Pulaski Technical College, effective today, is University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College, or UA – Pulaski Tech.The college's merger with the UA system was signed into law by Governor Hutchinson on Monday.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have both issued statements in response to President Donald Trump's controversial executive order. UA Fayetteville has more than 100 people on campus from the affected countries who have visas to study, visit, and work in the U.S. There are 55 UA Little Rock students from those countries.
The House passed Governor Hutchinson’s plan to alter the funding formula for higher education by 80-10, with 3 voting present. The bill, filed by Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle), would send state dollars to public colleges and universities based on performance. The state now awards colleges and universities money mostly based on enrollment.
Joseph Steinmetz, the new chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is making a bus tour around Arkansas and perhaps a measure of the thoroughness of his effort was a stop of nearly an hour yesterday at the Arkansas Times.My impressionistic take: Good.
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.
The Arkansas Traveler, the student newspaper of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, reports that UA has moved to ban the small, two-wheeled scooters known as "hoverboards" from all university facilities, a decision that was effective on Dec. 18. The electric scooters require a standing operator to make small adjustments of the feet and legs to move forward, backward or brake. Lean forward, and they move forward. One of the hot toys this Christmas, the tricky devices have been responsible for a slew of injuries, including broken bones, head injuries and cuts requiring stitches.
An examination of tax records shows the billionaire Koch brothers are investing more in higher education, typically in ways to enhance their ideological aims. The University of Arkansas ,familiar with getting money for programs admired by rich people, is on the Koch list of beneficiaries.
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.
The execution of Kenneth Williams for his 1999 slaying of Cecil Boren during a prison escape remains scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, though actions in state and federal courts are anticipated in the final hours.
At a press conference today at the Doubletree Hotel just across from the Pulaski County Courthouse, Pulaski County Fifth Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen and his attorneys announced that he has asked the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission to investigate the conduct of the entire Arkansas Supreme Court, and asked the director of the Arkansas Committee on Professional Conduct to investigate the conduct of Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and several others in the AG's office, related to what Griffen and his attorneys claim were forbidden ex parte conversations between the Supreme Court and the AG's office.
Photos taken Thursday night by Brian Chilson and David Koon, at Cummins Prison in Grady, the State Police barricade away from the prison and in front of the Governor's Mansion, before and after the execution of Ledell Lee.