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Author Archives: Astrid Galvan / Journal Staff Writer

Repairs to downed border fence top $700K

TUCSON, Ariz. – The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer.

Items left at the scene of the 2011 shooting in Tucson that left six dead and 13 wounded are now on display at the Arizona History Museum. (AP Photo/Astrid Galván)

Obama, Giffords mark anniversary of shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. – Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords spent part of the fourth year anniversary of the mass shooting that left her gravely wounded meeting with President Barack Obama as her city paused to remember the tragedy that left six dead and 13 injured.

A Border Patrol vehicle stands guard at a fallen section of a metal border fence just west of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz.

Flood topples part of border wall

TUCSON – An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down …

David Garcia, founder of Love One Love All, is shown with photos taken by his daughter on a study abroad trip. Garcia’s new company aims to take students to four continents in a year while providing tutors to help them with school work.

Students have a chance to travel

Among the many initiatives the University of New Mexico is taking on since the presidency of Bob Fra …

These images show the brains of patients suffering from hallucinations. A $15 million grant will help a team of University of New Mexico scientists and engineers understand mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

5-year $15M grant for UNM team

For years, researchers have used genetics and imaging, separately, to try to understand mental illne …

Isaac Romero is president of the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico.

A passion for student affairs

University of New Mexico senior Isaac Romero began his college career with the intention of becoming …

UNM police officer Dennis Trujillo, left, and Sgt. Nina Fox, right, leave after responding to a call on campus this week. The university has 31 officers. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Fast growth means challenges

At any given time, there are between 40,000 and 50,000 people on the University of New Mexico campus.