SGA President steps down

The President of the SGA, Mat Wheeler, has officially resigned his position. Wheeler’s decision was confirmed Wednesday afternoon by Student Experience Director and SGA Advisor Jenny Dodson, who received his Letter of Resignation¬†on Sunday. In his resignation letter, Wheeler cited scheduling conflicts as a primary reason for stepping down. “The time commitment the job requires […]

Trojan Daze welcomes students back to school

  Festivities, activities, and workshops abound as UA Little Rock welcomes over 11,000 new and returning students to campus. “Trojan Daze,” as the University calls its welcome week, started Aug. 16, with Move-in Day, and ends Aug. 25 with a Student Leadership Retreat. Some of the highlights have included Freshman Convocation, a block party, an […]

This week in SGA: April 30

Former president Brian Gregory passed the torch on to Mat Wheeler and Caddo Lowery at the year’s final SGA meeting, formally inducting them into their offices as president and vice president. “Just always be willing to learn. You’re not always going to be right,” Gregory said when asked if he had any words for the […]

Criminal Justice department helps take back the night

UA Little Rock’s Criminal Justice department hosted a sexual violence awareness event called Take Back the Night last Wednesday, where survivors of rape and sexual assault recounted their stories and representatives from a number of anti-sex crime groups provided information and advice. The event hosted three speakers, a musical performance by local artists Chana Caylor […]

This week in SGA: April 23

SGA’s Executive Oversight Committee brought charges of impeachment against Chief Justice Makell Swinney before the senate, to which the body voted no. These charges came in response to a Facebook post Swinney made after video surfaced of Pi Kappa Alpha and Chi Omega singing Lil Dicky’s “Freaky Friday” and repeating the N-word. In Swinney’s post, […]

Arkansas schools lose momentum for walkouts

The reaction to last month’s student walkout, organized as a memorial for those killed in the Parkland shooting and as a protest for stricter gun laws, was mixed among Arkansas schools. While administrators at eStem and Hall High organized the event on their respective campuses, the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts’ director, […]

The best of courses, the worst of courses

What is the best class you have ever taken at this university? What about the worst? Associate Professor of Political Science Rebecca Glazier and Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Heidi Harris want to know. This Thursday, April 19, the two UA Little Rock professors will be sending out a pair of surveys to the […]

This week in SGA: April 16

The SGA came to a decision on two of its Student Choice Awards nominees, and also nominated its members for the separate but similarly-named SGA Awards. For Administrator of the Year, the SGA selected Associate Dean of Students Richard Harper, while School of Public Affairs Interim Chair Joseph Giammo took the award for Faculty Member […]

School of Mass Communication delivers awards for outstanding students

The School of Mass Communication recognized outstanding achievements from students and faculty alike during the 2017-2018 school year at its annual awards banquet in Ledbetter Hall. Among those recognized was alumnus Patrick Rhode, who served as special assistant to President George W. Bush. Rhode left the School with only three credit hours left to complete […]

This week in SGA: April 9

Members of the senate and executive team opened up the floor for SGA Student Choice Awards nominations, a yearly tradition dating back to 2004. The SGA gives out three awards: Faculty Member of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and Staff Member of the Year. Last year’s winners were Associate Professor of Political Science Rebecca […]