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Corporations lie. So what?

Commentary by WyoFile April 22, 2014 April 22, 2014

Corporate coercion could drive away legitimate researchers and replace them with the sort of scientists who used to work for the cigarette companies.

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Wyoming’s wind, cold followed spring breakers to Utah

April 22, 2014

Winter-weary Wyomingites escape high-altitude, ice-encrusted tundra by migrating to the Utah desert, but they don’t always find what they’re looking for.

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Sierra Club: Leave Wyoming’s coal and oil shale in the ground

April 10, 2014

A new study suggests Powder River Basin coal and other U.S. fossil fuels must remain in the ground to avoid accelerating global warming and human …

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UW Trustees raise student tuition and employee salaries

April 1, 2014

A tuition increase approved by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will provide a salary boosts for professors and other enhancements for students.

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Don’t saddle Wyoming students with climate-denial politics

March 25, 2014

Gov. Mead’s and state lawmakers’ political take on climate science would earn an “F” in any 7th-grade science course in Wyoming — at the moment.

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Halliburton joins University of Wyoming’s list of energy donors

March 20, 2014

Officials say Halliburton’s $3 million gift underscores the close collaboration between the energy industry, state government, and the University of Wyoming.

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Message from Session: UW Must Do More to Help Itself

Commentary by Guest Column March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014

University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity says UW has little choice but to examine increased student tuition and fees.

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Let’s talk about the direction of the University of Wyoming

Commentary by Guest Column March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014

Emeritus professor of geology Peter Shive wants to have a conversation about the fossil fuel industry influence on UW.

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Wyoming legislature tackles ‘most important step’ of budget session

February 26, 2014

The conference committee on the budget has a significant amount of power to change the course of Wyoming’s $3.5 billion in General Fund spending.

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House and Senate to haggle over hikes in Hathaway scholarships

February 25, 2014

House and Senate to haggle over hikes in Hathaway scholarships
By Ron Feemster
— February 25, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The Joint Interim Education Committee sponsored Senate File …

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Failed amendments required UW deans to meet with legislature

February 19, 2014

The Wyoming House and Senate have introduced two amendments to the budget bill to require University of Wyoming deans to meet with the legislature.

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The Sternbergian Coronation of UW President McGinity; A Quiz

Commentary by WyoFile February 13, 2014 February 13, 2014

UW Professor Emeritus Peter Shive proctors a pop quiz on the Coronation of UW President Dick McGinity.

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Wyoming lawmakers propose raises amid costly turnover

February 4, 2014

Lawmakers are proposing the first major Wyoming state employee pay raises since 2009, which may help reduce costly turnover.

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Why did UW Board rush to put a new president in office?

January 21, 2014

The board ignored calls from faculty and staff to include them in the selection process, and raced to permanently appoint Interim President Dick McGinity.

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Dick McGinity is new University of Wyoming President

January 16, 2014

The move drops the “interim” title from McGinity’s job as president, which he has held since the resignation of Robert Sternberg last November 15.

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Past UW leaders built a solid foundation for university’s future

Commentary by Guest Column December 31, 2013 December 31, 2013

Thanks to Buchanan and Allen UW has been a strong institution, with a clear mission to create and share knowledge and to serve the state.

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The Biggest Little University in the World

Commentary by Guest Column December 19, 2013 December 19, 2013

Wyoming has the smallest state population, but students aren’t limited in their ambitions. UW must therefore be among the “biggest little universities in the world.”

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Email shows trustee pushed for Wyoming law school task force

December 17, 2013

The idea for a task force to advise the College of Law came to former University of Wyoming president Sternberg from trustee David Palmerlee.

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Legislature 2014: What you need to know about the budget session

December 3, 2013

WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.

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Open or Closed Search: Picking the next UWYO president

December 3, 2013

Robert Sternberg’s resignation as University of Wyoming president has renewed debate on the merits of open or closed executive search.