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UNLV, fraternity suspend chapter after fatal boxing event

Dec. 02, 2021 17:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fraternity that organized a charity boxing match where a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student competitor collapsed and later died of head injuries has been suspended both by the school and its national organization pending the outcome of investigations. ...

Nevada boxing regulators to investigate UNLV student death

Nov. 30, 2021 18:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of Nevada’s boxing regulatory agency said Tuesday that a fraternity charity boxing match that left a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student dead of head injuries was not licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission, but will be investigated. ...

Lawyer: Someone to be held responsible in UNLV student death

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student who collapsed after fighting in a Nov. 19 fraternity charity boxing match and died days before his 21st birthday said Monday his death should not have happened. “We intend to hold...

Nevada student suing over university vaccination mandates

Nov. 18, 2021 22:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old student who says he is immune from COVID-19 because he already had it is suing the University of Nevada, Reno, the governor and others over the state’s requirement that everyone, with few exceptions, show proof of vaccination in order to register for...

UNR to offer Nevada's 1st online marijuana education program

Nov. 07, 2021 10:39 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The extended studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno is launching the first online courses in the state to obtain non-credit certificates in cannabis education ranging from business to horticulture and medicine to help meet demand for jobs in an area that...

CSI show adviser has UNLV students explore mock crime scenes

Oct. 31, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television. But when “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” creator Anthony Zuiker came to Las Vegas in 1999 in preparation for the...

UNR intends to require vaccination proof at basketball games

Oct. 28, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno intends to require fans to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to attend Wolf Pack men’s or women’s basketball games this season. Fans who prove they’ve been vaccinated won’t have to wear a mask at the games at...

Literary magazine The Believer to shut down in 2022

Oct. 20, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's most acclaimed and innovative literary magazines is shutting down. The Believer, founded nearly 20 years ago, had been part of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' College of Liberal Arts since 2017. The bi-monthly publication's...

Native American mural at UNR inspired by Thacker Pass debate

Oct. 09, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It’s hard to miss the vibrant mural that now decorates a wall inside the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno. The image, unlike any other on campus, depicts the history of Native American women and their struggle to protect...

The Latest: Alaska activates emergency health protocols

Oct. 02, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska on Saturday activated emergency crisis protocols that allow 20 health care facilities to ration care if needed as the state recorded the nation’s worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days, straining its limited health care system. ...