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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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Emily Sarvis, a CNM student, was given two associate degrees and a certificate for which she hadn’t applied. It wasn’t until she received a post-graduation survey that she realized she’d been given a degree. (MARLA BROSE/JOURNAL)

Degree comes as a surprise to some CNM students

Emily Sarvis missed what would have been her first graduation. Because she didn’t know she was graduating. Central New Mexico Community College gave her two associate degrees, in liberal arts and in general studies, along with a certificate in education.

Did regents violate meetings law?

Five University of New Mexico regents apparently violated the state Open Meetings Act when they met …