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An aerial image of the UNR campus. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is in focus with the Joe Crowley Student Union visible in the background.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

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Monday marked the first day of classes for more than 20,000 students at the University of Nevada, Reno. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck went out at lunchtime to see how the students are doing.

A photo taken from the top of a hill, looking down at a city with a group of casinos in the far background, along with houses and trees in the middle ground. The city is covered in a dark, thick, smoky haze from wildfires.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

A pharmacist prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

There is a small wave inbound on a sandy shore of Lake Tahoe while large rocks are peaking out of the emerald water. A hill covered in trees is visible in the background. A snowcapped mountainscape is visible in the far background, too.
Will Stone

The Nevada Board of Regents recently signed off on a plan that will fold Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada University into the University of Nevada, Reno. First announced in early July, the merger could be complete as early as fall 2022, but the schools have to get approval from a number of other educational regulatory agencies. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with UNR President Brian Sandoval to talk about the process.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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University of Nevada, Reno

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, May 10, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Mar. 5, 2021.

Scientists in a UNR lab working on SARS-CoV-2 research.
Brin Reynolds

As COVID-19 deaths surpass 225,000 in the United States, UNR researchers have found some clues as to why the virus that causes COVID-19 is so contagious — and they’re discovering that it is mutating quickly. The researchers have studied the genetics of more than 8,650 samples of the virus SARS-CoV-2, collected from infected people all over Nevada.

Una mujer que viste una camisa amarilla y negra y lleva una máscara, está parada en la esquina. En el suelo, frente a ella, hay un dibujo de tiza que se asemeja a una cara.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

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En la víspera del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas, varios eventos tuvieron lugar en Reno para elevar las voces indígenas a través del arte y la limpieza de un río.

A woman in a yellow and black shirt with a mask stands in the corner. On the ground in front of her is a chalk drawing that resembles face.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

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There were several events throughout Reno over the weekend ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day today to uplift Indigenous voices through art and a river clean up.

A brick building with five large panels of windows. There are letters on the building that say “E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center.”
Isaac Hoops

Earlier in the week, the University of Nevada, Reno’s new president, former Gov. Brian Sandoval, announced that he would be closing the school’s fitness center. Sandoval defended his decision and said the gym was found to be a COVID-19 hotspot.

A person in a mask sits against a tree and is looking at a laptop. The UNR “N” logo is out of focus in the background.
Isaac Hoops / Nevada Sagebrush

The University of Nevada, Reno has reported 330 cases of COVID-19 in September, as of its most recent online update posted on Sept. 30. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck has the details on how the school's COVID-19 data is reported.

Sandoval, dressed in a tan suit with a silver and blue tie, stands behind a podium with the Nevada seal with a UNR backdrop behind him.
Isaac Hoops / Nevada Sagebrush

Former Governor Brian Sandoval has officially been named the next president of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Two women in masks face each other sitting several feet away in a white circle painted in grass.
Isaac Hoops / Nevada Sagebrush

The University of Nevada, Reno’s fall semester has been in session for nearly three weeks. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports on how the university is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Un jugador de fútbol en el campo.
Foto cortesía de Lawson Hall.

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Los estudiantes atletas de color que sueñan con jugar a nivel universitario se enfrentan a la dura realidad de que la mayoría de los campus se encuentran en ciudades predominantemente blancas, como Reno. Encontrar un sentido de pertenencia puede ser difícil, pero muchos encuentran un santuario en un espacio privado, los vestidores. En algunos casos estos se convierten en su escape al racismo.

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