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 […]

Psychology grad program on hiatus

Two years ago, administrators decided that UA Little Rock’s graduate program in psychology would go on hiatus, with 2018 being the first year in which it would not admit any new students. Julien Mirivel, interim associate dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication, shed some light on the situation in an interview with […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Week in SGA: Oct. 17

Following up from last week’s forum, several senators have begun the process of circulating a petition to see how many UALR students would like to see eStem students removed from college spaces, such as the cafeteria. In response to other concerns, the senate discussed forming a committee to rethink parking on campus. The SGA has […]

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 […]

This Week in SGA: Oct. 10

Chancellor Rogerson visited the SGA and answered questions from senators on everything from plans for eStem, the new Sodexo options, campus safety, and the current UA Little Rock budget crisis.   Senator Katie Zakrzewski suggested holding a joint SGA meeting between UA Little Rock’s senate and eStem’s student government in order to address tensions between […]

UA Little Rock prepares students for graduation with Gradfest

The university hosted its “one-stop-shop” for all things graduation last week. The event took place in the Donaghey Student Center between Health Services and the UA Little Rock Bookstore. Caps and gowns were available for purchase, and students could place orders for official UA Little Rock class rings and personalized graduation announcements. Gradfest also offered […]