University of Montana cross country is reportedly losing their top runner. According to members of the team, true freshman star Makena Morley will transfer at the end of this semester.
This week on UM News, reporter Sarah Yovetich and photographer Peter Riley learned about the new student-led letter writing campaign protesting proposed cuts at UM. With the looming budget cuts and finals week, photographer Joe Lesar looked at what students are doing to “stress less” with an event set up in the UC by Curry Health Center Wellness. This show is anchored by Dominique Giusti, Sean Robb and Sarah Yovetich. It is produced by Sojin Josephson and directed by Ryan Groh.
University of Montana faculty, staff and family members are spreading holiday cheer for all to hear. UM news reporter Sean Robb and photographer Andy Allan Anderson caught with the carol ensemble.
UM‘s current six week winter break takes students out of the community to spend time at home. Photographer Carrie Miller and reporter Dominique Giusti checked out how a plan to shorten the break by two weeks may help students who have to choose between family and a job.
UM students are reacting to recent budget cuts made by President Royce Engstrom in form of letters to the legislature. Students understand that enrollment is down, but funding for higher education has also decreased. Reporter Sarah Yovetich and Photographer Peter Riley got the specifics as students and faculty are still hard at work.
The University of Montana is beginning the switch to solar power to cut down on greenhouse gases, and now a new community driven initiative is working to help Missoula residents install panels of their own Solarize Missoula is a new program that’s helping to educate the people of Missoula about using solar energy to power their homes instead of fossil fuels. ClimateSmart Director Amy Cilimburg says that lots of people who attend their workshops are interested in making the switch.
This week on UM News photographer Nick Christenson and Reporter Sean Robb phoned in to McMurdo station Antarctica to learn about sea spiders. One student is giving back to the local community by volunteering at the Humane Society of Western Montana. Also, Photographer Peter Riley explored how pictures with Santa are helping support new research through the UM Gerontology Society. This show is anchored by Dominique Giusti and Sean Robb, and produced by Sarah Yovetich and directed by Andy Anderson.
This week on UM News Reporter Sojin Josephson and Photographer Joe Hodgson learned about how local and campus law enforcement is working to keep the community safe. And Photographer Ryan Groh discovered new ways the Curry Health Center is preventing prescription medications from getting into the Missoula water supply. This show is anchored by Dominique Giusti and Sean Robb, and produced by Sarah Yovetich and directed by Joe Lesar.