Much ado about Maximus

This piece was co-authored by Oksana Durkee. Maximus, UA Little Rock’s new mascot, has garnered mixed reactions from students. While the athletics department says it has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, a recent survey from the Forum suggests a mostly negative response. Though the new mascot had been in development since spring 2018, athletics kept it under […]

EStem feasibility study calls for better integration between schools

Student complaints drove UA Little Rock administration to hire Boyette Strategic Advisors, a management consultant located in the capital city, to conduct a study on the long-term feasibility of the arrangement with eStem and find possible solutions to the conflicts between the two schools. The researchers emerged with two solutions that they say could benefit both […]

Destigmatizing mental health issues

On Thursday Nov. 1, Bruce Trimble of The BridgeWay gave a lecture addressing mental health issues, the stigma surrounding them, and how to improve the conditions of those afflicted. This was the second part of the department of applied communication’s ongoing “Leadership Lecture Series.” In addition to working for The BridgeWay, Trimble is a UA […]

Trojans start season strong with victory against SE

Little Rock’s (LR) men’s basketball defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State (SE), 101-92, Thursday in the first game of the season. The two teams played a tight game, with neither leading by more than six points until overtime. Though he called it a good game for his team, LR Head Coach Darrell Walker felt the Trojans’ strategy […]

This week in SGA: Nov. 7

The SGA elected and swore in sophomore Stuti Chatterjee to the position of senator-at-large. “I would like to join SGA in order to gain networking and leadership skills for the future,” Chatterjee said. Chatterjee, who is majoring in biology and chemistry, is a part of the Biology Club and Pre-Health Club on campus. Her election […]

Chancellor and vice chancellor of student affairs host open forum

Chancellor Andrew Rogerson and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Mark Poisel hosted an open forum Monday evening, addressing student’s concerns about the university. Though the forum had a set agenda, the dialogue ended up being far less neatly structured, with students driving most of the dialogue. Nichele Anderson, a veteran and non-traditional student, told Rogerson […]

New SGA senators sworn in

At its first regular meeting of the semester, the SGA filled several of the 18 vacant seats in the senate, including those for the Graduate School. For each college: Education and Health Professions: Hope Huggins, junior. Graduate School: Venet Habamungu, Zahid Jawed, Diamond McGehee and Plichis Wang. Social Sciences and Communication: freshman Landon DeKay and […]

SGA elects interim president

Senior Larry Dicus became interim president of the Student Government Association this Wednesday, alongside junior Jonathan Nwosu as interim president pro-tempore. Senators and justices elected Dicus and Nwosu at a special meeting, where former SGA president Connor Donovan assisted them in filling the power vacuum created by Mat Wheeler and Caddo Lowery’s resignation. “The main […]

Smithsonian bringing exhibit for Native American servicemen to UA Little Rock

The Sequoyah National Research Center is hosting “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces,” an exhibit created by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibit, which opens Sep. 5 and ends Nov. 30, details the history of American Indians and Alaskan Natives who have served in the military from the […]