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The Line: Security Fence Proposed for UNM


June 7, 2019 – Crime is a problem around Albuquerque. It’s a problem around the University of New Mexico campus, too.  But is putting a fence around UNM the answer? Initial reactions, at least in the court of popular opinion, seem to be negative. But parents of current and future students want university officials to do something substantial to make the campus safe.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelist debate the best way to address UNM’s safety issues.

Line Panelists:
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

UNM proposes to build fence around entire campus for safety concerns  – by Jeannie Nguyen, Albuquerque Journal

In wake of student death, APD & UNMPD partner – by Danielle Prokop, DailyLobo.com

The Line: UNM Regents

1144 UNM Transparency Concerns

February 15, 2019 – The University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents looks very different than it did a week ago. That’s because new Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed five new members to the Board this week, leaving President Robert Doughty and Vice President Marron Lee as the only holdovers from the Susana Martinez administration. The appointments were made after an advisory panel interviewed candidates and offered suggestions to Lujan Grisham, a process that had never been done before. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists talk about the appointees and the challenges the new-look Board faces going forward. That includes an enrollment crisis, and frustration from lawmakers over the UNM Administration’s decision to cut several sports programs due to budget and Title IX concerns.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

For Further Reading:

Gov. Lujan Grisham nominates five for UNM Board of Regents – Matthew Reisen and Pilar Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

Dem Leaders move to save UNM SportsLas Cruces Sun-News

Hey, lawmakers: UNM cannot afford your offer to restore dropped teams – Will Webber, Santa Fe New Mexico