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Faculty Spotlight: Computer Science professor wins prestigious award in Washington, D.C. 0

  By Joahna Claire   After years of co-inventing and developing a computer programming language for disabled individuals, computer science Professor Andreas Stefik flew to Washington, D.C. in January to  accept his accolade at the White House Champions of Change.

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Dr. Barbara Atkinson named dean of medical school

Former University of Kansas Professor of Medicine Dr. Barbara Atkinson was named founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine on Tuesday. Previously named the planning dean of the School of Medicine in May 2014, Atkinson’s appointment as dean marks

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Embezzling UNLV employees plead guilty 1

Two former UNLV employees have pleaded guilty to charges of stealing almost $300,000 dollars from the university during their employment. During their tenure at UNLV’s Office of Information Technology, Lina Khachekian, 35, and Marissa Neuhaus, 23, used their UNLV credit

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Snyder appointed acting UNLV president 0

  Former hotel dean beat out White, Harter for top spot In a move contrary to faculty’s wishes, higher education officials appointed former dean of the hotel college and head of a proposed campus stadium project Don Snyder as acting

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Tuition meeting draws small crowd, big debate 0

Klaich, Vice Provost field student concerns on fee hikes For freshman resident assistant Elsha Harris-Yolanda, the issue of raising tuition is a problem with a human face. She sees it whenever her fellow dorm students cry to her as they

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Faculty miffed about merit pay

  System staff say restoration of salaries more important The Nevada Legislature thought giving $7 million to higher education for pay increases would make faculty happy. They were wrong. Legislators passed Assembly Bill 551 in June so that some faculty

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State workers await health cost relief as oversight board drags heels

  Private sector process prolonged by officials Faculty and staff may be forced to wait until 2015 for relief from high health costs after state officials decided to prolong a possible private sector partnership. Nevada’s Public Employees’ Benefits Program board

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Key deadline pushed in state healthcare battle

Officials debate merits of private sector plans After two years of faculty and staff shouldering high health care costs, the deadline to seek a quote from private insurance health companies has been delayed. The deadline to search for alternative health

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Outcome of faculty insurance battle hinges on coming vote

Turning to the private sector may solve state’s woes In less than two weeks, a decision will be made that could lead to faculty and staff staying at their current positions or flocking to educational jobs outside of Nevada. After

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