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National Anthem Protest Discussion Reaches UM Campus

October 21, 2016

10-21_anthemOne NFL quarterback’s racial inequality protest is sparking discussion at UM. UM News reporter Kempson Cross and photographer Grant Herzog found out what the campus has to say about Colin Kaepernick‘s protest during the national anthem. The protest movement now touches multiple sports across the United States with mixed reaction.

Fall Fashion In Full Swing

October 21, 2016

This week repo480-fall-fashionrter Tasha Cain and photographer Chelsea Reichard set out to see how people are dressing for the changing Montana weather. They concluded that layering is the key to the autumn weather changes. Some layering strategies were common, like a wool base layer. There are other trends that are suprising the trendiest of people.

Uber Rolls Into Montana

October 17, 2016

Uber is a ride sha1014uberring app for your smartphone. It matches drivers with riders in their area to provide a quick trip. There is currently no proof that Uber is reducing the number of D-U-I’s in the county since it is so new, however the rate has decreased in the past year.

UM Hosts Supply Drive for Standing Rock Indian Reservation

October 14, 2016

standingrockUM students and faculty are reaching out to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. UM hosted a clothing and supply drive in the University Center Game Room. Standing Rock residents are protesting plans for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to bridge the Missouri River. UC Game Room Program Adviser Joseph Grady says the drive supports unarmed people protecting their homeland and drinking water from potential danger. Grady says they collected nearly 200 potatoes, several cases of water, toys for children, and winter supplies including gloves and firewood.

U-M Debuts Raise Me Scholarships

October 9, 2016

480-raise-meThe University of Montana is facing a fifth year enrollment drop. Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs, Thomas Crady, is combating the issue by debuting a micro-scholarship program aimed to putting money in perspective student’s pockets. The Raise Me Scholarships reward high school students for things such as perfect attendance, making the honor roll, and many other academic achievements. The money earned must be used to attend U-M.

UM News Maroon Show 10-7-16

October 7, 2016

um-news-maroon-10-7-stillEllie Baty and Caryn Foehringer anchor UM News this week. Caryn shows how UM is teaming up with Montana high schools in computer science. The university is also supporting prospective students with the new Raise Me Scholarships program. Plus, UM News reporter Ally Barry is live in the studio to share alumni solutions for the enrollment crisis. The show is directed by Ryan McKinley and produced by Kempson Cross.

UM News Maroon 9-30

September 30, 2016

Tum-news-maroon-9-30his week on U-M news anchors Kempson Cross and Ally Barry bring us the news.
One reporter left the newsroom and hit the back country to see how Montana’s Wildlife Biology program recruits top in the nation.
See how one program takes across the globe. The Hindi Fulbright scholar brings her culture and language to the classrooms.
The Black Student Union teams up with local Native Americans to get their culture seen around the community.

Wildlife Biology #1 Ranking Helps Recruiting

September 30, 2016

480-wildlifebioUM’s wildly successful Wildlife Biology program hopes to do its part to boost enrollment. UM News reporter Kempson Cross explores how national recognition helps recruit students from far and wide. Academic Analytics recently ranked the program #1 in the United States and Canada. Their database includes information on faculty productivity at nearly 400 universities.

New UM Biologist Takes Care of Flathead Lake

September 23, 2016

flathead-lake-graphicThe water in Flathead Lake is getting some extra care from a new marine biologist at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. Braly Whisler traveled to Polson and went out on the water to get the story.

UM Students Among Hundreds of Annual Bike Theft Victims

September 23, 2016

BikeTheft The City of Missoula Police Department recently recovered parts of nearly 100 stolen bikes. UM News reporter Kempson Cross tells us more about crime that affects hundreds throughout the Garden City each year. Missoula PD says locking your bike up in a high-traffic area can help prevent theft and purchase databases, like the one at Big Sky Bikes in Missoula, can help recover stolen bikes.

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