University of Nevada, Reno

Two baskets filled with rolled diplomas for a commencement ceremony.
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Gabino Salinas is a fifth-year student at the University of Nevada, Reno. He would have taken part in commencement with other graduating seniors on May 13, 14, or 15, but the ceremonies have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Salinas arrived at UNR as a first-generation student and started by studying medicine.

Front exterior of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR

There are 21,000 students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno, and all of their courses have been moved online. This transition to online coursework has resulted in some growing pains. KUNR’s Jayden Perez checked in with students and professors at UNR, to gauge their reactions to the changes at the university.

Exterior of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Alexa Ard

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents Chair Jason Geddes said the board will try to complete its searches for the next presidents of the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before the spring semester ends in mid-May.

Exterior of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Alexa Ard

The University of Nevada, Reno said it will issue partial refunds to all students who are being asked to move out of the residence halls. Friday's announcement comes after the university ordered all students to stay home, amid concerns over the novel coronavirus.

Quote from Todd Renwick. Law enforcement can’t solve this problem by themselves, we need us, as society, to be distraction-free. Until we get to that point, we are going to continue to see these trends.
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The University of Nevada, Reno is starting a new campaign to increase pedestrian safety. The move is in response to three incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles impacting the campus community in January.

The UNR President Search Committee discussing in the Joe Crowley Student Union
Jayden Perez / KUNR

The Nevada Board of Regents said they would like a new president in place at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) by July 1. The regents met with members of the UNR President Search Committee for the first time last week and discussed the process of replacing outgoing President Marc Johnson.

Panelists sit on stage as audience members ask questions
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Students at the University of Nevada, Reno are concerned that discussions aimed at addressing free speech, tolerance, and social justice issues on campus are not effective. 

Alexa Ard / KUNR

This semester, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen a rise in the number of hateful acts on campus. Our bilingual student reporter, Andrew Mendez, sat down with Eloisa Gordon-Mora, UNR’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer, to see how that has affected the campus environment.

A wall decoration says, "The strength of the pack is the wolf...and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
Lucia Starbuck

This fall, the University of Nevada, Reno has been confronted with numerous acts of white supremacy, hate and bias on campus. Different incidents have occurred across multiple buildings, including Wolf Pack Tower, a residence hall located in downtown Reno. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck and Andrew Mendez visited the tower to see how students and staff are doing.

The University of Nevada, Reno has seen a recent rash of hate messages on campus. And now, some in the community are working to hold the administration accountable.

Lydia Huerta is a professor at UNR, in the Race, Gender and Identity Department. She was born in the U.S., grew up in Mexico, and moved back to the states at the age of 15.

KUNR's Stephanie Serrano sat down with Huerta to talk about her experience during this tense time on campus.

Noah Glick

As the University of Nevada, Reno kicked off its third week of classes, students were greeted by more than just homework. There were also fliers from a white supremacy group scattered throughout campus.

Alexa Ard

The University of Nevada, Reno has been dealing with the aftermath of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia where one of its students was photographed participating in a white supremacist rally. 

The events have sparked broader conversations about diversity on campus -- and vocal criticism of the school's efforts, including the recent appointment of its chief diversity officer.   It was a decision made by university president Marc Johnson, who spoke Thursday with our reporter Jacob Solis. 

Noah Glick

Ever since a University of Nevada, Reno student was pictured at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, the university has been putting extra effort into touting its diversity. But behind the scenes, concerns are brewing that the administration’s diversity efforts are not as robust as they may seem.

And, as Jacob Solis reports, a very public resignation is shining a spotlight on internal divisions. 

Noah Glick

The University of Nevada, Reno community came together Wednesday to address the actions taken by a UNR student during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

But many faculty and students are frustrated at what they say is a lack of action by the school’s administration to fight racism and bigotry on campus.

Latinx Student Advisory Board

A group of students at the University of Nevada, Reno is delivering a petition to university president Marc Johnson, urging him to designate U-N-R as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Alejandra Hernandez Chavez is with the Latinx Student Advisory Board, the group behind the push.

Noah Glick

A new political exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno is exploring the history of political campaigns across the state. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

The University of Nevada School of Medicine has changed its name to the University of Nevada, *Reno* School of Medicine. Let's turn to our news director Michelle Billman to learn why.

The change sounds like a teeny tweak, but it signifies a major shift away from UNLV in southern Nevada, which is developing its own med school. Spokeswoman Anne McMillin says it also reflects a growing presence in northern and rural Nevada.

Doctors Without Bodies: Death Begets Widely Needed Gift

Jun 22, 2016
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At the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine anatomical donations are instrumental in training future doctors. Cadavers are hard to come by, and more will be needed as the program grows. To learn more let’s turn to Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne who went to the school’s annual memorial service, which honored this year’s donors.

There’s an air of sadness and gratitude as med student Clinton Kolseth recites poetry in front of pews of people at Walton’s Funeral Home Chapel. They’ve gathered with one common purpose – celebrating the lives of loved ones who’ve passed.

Nevada athletics will finalize some big changes this fall. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne recently sat down with Athletic Director Doug Knuth for a Wolf Pack sports summer update.

Renovations at the University of Nevada's Mackay Stadium will be completed this fall according to Knuth. The major goals for those changes are increased safety and comfort and an enhanced game time experience. 

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson visits with graduate Jena Valenzuela (center) and Veterans Services Director Terina Caserto.
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It’s graduation season throughout the area. And two weeks ago the quad was packed with thousands of cheering friends and tearful family members seated in rows of white chairs on the green grass amid a sea of black caps and gowns adorned with silver and blue.

The 2016 spring commencement ceremonies featured a University of Nevada, Reno record of 2,710 degrees awarded for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and medical degrees. And with another record enrollment expected in the fall, this trend is likely to continue for some time.

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