Northern Arizona University

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The President of Northern Arizona University is responding to community pressure to divulge specific details of the university's budget plans after a slew of employees lost their jobs last week, some long-time employees who say they were blindsided by the move. 

KNAU/Melissa Sevigny

More than 100 demonstrators gathered at Flagstaff City Hall yesterday to protest large-scale job cuts at Northern Arizona University in the wake of pre-existing budget shortfalls worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Northern Arizona University

A protest is planned today at Flagstaff City Hall over large-scale job cuts and contract "non-renewals" at Northern Arizona University related to ongoing budget shortfalls and dropping enrollment, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the economy. Hundreds of non-tenure faculty, lecturers and other staff were reportedly eliminated last week. Some were long-time university employees.

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Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng has released details about how NAU will cope with budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus.

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Scientists at Northern Arizona University’s Pathogen and Microbiome Institute are tracking the coronavirus in an unusual way—by taking samples of sewage. In places where people are infected, the virus ends up in untreated wastewater. The scientists are sampling the virus’ genetic material in the greater Flagstaff area and on the Navajo Nation to see if they can quickly pinpoint spikes in the disease. In KNAU’s weekly update on the science of COVID-19, Melissa Sevigny spoke with infectious disease expert Dr. Crystal Hepp about the research.   


Earth Notes: The Witness Tree

May 13, 2020
Clarisse Hart

A 100-year-old red oak grows in a secret location in Massachusetts … and here on the Colorado Plateau, a team of scientists has taught it how to Tweet.

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Arizona’s three major public universities will not be raising in-state tuition as promised but out-of-state and online students will face small increases.

Arizona Board of Regents via twitter.com

The Arizona Board of Regents will hold a virtual meeting to set some tuition rates for Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University for the 2020-21 academic year.

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The Colorado Plateau is home to the largest stand of ponderosa pine trees in the world. They dominate upland watersheds and are a crucial provider of ecosystem services, including contributing to clean water supplies, providing wildlife habitat and wood products, as well as storing a lot of carbon.

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Arizona’s three universities plan to hold in-person classes on campus this fall with precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

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