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UNLV professor fired for plagiarism

Mustapha Marrouchi, the UNLV English professor accused of plagiarizing the work of 18 people, was terminated last month. On Nov. 5 a committee of UNLV professors voted 4 to 1 and fired Marrouchi. Lori Olafson, executive director of research integrity and professor of educational psychology and higher education, led the investigation that found 23 of 26 works by Marrouchi ...Full Article

No clear path to Tier-1

Over a year after former President Neal Smatresk announced UNLV’s plans to achieve Tier-1 status, administrators still do not know how the university will reach this goal. There are ...Full Article

Skewed grade averages raise concerns about grade inflation

By Ashelynne Morales Experts say professors at UNLV may be increasing students’ grades to meet the university’s expectations for pass rates in classes. An average of 35.05 percent of ...Full Article

How UNLV compares to other institutions

According to U.S. News, here’s how UNLV stacks up against established Tier-1 schools:   UNLV -The university has a total of 23,099 undergraduate students. -Students pay $6,690 for in-state ...Full Article

Top 10 Tier One Schools on the West Coast

By Miranda Alam According to’s university directory, these are the top 10 Tier One schools on the West Coast: 1. Stanford University: Stanford, California – #4 in the ...Full Article

UNLV planning new parking garage

By Lokelani Higa UNLV has instituted plans for a third parking structure on Maryland Parkway in the hopes that it may help relieve some of the more congested lots. ...Full Article

Men are from STEM, women are from humanities: Breaking down gender barriers in academia

Encouraging young women to see themselves as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals could increase enrollment numbers at colleges. Betzabe Sanchez, engineering major, recalls walking into her first ...Full Article

Local artist commemorates 43 abducted Mexican students

On Sept. 26, 43 students went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The students, who had been attending Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ School of Ayotzinapa, had gone to Iguala ...Full Article

Board of Regents selects 10th president of UNLV

Last week, Dr. Len Jessup was selected to serve in the role as the 10th president of UNLV by the Board of Regents’ Presidential Search Committee. The other two ...Full Article

She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s Miss Teen Nevada

It started with a Facebook message and before she knew it, a 20-year-old junior studying kinesiology at UNLV was on her way to gaining the title of Miss Teen ...Full Article
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