsely accused. Continue reading...

UA-unit auditors: Review 3 items

Prosecutor gives task to assistant

Subscriber onlyLegislative auditors have referred three items they found while investigating University of Arkansas at Fayetteville finances to the Washington County prosecutor for further scrutiny. Continue reading...

UA trustees say they need time to digest audit

Subscriber onlyA legislative audit concerning deficit spending at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville raises serious concerns, UA trustees and other leaders said Tuesday. Continue reading...

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