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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 all grades given to UNLV undergraduate students from Fall 2010 to Fall 2013 were A’s, 28.8 percent B’s, 15.8 percent C’s, 5 percent D’s and 6.2 percent F’s, according to ...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

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

Grad students slam for $1000 scholarship

UNLV Masters and Doctoral graduate students have the opportunity to compete for a scholarship and additional prizes in this year’s Rebel Grad Slam: 3 Minute Thesis Competition, sponsored by ...Full Article

UNLV begins accreditation process for medical school

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education has accepted the UNLV School of Medicine’s application for accreditation. “Creating a UNLV School of Medicine is a top priority for UNLV,” said ...Full Article

UNLV Engineering Department keeps growing

The College of Engineering saw a 28 percent increase in new student enrollment this year. The influx of new students is largely in part because this year has seen ...Full Article

President lays out new plan to achieve Tier-1 status

Interim president Don Snyder made UNLV’s past achievements and Tier-1 planning the focus of the annual State of the University address Sept. 18. Snyder predicted that in 20 years, ...Full Article

Boyd faces $3 million deficit, 18 percent enrollment decline

Thomas Main is used to looking out at a sea of faces as he stands in front of his first-year civil procedure class, but this semester, things are a ...Full Article

UNLV tied for sixth most ethnically diverse campus in nation

For the fourth consecutive year, UNLV has been ranked one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. UNLV is tied in ...Full Article

UNLV wants to expand into South Korea

UNLV could open an international campus in South Korea as early as fall 2016. On Friday, higher education leaders approved a proposal for the university to enter into an ...Full Article
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