A health problem has kept David Pryor away from this week's University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, but it has not kept him from submitting a detailed list of 33 questions about a proposed expansion of Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, a $100 million project. /more/
The New York Times reports today that it has found serious flaws in research done by the National Football League on concussions. A committee formed in 1994 issued reports playing down the danger of head injuries. /more/
The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet next week and its agenda includes a proposal to hire a project manager for UA Athletic Director Jeff Long's proposal for a $100-million-plus addition to the north end zone of Razorback Stadium. UA Trustee David Pryor has questons. /more/
On news that the University of Aransas football coaching staff now has a payroll of almost $8 million, a question: What are the staff salaries by department of academic arms of the University of Arkansas? /more/
You'd think that two nights in Bud Walton Arena against the undisputed dregs of the SEC would be gratifying, a return to normalcy of sorts, even for a pretty mediocre bunch coming off two horrible road losses. /more/
Kind of a funny story from Deadspin today about Chris Barnicle — once an All-American in track for the University of Arkansas — coming in dead last during the recent trails for the U.S. Olympic marathon team in L.A., with a time of 3:45:34, which was apparently the slowest time any runner of either gender has ever clocked in the Olympic trials since 2000. /more/
Ticket prices for good seats at Razorback football games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium are going up next year. The relatively lousy ones are going down. Meanwhile, all ticket prices for the Hogs' one game at War Memorial Stadium are going down, but that's because the team is playing lousy Alcorn State, who plays in the Football College Subdivision, the minor leagues of college football. /more/
Also, 'Incognito' in Conway, Arts and the Park in Hot Springs, "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning" at the Arkansas Arts Center, Patti Lupone at the Fort Smith Convention Center, the Turkish Food Festival, Sunday Court Square Music Festival in Mountain View, St. Luke's Festival of the Senses at St. Luke's Episcopal and the 46th Annual World Famous Armadillo Festival in Hamburg.
by Heather Steadham, Leslie Newell Peacock and Lindsey Millar
At a lunchtime panel today on energy policy, Cotton devoted most of his time to criticizing Obama's energy and climate policy. But he also acknowledged that there just might possibly be a relationship between a warming planet and the activities of mankind, albeit in the most qualified and circumspect way.
Southern Progress, an organization aimed at bolstering Democrats in the South, yesterday highlighted what appear to be legal problems with an advertisement from the Republican Attorney Generals Association for Leslie Rutledge, the state's Republican nominee for AG.
A portion of a post unearthed last week by Parkin Archeological State Park archeologist Dr. Jeff Mitchem was taken to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville over the weekend for studies to determine whether it is actually the remains of a cross erected by DeSoto in 1542.
State Education Commissioner Johnny Key fired Baker Kurrus as Little Rock superintendent last week because he ventured off the reservation when he presented data to the state Board of Education on the damaging impact of charter schools on the district, which the state now runs. Kurrus was questioning proposed expansions of two charter schools already draining easier-to-educate children from the LRSD.