If passed, DREAM Act would not bring influx of students to university

By Jenny Hottle Staff Writer Thursday, September 20, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com The university may not see a large influx of undocumented immigrants enrolling should voters uphold the DREAM Act in the statewide referendum in November, according to university and state experts. In part because of the requirements of this state’s DREAM Act, fewer …

Fighting On

Olympic medalists Abby Wambach, Cullen Jones, Mallory Weggemann tell stories of pushing through By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, September 14, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Twenty meters from the wall, Mallory Weggemann saw her competitors pulling ahead in the London 2012 Paralympics 50 free finals. She took a breath, buried her head in the water …

Ready to open up the conversation

New student group encourages dialogue on controversial issues By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, September 8, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com One political party, two vastly different opinions. During a time when political parties are becoming more polarized than ever, two Republican state senators presented their contrasting views on same-sex marriage last night at the …

158 lose federal loans after slew of changes

Pell Grant reform alters eligibility requirements By Jenny Hottle Thursday, September 6, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com. Students relying on federal loans may have been waiting with bated breath to see how they would be affected by recent changes in Pell Grants, but university officials maintain that, thus far, only a small number of students will …

University among national leaders in LGBT safety, acceptance

Campus scores perfectly in all but housing in national index By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com. Until one football game last year, Riley Bartlebaugh said she had felt comfortable being out on the campus. But the sophomore English and theatre major said as she left the stadium, striding …

7 teams eliminated from univ. athletics

Men's outdoor track only team to meet its first benchmark By Jenny Hottle / for The Diamondback Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com. The athletics department eliminated seven of its 27 teams Saturday, leaving more than 100 student-athletes without programs to compete for next year, Athletic Director Kevin Anderson said. The announcement comes …

Athletic department to evaluate teams slated for elimination

Athletic department to evaluate teams slated for elimination Officials say will take into account fundraising thus far and make decisions accordingly By Jenny Hottle Sunday, June 24, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com. Although eight athletic teams are slated for elimination this weekend if they fail to meet their fundraising goals, athletics department officials said they …

He’s a Keeper

James Hicks to play on International Quidditch team this summer By Jenny Hottle / for The Diamondback Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com. He just started playing quidditch last fall, but soon James Hicks will be playing the sport just miles from King’s Cross Station. The graduate student earned a spot on the International Quidditch …

New journalism dean to focus on expanding programs

Dalglish to replace Dean Kevin Klose in August By Jenny Hottle Friday, May 18, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com. When Lucy Dalglish assumes her position as dean of the journalism school this August, she has two goals: to learn about the staff’s ideas and to increase collaboration with other schools within this university. Dalglish, the executive director …