Fewer students means less money for Memphis
March 15, 2016
The number of students at the University of Memphis has hit a seven-year low. This comes despite early indications that the school would retain more students this semester than in the previous spring.
University too busy to write parking citations
Feb. 22, 2016
The amount of money the U of M pulled in from parking tickets decreased by about $94,000 in 2015 from the pervious year. This is the biggest drop in seven years.
J-school loses dedicated professor
Jan. 19, 2016
Most students and fellow professors knew Ron Spielberger by his friendly demeanor and his penchant for wearing a suit and tie to class. Spielberger, who taught journalism at the University of Memphis for nearly five decades, died the day after Christmas
Rapists could see little punishment in university system
Oct. 29, 2015
How the University of Memphis deals with sexual assaults on campus varies, and is usually hidden from public view. f the sexual assault survivor chooses to not report the crime to police, then how (or if) the university punishes an alleged attacker will likely remain a secret. Understanding the University’s closed-door policies on sexual assault when police are not involved is crucial because for every victim of sexual violence that goes to the police, there likely are dozens who remain silent.
Frats ordered to stop all events after altercation at step show
Nov. 10, 2010
Two fraternities at the University of Memphis are being told they cannot hold social events on campus after a homecoming step show Thursday that ended in a confrontation and evacuation of the Rose Theater.Some are even suggesting that the university treats members of the mostly black NPHC fraternities more harshly than fraternities in the mostly white Interfraternity Council.
Ludacris will perform at U of M Homecoming
Nov. 5, 2015
With less than 24 hours till show time, it is also unknown how SAC was able to get 'Luda' to agree to play. SAC shared the news just before 8 pm Thursday, but the concert is scheduled for 7 pm Friday.
Student government backs LGBT office on campus
Oct. 30, 2015
Student government is pushing to create a new office of gender and sexuality at the University of Memphis. The proposed office is much needed and long overdue, advocates say. While the groups like the Hispanic Student Association and African Student Association get support from the U of M’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBT and woman rights groups have no such advising hub
Protestors march through University demand living wage from U of M and fast-food giants
Apr. 16, 2015
Students and workers at the University of Memphis joined a nationwide protest Wednesday, seeking to shame fast food restaurants into paying employees at least $15 an hour.
University and ex-employee make final arguments in termination appeal —lawsuit still pending
Jan. 21, 2015
Accusations of discriminations and incompetence were exchanged between the University of Memphis and one of its former employees, Curt Guenther, during day three of a wrongful termination hearing.Although these statements were closing arguments, it’s most likely not the last time these charges will be made.
Student government seeks new parking app
Sep. 22, 2015
Students willing to pay for garage parking may get a new phone app that will tell them which lots are full.Student government is working with campus parking services to develop the app, said David Knowles, president of student government, during Thursday’s student senate meeting.