October 26, 2018 – The University of New Mexico continues to deal with a budget shortfall, especially with the greater-than-expected drop in enrollment. One legislator is looking at the high salaries and benefits top administrators in the athletics department receive as potential targets for cutting costs. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the disparity between high administrative pay in the athletics department and declining enrollment at UNM.
Line Panelists: Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
August 10, 2018 – Finances aren’t the only issue in the UNM Athletics Department. The university also appears to be out of compliance with Title IX when it comes to equity in opportunities for male and female athletes.
Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down this week with Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez, UNM Title IX coordinator Heather Cowan, report author Helen Grant, and political psychologist Martha Burk. They discuss how compliance is measured, what changes could be considered to bring UNM Athletics into compliance and what university officials will do in the future to ensure women have equal opportunities in sports.